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

by Ctrl,Alt,Delete BotMarch 6, 2019

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.

The technical details of the new API are pretty complex, but the exceedingly simplified version is that this new API — which probably won’t make it into Android Q, sorry — meets a set of ISO standards for storage that can include secure ID cards like digital driver’s licenses.

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Smartphone and registration, please: Future version of Android may store your driver’s license digitally was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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