Without a doubt the facial recognition system called by Apple Face ID is one of the features that many Android users envy to iOS and the Google team is aware of it, so they are working on a similar feature that could make its debut with Android Q.
Some manufacturers like Huawei or Xiaomi have already launched their own solutions to offer a similar system to Face ID, finding themselves having to strongly customize Android to support this new system.
Google’s decision to provide native support for secure facial recognition hardware in Android Q should make using these types of advanced systems much more common.
The confirmation of the will of the Mountain View giant to introduce this news comes from the Android Q code : according to what revealed by the staff of XDA Developers, in fact, there are numerous references in it to this new feature, which should go to take the place of the one already used (and definitely simpler), called “Trusted Face”.
Always according to what is derived from the code of Android Q, it seems that Google expects that smartphones will adopt specific hardware to support this functionality and the face can be used not only to unlock the phone but also to authorize purchases or access applications.