Vlad Savov dla The Verge:
Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has confessed that the dimple at the back of the Nexus 6 was originally intended to play host to a fingerprint sensor. Back in 2011, Motorola was a pioneer in bringing fingerprint recognition to its Atrix 4G smartphone, however the company it used then, Authentec, was purchased by Apple a year later for a price of $356 million. Authentec were, in Woodside’s judgment, the best supplier around and „the second best supplier was the only one available to everyone else in the industry and they weren’t there yet.” So, with Apple snatching up the best and the rest not being good enough, the Nexus 6 was left without biometric authentication.
The decision not to implement a second-rate fingerprint sensor was probably the right one for Motorola and Google. Devices like the HTC One max have shown what the alternative is: a slow and buggy experience that puts users off trying to use the feature at all.
Dobrze, że Motorola/Google nie próbowali skorzystać z rozwiązań znanych chociażby z Samsungów – stosowanie technologii sprzed dekady naprawdę mija się z celem, tym bardziej, że tylko utrudnia życie użytkownikom.