Nougat 7.1.2 Beta Build Brings Fingerprint Gestures To Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Likely To Follow


Google had started rolling out Android 7.1.2 in the form of beta to select Nexus and Pixel devices a few days back. Apart from addressing previously known bugs, the beta build of Android 7.1.2 has also bought the much awaited fingerprint gestures feature to the Nexus 5X.

Through the means of this newly introduced feature, users can simply swipe down the fingerprint scanner, located at the rear end of the device, to view the notifications. A further swipe down will open up the quick settings panel. This feature was previously exclusive only to the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. However, Google had later on said that it will be bringing the fingerprint gestures feature to the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P in the form of a firmware update.



The screenshot above comes courtesy of Reddit user spannerphantom who owns a Nexus 5X. This feature can be enabled by going to Settings > Moves and then by tapping on the switch next to 'Swipe for notifications'. Google has said that the latest maintenance release of Android Nougat will be made available for the Nexus 6P in the form of a beta build shortly. Since Google had initially promised that it would be bringing the fingerprint gestures feature to both the 5X and 6P, we do expect that Google will treat the 6P in the same way as it did the 5X. Nexus 6P users can thus expect to get their hands on the same feature soon. However, since this feature is still a part of a beta build, there is no guarantee whether it will make it's way to the final stable build of Nougat 7.1.2 or not, but we can certainly hope for the best and expect to see this feature in the stable build of Android 7.1.2 in the coming months.

Source: Reddit


Krittin Kalra is a 19 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
Nougat 7.1.2 Beta Build Brings Fingerprint Gestures To Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Likely To Follow Nougat 7.1.2 Beta Build Brings Fingerprint Gestures To Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Likely To Follow Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 2/03/2017 11:06:00 pm
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