Android 7.1.2 beta brings Pixel-like gesture features to Nexus 5X: Report

The feature allows users to glance at notifications by simply swiping over the fingerprint sensor of the device.

Published Date
02 - Feb - 2017
| Last Updated
02 - Feb - 2017
 
Android 7.1.2 beta brings Pixel-like gesture features to Nexus 5X...

Google started rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta for eligible Pixel and Nexus devices on Monday. The update reportedly brings one of the most requested features from Pixel, to the Nexus series. According to 9to5Google, the update adds gesture support for swipe to reveal notifications from the fingerprint sensor.

Back in November, Google introduced Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus devices, which did not bring this feature to Nexus 5x and 6P smartphones. The feature is reportedly making its way to Nexus 5X now. The Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta will be rolled out for the Nexus 6p in the next few days and essentially offer the same support.

9to5Google notes that the feature is available under 'Moves' section in Settings for the Nexus 5X. It allows users to glance at notifications by simply swiping over the fingerprint sensor of the device.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta has started hitting Pixel and Pixel XL devices. The beta version of Android is also available for Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C devices. The update brings bug fixes and incremental refinements to Android ecosystem.