Android Nudges Passwords Closer To The Cliff Edge With Fido2 Support

The passwordless web came a billion devices closer to reality on Monday when the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) alliance announced an update to Google Play Services that brings FIDO2 certification to roughly half of all Android devices available today.

Specifically, the alliance said that any compatible device running Android 7.0+ is now FIDO2 certified out of the box or after an automated Google Play Services update.