Last year, Samsung handed over the ability to unlock its Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S to an inbuilt fingerprint scanner. The feature was enabled via an Android app called Samsung Flow. The Korean behemoth is now working towards extending the support to all Windows 10 devices, suggests SamMobile.
The report suggests that consumers find it handy to unlock their Windows 10 PCs using the fingerprint sensor and are impressed with other embedded features of the app. Samsung witnessed a huge increase in demand for the app’s integration with other devices as well. In response, the company has confirmed that it plans to spread Flow’s functionality throughout their Windows 10 devices.
But, Samsung is expected to release the update with the much-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update. This update will assume smooth functioning of Samsung Flow for non-Samsung Windows 10 devices in the future. This development came in the limelight as a reply to one of their consumer’s query. He had doubts about the app’s release for all Windows 10 PCs, to which their support guys replied in the affirmative. The reply read as under,
Sorry for your inconvience. Samsung is compatible with Tabpro S now. But it will support all Windows 10 PCs from Windows 10 next major update (estimated early of April). Thank You.
Released a couple of years ago, the app first debuted on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The fingerprint authentication is just a part of the app, it further allows users to check their smartphone notifications, reply to messages, transfer content from their PCs with the paired Galaxy device. The Korean giant is already using Microsoft’s Windows Hello Companion Device Framework to enable its fingerprint unlock, and it appears the company is simply expanding on that with the latest update to Windows 10.