Android 7.1.2 Beta Nexus 5X Comes with Pixel-Like Gesture Features: Report
The feature allows users to view notifications by swiping over the device’s fingerprint sensor.
Google on Monday launched Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta for Pixel and Nexus devices. The update is said to bring one of the most requested features from the Pixel to the Nexus series. According to 9to5Google, the update adds gesture support for swipe to release notifications from the fingerprint sensor.
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 now rumored to be reaching the Nexus 5X. Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta will be rolled out for the Nexus 6P in the next few days and will offer basically the same support.
9to5Google notes that the feature is available under the ‘Moves’ section in the Nexus 5X’s settings. This allows users to look at notifications by simply swiping over the device’s fingerprint sensor.
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 increasing refinements to the Android ecosystem.