Samsung is primarily known for its great hardware engineers who design powerful, feature-rich phones like the Galaxy series. Today, however, its their software engineers that will be getting some well-deserved attention and praise. Apparently, Samsung has improved upon one of Google's designs in their customized version of Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich.

Noticing that Google was criticized because their Face Unlock Security feature in ICS could be fooled by a photograph, Samsung engineers figured out a way to beef it up. Google may have admitted that it was more of a gimmick than a true biometric security feature, but Samsung decided to take it a step further. Samsung's improvement was to simply require a blink during the face unlocking procedure. While this does not make the feature fool-proof, it does go a long way toward making it actually more secure.

Ultimately, there is still a long way to go before the Facial Security feature is truly viable, as it still has problems with haircuts, sunglasses and different expressions. Still, it's nice to see it slowly evolving into something potentially useable. What do you guys think? Has anyone in the forums with an ICS device been able to play with the feature much?

Source: SlashGear