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Opinion: Google Smart Lock for Passwords is underused, underrated, and I wish more Android developers implemented it

Monday, March 5th, 2018

You'd be forgiven if you don't remember what Google Smart Lock, aka Smart Lock for Passwords, is. The functionality, which aims to bridge your Google-saved website and service logins on Chrome with those in your Android apps, showed up almost three years ago in the Android M Dev Preview then started rolling to pre-Marshmallow devices. Codenamed YOLO for You Only Login Once, it is the precursor to the Autofill API we saw in Oreo and a solution to all those services that don't use a Google/Facebook/Twitter account login.

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Opinion: Google Smart Lock for Passwords is underused, underrated, and I wish more Android developers implemented it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

NBC app gets Android Smart Lock support to make using your NBC Profile even easier

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Passwords are a necessary nuisance in our modern digital lives: they help keep our accounts and personal data safe, but they're a hassle to keep track of and type out every time you need to log in somewhere. Android's Smart Lock for Passwords makes everything much easier by letting users automatically logging in on Android, as long as the password is synced to their Google account. Somewhat unfortunately, though, each app has to be updated to work with Smart Lock, so support isn't as ubiquitous as one could hope. Thankfully, many developers eventually do add support for Smart Lock, and the NBC app is just the latest one on that list.

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NBC app gets Android Smart Lock support to make using your NBC Profile even easier was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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