Leak: Samsung could beat Apple to the punch with fingerprint sensor in Note 3

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  • Reply 101 of 116

    Fingerprint sensor didn't happen.  

  • Reply 102 of 116
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

     

    I can't figure out what it is you're asking me.  If you're asking me a question you'll have to be more clear.


    Im thinking he meant that the Watch only works as a companion with the Note 3. Wont work with the S4 as a companion.

  • Reply 103 of 116
    6 days before apple (possibly) releases there's probably means apple have better one released first, Samsung releases galaxy S5 with 5.2-5 inch screen and more junk than ever (including this) and 20 things filed for lawsuit for apple technology being ran through the scanners (3d), Samsung claims this patent before iPhone release of it, Everybody gets punished...
  • Reply 104 of 116
    dnd0psdnd0ps Posts: 253member

    If you squint really hard the watch looks alot like the old nano on a strap

  • Reply 105 of 116
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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    If a fingerprint sensor appeared in a movie from 40 years ago, it's prior art. Therefore, Samsung wins.

    way oversimplified.   yes, as to the concept of fingerprint scanning for security, which is clearly in the public realm.  no as to the specific technology used.  

  • Reply 106 of 116

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    Originally Posted by 3Eleven View Post

     

    What the heck is that attached to the bottom of the watch? Is it like an extended battery? haha.

    Curious now as this is how the watch looks like:


     

    Your right.. That's something fishy going on then. Coz the screen shot above was from the exhibition happening at the Unpacked 2013 event. They have an additional metal layer on the top photograph. Prolly a larger batter, so it doesn't run out of juice at the event :D

  • Reply 107 of 116
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
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    Your right.. That's something fishy going on then. Coz the screen shot above was from the exhibition happening at the Unpacked 2013 event. They have an additional metal layer on the top photograph. Prolly a larger batter, so it doesn't run out of juice at the event :D


     

    I think it's an anti-theft attachment.  The hands-on videos sure make it look that way.

  • Reply 108 of 116
    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

    I think it's an anti-theft attachment.


     

    WOW, that's idiotic, then. They've completely ruined the experience of wearing the device for thousands (which turns into millions by report and word of mouth), and by the time they correct the misconception, no one will give a frick.

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    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

     

    I can't figure out what it is you're asking me.  If you're asking me a question you'll have to be more clear.


    Rhetorical use of the question mark. The Gear does NOT work with the S4 (and that's odd) and it's a huge puzzler why the flagship device wouldn't be paired right out of the gate with the new gadget.

  • Reply 110 of 116
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

     

    I think it's an anti-theft attachment.  The hands-on videos sure make it look that way.


     

    It's not an "anti-theft attachement", it's a metal clasp with a speaker in it. This video explains it:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/4/4692824/samsung-galaxy-gear-features-specs-release-date-price#ooid=Jta3Y1ZTqZ02Xk-tdzg-cLd2pAvNYPlc



    Still looks like crap, though.

  • Reply 111 of 116

    remove comment.

  • Reply 112 of 116

    hehehehehe

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    Originally Posted by CustomTB View Post



    Wait... It only works on their devices? Screw Samsung and their closed system. Androids supposed to be open, open, open. /s Lol

     

    Android's open-ness means that OEMs have the right to install proprietary apps and interfaces on Android...

     

    Of course, it would be nice if Samsung made some of their apps available on the Play store...

  • Reply 114 of 116
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,453member
    jfc1138 wrote: »
    Rhetorical use of the question mark. The Gear does NOT work with the S4 (and that's odd) and it's a huge puzzler why the flagship device wouldn't be paired right out of the gate with the new gadget.

    That's attributed to the current S3 and S4 (except for the S4 Google Edition) not having native OS support for Bluetooth LE which the Samsung smartwatch uses. Because of that Samsung is being uncharacteristically quick to announce they'll be updating both of those devices to Jelly Bean 4.3 in the next few weeks, an Android version that does bake it in.

    Obviously the OEM's can move faster on OS updates when they're motivated. :\
  • Reply 115 of 116
    Originally Posted by Noor Awan View Post

    hehehehehe

     

    Still laughing now that it didn't happen?

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    IDEX Announce Unique Fingerprint Sensor Patent License with Apple and AuthenTec

    Published on May 13, 2013


    IDEX has previously announced that through a legal process in 2007, IDEX was granted a license to certain key patents at that time owned by the fingerprint sensor company UPEK Inc. The patent rights of UPEK have later been assigned to AuthenTec Inc. which was acquired by Apple Inc. last year.

    Apple and AuthenTec have now verified IDEX’s Licensing Agreement, through a notice of so-called “recordal” of the license to key patents in the field of fingerprint sensing. The License Agreement has been recorded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office sanctioning that IDEX maintain its licensed rights to important, early patents for fingerprint sensors.

    IDEX holds key early fundamental patents within the fingerprint sensor industry which places IDEX in an influential position to exploit the mass market potential of this technology for secure ID. IDEX has, since 1997, been a pioneering company in the field of capacitive fingerprint sensing technology, and owns and controls the earliest, basic patents for low cost fingerprint sensors. This license reinforces the Company’s leading patent position, which in our assessment is the strongest IP portfolio in the fingerprint sensor industry besides Apple/AuthenTec.

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