Bye-bye passwords. We\u2019ve heard that a lot over the years, but Google has a plan to kill off passwords by the end of this year by replacing passwords with biometrics.\u201cWe have a phone, and these phones have all these sensors in them,\u201d Daniel Kaufman, said at Google I\/O 2016 last week. \u201cWhy couldn\u2019t it just know who I was, so I don\u2019t need a password? It should just be able to work.\u201d Kaufman heads up Google\u2019s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit.You may recall Project Abacus (video) being mentioned at Google I\/O last year. It was tested across 28 states in 33 universities, so now Google intends to \u201cget rid of the awkwardness\u201d of two-factor authentication, as well as passwords. Instead, you will be authenticated by how you use your Android.Trust API will run in the background, always keeping track of your biometrics, so it will know you are really \u201cyou\u201d when you unlock your device. It will utilize some of the common biometric indicators you might expect, such as your face print, as well as others such as how your swipe the screen, the speed of your typing, voice patterns, your current location and even how you walk. Combined, it gives a cumulative \u201ctrust score.\u201dKaufman said Trust API will roll out for testing to \u201cseveral very large financial institutions\u201d in June. If the testing goes well, then Trust API \u201cshould go out to every Android developer by the end of the year.\u201dTechCrunch explained that not all apps will require the same \u201ctrust score.\u201d Logging into social media or a game might require a much lower score to prove your identity than logging into your bank account.Last year, Google launched Smart Lock to automatically unlock your phone without using a password; it already works for Android Marshmallow.If you are creeped out by the idea of Google collecting even more of your information, your biometrics this time, then Threatpost reported that \u201cthe sensor data used to generate \u2018trust score\u2019 would be locally processed and not sent to the Google cloud to be added to your digital dossier.\u201dAndroid Instant AppsLet\u2019s say your mom texts you something that would require an app you don\u2019t currently have installed on your Android in order for you to open the link and answer her questions. You check out the app, the room it takes, the overly broad permissions and the access it requires, and you decide you don\u2019t want to know what she\u2019s talking about that badly. Android Instant Apps may change that scenario by allowing you to open the link without installing the app.Michael Siliski, the Google product manager overseeing Instant Apps, wants to make the phone in your hand \u201ca remote control for the real world.\u201d The plan is to use deep linking so you can run Android apps \u201cinstantly\u201d without first needing to install apps on devices running Jelly Bean (4.1) on up; that reportedly covers \u201cover a billion users.\u201d It could work for any Android app, so long as developers upgrade their existing apps. Hopefully it will just work without automatically granting permissions.Phone Arena pointed out that developers would likely rather you install their full app, \u201cbut with Google promising to let the folks behind the apps on your homescreen monetize Instant Apps, and even integrate seamless mobile payments through Android Pay, it's likely that many will follow anyway.\u201dThat\u2019s definitely a big change. But back to the example of your mom sending a link because she needs something technical explained to her: the days of refusing to install the app and thereby bypass giving your assistance may be numbered. The flipside is that simply answering the question by using Instant Apps would surely be faster than the many rapid-fire texts that follow with her describing the issue without much technical literacy until you finally \u201cfix\u201d the problem.