According to a study from ABI Research titled Facial Recognition for Mobile Devices, nearly 20 percent of smartphones sold today will have facial recognition capabilities. Furthermore, in 5 years time shipments of smartphones and tablets with this technology will increase to 665 million units per year.
Currently only the smartphone which is operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.1 Jelly Bean that support this technology. And that's not all smartphone / tablet ICS can do. But is expected in 2-3 years other than the Android platform will adopt this technology.
Facial recognition technology was developed in the 60's by a trio of scientists Woody Bledsoe, Helen Chan Wolf, and Charles Bisson. The biggest challenge for this technology to be incorporated into a mobile device is a sensor camera to be sufficiently accurate and a processor that is powerful enough to handle very complex algorithms without consuming too much power consumption. Of course for advanced mobile phones today, it is not a problem.
origin source by Intomobile