Windows Phone 8.1 wants your prints! Added feature tipped for next update
20th Feb 2014 | 00:00
Plus a little Action Centre action
Pieces of the Windows Phone 8.1 puzzle continue to fall into place with reports claiming the big mobile OS update will bring fingerprint scanning technology into play.
Within the code, the site spotted a line reading: "To allow the app to access your private key, scan an enrolled finger on the fingerprint scanner."
Whether that means an onscreen reading or, a la Apple's solution, a physical fingerprint scanner remains to be seen, but we're likely to find out for sure at Build 2014 in April when Microsoft unveils the new OS.
Make or break
The code also suggests there'll be better customisation options when it comes to start screen themes and improved messaging options for dual screen phones.
Today's report is the latest in a long line of feature leaks, for the new OS, which is increasingly becoming make or break for Microsoft.
Speaking of Action Centre, here it is ... erm ... in action, courtesy of UnleashThePhones.com. With the Centre, it appears customizing app interaction and choosing what goes in the toggles and notifications are the name of the game.