Sure, smartphone fingerprint scanners like Apple's Touch ID and Google's Nexus Imprint help keep your phone more secure. But they also make it easier to log into various apps or make purchases without having to type an unwieldy password into your phone. That's why we're glad to see the Bank of America app add support for Android Marshmallow's native fingerprint recognition APIs. This means that Nexus 5X and 6P owners can now log into their bank accounts with their fingerprint, a feature that was previously reserved for Samsung phones with a fingerprint sensor.
This also means that future phones with fingerprint scanners should be able to take advantage of the feature easily, without Bank of America needing to rewrite or release a new app to support them. If you want to give it a shot, the updated app is live now in the Google Play Store.