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Android Face Unlock Feature Makes its Way to iPhone 4

Developers have managed to bring the Android 4.0 Face unlock feature to the Apple iPhone, it has been revealed.

When Google launched the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the mobile OS stood out with a number of new features including face unlock. The feature allows users to add an extra layer of security by unlocking the device with their face.

However, reports have claimed that the mechanism could be easily fooled by using a photograph of the registered users.

Now, according to Redmond Pie, developers have managed to bring the Android 4.0 feature to the Apple iPhone 4.

The RecognizeMe app has been released on the Cydia app store for jailbroken devices. The app uses the front facing camera and a training program to train the device into recognising the users face. Whether the app is an Android port or new version altogether is not clear.

The feature could also make it to the official App Store, if one developer has his way. The app, called FaceUnlock, allows the same functionality as the ICS feature to be used on the iPhone. The user interface looks similar to the ICS version. Whether Apple permits the app to make an appearance on the App Store remains to be seen.

Watch the demo of FaceUnlock here: