Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Awkward Collar Tug to Follow Later

Motorola:

Remember that one time you were stoked to give your fingerprints? Us either. #LazyPhone

Andy Greenberg, Forbes:

That comment, perhaps alluding to privacy fears that Apple might be assembling a database of users’ fingerprints, may strike readers as a little odd. And not just because Apple has carefully emphasized in its marketing that all fingerprint data from Touch ID will be stored locally on the phone and never uploaded to a remote server; Also because Motorola’s own flagship phone of 2011, the Atrix, offered a fingerprint reader long before Apple. The Atrix, which is still being sold by Motorola today, integrates its fingerprint reader into the wake button on the back of the handset.