1. Roberto Velazquez R's Avatar
    Is windows hello going to come out soon of the beta status? so far it is very slow compared to the fingerprint scan
    07-28-2016 02:46 PM
  2. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I would hazard a guess that it could be beta for a while longer. I've given up with it. I wear glasses and apparently, I have no eyes! :-() It is a bit slow but once it becomes more prevalent on surface etc, it should move forward. Maybe RS2 will have an update to it. Anniversary release doesn't seem to have progressed it much, if at all. Finger print is good, but biometrics are way more secure. There are 'ways' of obtaining fingerprints that used to be sci-fi...
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-28-2016 05:54 PM
  3. PGrey's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm sort of in the same boat.

    I've recorded umpteen "shots" from all different angles, and it gets a hair faster and more consistent, maybe, if at all. At one time I did over 40, and I was still able to "beat" the Iris unlocking, without even trying to type fast, at least 50% of the time.
    I agree, the security is there/cool (and way better than the thumbprint, which has issues as you mention), but the speed AND consistency needs to improve A LOT, who wants to wait 5-20+ seconds, for their phone to unlock...

    -pete
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    07-28-2016 06:16 PM
  4. adebo's Avatar
    I wonder what it will take to work like the SB and SP4. I absolutely love this feature on my SB
    07-29-2016 09:59 AM
  5. PGrey's Avatar
    I wonder what it will take to work like the SB and SP4. I absolutely love this feature on my SB
    I wonder this too. I'm hoping the answer doesn't involve a co-processing chip for the iris camera, or similar. Obviously the Surface has significantly more resources to apply to process.
    Maybe it's just a matter of a priority adjustment for this during the unlock process, so that the timing is correct, this is my big hope. If so, then it would be simply an update.
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    07-29-2016 01:24 PM
  6. miodrage's Avatar
    For me Hello works pretty good, 1-1.5 secs for unlocking, BUT, I am too impatient to wait a microsec, not 1500x times that. So I turned everything off. it is best for me like that.
    07-30-2016 02:27 PM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    eventually, the hardware will be the deciding factor, you can only go so far in terms of optimising the software to get the fastest response from the hardware
    07-30-2016 02:47 PM
  8. PGrey's Avatar
    eventually, the hardware will be the deciding factor, you can only go so far in terms of optimising the software to get the fastest response from the hardware
    Yep, it's another one of those black-box type of deals. Since the camera is essentially inaccessible from software for the common dev., it's hard to know, is it the Win Hello software that's got an issue, or is it the camera/transition.
    Since you can unlock much faster, using they PIN, I'd tend to guess the latter, but I don't have any supporting evidence.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-30-2016 03:29 PM

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