We are totally in love with the all new Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean and are getting our hands on its mind blowing features one by one. While Google is over with its super-successful I/O event 2012, the best announcement for us was definitely of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We at Gadgec haven’t really been much interested in Android earlier, but the recent Android version was a mind-changer for us, and yes we are covering Android much in detail now, with some dedicated authors and editors here, who will cover Android exclusively on Gadgec.
So while going through Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, one of my friends at Twitter updated me about one amazing feature added by Google in its recent mobile operating system. With a name – Liveness Check, this feature identifies if the person trying to unlock the phone is a human or not, and for that purpose it requires you to blink once at the camera. Cool? We thought so!
Now, you might be thinking the actually use of this tweak in your smartphone, obviously your dog wouldn’t unlock it anyway. Well, the tweak prevents any person from showing a static photograph in front of the device for unlocking the phone. Now, when you need to blink at the Camera, the chances of showing a photograph and getting the phone unlocked have been wiped out.
This is an advancement over the Face Unlock feature that came up in Android 4.0 ICS, and as I always say, Jelly Bean is to Ice Cream Sandwich as Windows 7 is to Windows Vista. The company has definitely taken a step to make its mobile operating system a bit more mature than ever with this Liveness Check feature.
I have myself fooled the earlier Face Unlock feature by displaying a photograph in front of it, but Liveness Check would not let us do so. We are happy that Android is focusing more towards mobile security now. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed.