Motorola introduces tattoos to unlock Moto X

Mobile & tablets

by CBR Staff Writer| 24 July 2014

Motorola unveiled the concept of the digital tattoo at the 2013 All Things D conference.

Motorola has introduced a digital tattoo technology for Moto X, which allows users to unlock phones without typing in the password.

The nickel sized tattoo is made from thin, flexible materials that are waterproof, and can last up to five days.

The tattoo, based on NFC technology, has been developed by Google's Advanced Technology along with VivanLink.

Motorola said in its blog that users, on average, unlock their phones 39 times a day, and each time it takes 2.3 seconds to unlock. With this new technology, the process of unlocking phones will become simpler, safer and faster, according to Motorola.

A pack of 10 tattoos is available for $9.99 at VivanLink's website. It sticks to the skin and can be peeled off any time.

Previously, companies like Apple and Samsung introduced the fingerprint sensor to unlock the devices but Motorola went one step further to introduce a tattoo that provides the same functionality.

Motorola has not yet revealed whether the technology use will be expanded to other devices.

Post a comment

Comments may be moderated for spam, obscenities or defamation.

Join our network

792 people like this.
2214 people follow this.

Mobile & tablets Intelligence

Buy the latest industry research online today!
See more

Suppliers Directory

Privcy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.