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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Enables Play Store Purchases Using Finger Print Sensor

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With Google descending the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to “the next billion” mobile phones, people have their hopes high as to what the new Android will bring along. One feature that would possibly fascinate them is the finger print sensor authentication for purchases made in the Google Play Store, which would be available to users running Android 6.0 on their smartphone with an embedded finger print sensor.

This is not something that we are hearing for the first time. Apple has been offering this technology to its users since the launch of iPhone 5s, that happened around 2 years ago. But its certainly something new for Android users.


This is one of the things that the finger print sensor along with Android 6.0 can do. All you would need to do is just a tap to make a transaction on Play Store.

This new Google Play option will significantly increases convenience and more importantly security —  a highly debatable issue when it comes to the whole of Android ecosystem, while also helping users save time when they shop. But in order to do that, you will have to ensure that your credit card is linked to your Google Play account.

However, the only fingerprint-enabled Android devices running Marshmallow for now are the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X. Other devices are yet to receive the update or doesn’t possess a finger print sensor — so yeah, its pretty much useless even if you own a high-end device which sadly didn’t have fingerprint sensor as a birthmark.


To enable the option, just go to Play Store settings and enable the option under ‘user control’ submenu. By default, the option is set to be turned off. So, you will have to enable it anyway.

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