By the end of 2014, a wealth of new smartphones could come with biometric technology, such as fingerprint-recognition hardware.
In September, Apple released the iPhone 5S, which included a fingerprint reader, in the hopes of bolstering security and improving usability.
And other mobile makers, keen to jump on the biometric bandwagon, may soon embed the technology in their own devices.
According to new research by mobile network maker Ericsson, which polled 100,000 people over 40 countries, about 74 percent of respondents said they believe biometric smartphones "will become mainstream" during 2014.
More than half -- at 52 … Read more