Google Inc. is looking forward to provide a fingerprint scanner to its newest Nexus 6 manufactured by Motorola. The smartphone was unveiled by the tech giant in October, last year while it hit the Indian brick and mortar shops last month. The 32 GB variant of the droidphone went on sale with a price tag of Rs. 43,999, meanwhile its 64 GB variant could drill a deeper hole in the buyer’s pocket with a price of Rs 48,999.
According to an interview published on Monday, Dennis Woodside, CEO at Dropbox and former CEO of Motorola reported that like Apple iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 plus, rival Google’s latest Nexus 6 was supposed to provide fingerprint scanner to the device on the rear panel but it wasn’t possible because of Apple.
Woodside, who announced his exit from the company last year, further explained the matter, Apple bought AuthenTec in 2012, the best fingerprint sensor chip manufacturer and supplier. However, the second best option was left for other OEMs. He said, “The secret behind that is that it was supposed to be fingerprint recognition, and Apple bought the best supplier. So the second best supplier was the only one available to everyone else in the industry and they weren’t there yet.”
As TeCake Earlier reported, The Motorola Nexus 6 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop supported by Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone is fueled with a 3220 mAh battery that is claimed to supply juice for an entire day with average usage, and the dimensions are 159.2 x 82.3 x 10mm. For the selfie addicts, the company provides 2 MP of front-facing camera and a 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus primary camera featuring with 5.96 inch 1440 x 2560 AMOLED display.
Beside this, after getting negative feedback from the consumers about the rear panel on the service centers and social media like Twitter, Motorola confirmed the defect as the rear panel of the phone is coming off, and reported, “We’re seeing a few.” However, the company has not revealed the cause yet.