Not what, none too who want to root only for accessing fingerprint, really stupid $ 700 !!
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2016Apparently finger print on power button patent is for HP and this is cause finger print disabl... moreIf flash counting occurs then one could expect Sony to check for that on a warranty submission.
LG superfan, 06 Oct 2016i thought the fp scanner was completely removed from home button not just disabled by software... moreIt's disabled for political reasons (patent infringement or sth like that). They keep the hardware the same on all devices because it's still cheaper to have unused piece of hardware than running 2 different lines in factory.
Just like Intel and AMD for example produce a few different chips, but then sell 5-times more different ones. Disabling a few cores is cheaper than running separate production line for every CPU model.
my-wife-shihaam, 06 Oct 2016yeah morning folks...just a quick one. in my country,Republic Of South Africa,the Xperia XZ... morefree xperia xa are you serious wow thats such great deal get this one for sure
i thought the fp scanner was completely removed from home button not just disabled by software. does not having fp scanner lower prices?
So the hardware is there but Sony has disabled it #GSMArena should write an article on why
Apparently finger print on power button patent is for HP and this is cause finger print disabled on US models. But just flash uk rom and whrn you need warranty just flash stock rom !!! you can download them easily with xperfirm and flash with flashtools stuff.
Does the flashing of the different region version also affect the 4G bands that the phone will activate/recognise? Could be a potential downside...
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2016https://www.google.com/patents/US20120019356 Here, found the patents registered under HEWLE... moreIndeed, and note that it isn't simply "any fingerprint scanner", it's only related to "fingerprint scanner on the power button", so no other device has to worry about this HP-owned patent as none of them have the scanner on the actual power button. Or is there a Xiaomi that has it now too, I forget...
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2016Rumors says that the copyright of the fingerprint scanner over power button in US is hold by H... morehttps://www.google.com/patents/US20120019356
Here, found the patents registered under HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P., TEXAS
pika2000, 06 Oct 2016Because Sony was too lazy to do their research and figure out the patents involved in the fing... moreMost likely sony refused to agree to US fingerprint patent user security issues thus didnt get patent use rights.
I agree to that, fp scan info should not be available to any outside party, your phone and its contents are your private property after all.
pika2000, 06 Oct 2016Because Sony was too lazy to do their research and figure out the patents involved in the fing... morethats not how it works
patent holders can license or refuse to anyone. so if they refuse to sony, sony can't enable. simple as that.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2016Why the hell doesn't it have it in the first place. Sony are out of their minds. Because Sony was too lazy to do their research and figure out the patents involved in the fingerprint scanner that they use. Other manufacturers don't seem to be haivng any problesm having fingerprint scanners for all their devices around the world.
And Sony is still trying to charge you a premium.