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Google explains how digital IDs are both convenient and more secure and can we just get them now, already?

Google explains how digital IDs are both convenient and more secure and can we just get them now, already?

We know that support for secure ID is coming to Android, and ahead of the formal release of an ISO standard for the process, Google is detailing some of the particulars behind how it will work — specifically, how it will enhance your privacy compared to the old hand-someone-your-actual-physical-ID-card method. But even with all these details, it still feels like we're no closer to actually having them.

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Android electronic IDs will support driver's licenses first, passports later (Update: Android 11)

Android electronic IDs will support driver's licenses first, passports later (Update: Android 11)

Smartphones already store tons of privileged information from credit cards and boarding passes, but they may soon replace our driver's licenses, our passports, and maybe even our keyfobs, too. We got a hint of this with the reveal of a new support library back in March, now, Google has laid out a roadmap for Android devices to store identity credentials in a future version of the OS. That roadmap, however, is highly dependent on how the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will implement its standards on electronic IDs.

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Smartphone and registration, please: Future version of Android may store your driver's license digitally

Smartphone and registration, please: Future version of Android may store your driver's license digitally

Google appears to be working on support for digital ID cards including digital driver's licenses in a future version of Android. The new IdentityCredential API, spotted by the folks at XDA, may allow for a future Android-powered phone to store credentials, and even offer up those credentials when the device doesn't have enough power to boot.

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