Today while wirelessly tethering my Google Glass to my Nexus 5, I somehow tripped a bug that appears to be displaying an option to read a finger print. While I do not know how to reproduce the bug, I do thing it is worth while talking about it.

Edit: One of our readers had the same bug that I got on my Nexus 5 and it turned out that the LastPass application, which now has finger print scanning functionality for the Samsung Galaxy S5, has been showing this dialog randomly on people’s devices. So unfortunately this wasn’t something from Google built into Android but hopefully this is a feature that comes to Android in a future version.

As you can see from the video above, I somehow tripped the finger print dialog.  This appeared on my Nexus 5 (stock and not rooted) when I was going into my Wi-Fi tethering settings from the notification bar. Once in the settings the dialog appeared and would not go away. If I rotated my phone into landscape the dialog would disappear. When bringing the phone back to a portrait orientation you can actually see the finger print image move down its gray background like it was telling the user to slide their finger down across the screen.

I have not been able to reproduce the bug but if I do I will share it with all of you. Hopefully this is a sign that finger print scanning will be official in an upcoming Android release. Make sure to come back to AndroidMeter to stay up-to-date on all upcoming Android features!

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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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