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Nexus 6P Sold Short On Android 7.1.2 Nougat

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Nexus 6P has finally gained access to the Android 7.1.2 developer preview beta version but, unfortunately, this update does not bring the fingerprint gesture feature to the device.

This fingerprint gesture allows users to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to see notifications, similar to how it is on the Google Pixel devices.

Seeing that the Nexus 5X received Android 7.1.2 earlier this month which brought along the fingerprint gesture, it’s odd that the Nexus 6P was left out from this. In fact, it is the Nexus 6P that really needs this feature as it is far larger than the Nexus 5X which makes one-hand usage harder.

So, why was the Nexus 6P stripped off this much-needed feature?

Well, the reasons aren’t clear for now but there is still the possibility that the feature could arrive to the Nexus 6P with the public version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

The Android 7.1.2 beta for Nexus 6P was announced by Orrin Hancock, Google Nexus community manager, who revealed that the OTA was kicked off on February 25 to members of the Android Beta Program.

1 Comment

  1. Jordan

    February 27, 2017 at 11:43 am

    The reasons are clear – the hardware doesn’t support it.

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/20/googler-confirms-neither-night-light-fingerprint-reader-swipe-gestures-coming-nexus-devices/

    Do some fucking research.