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Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta brings 'Swipe for Notifications' on Nexus 5X, likely the 6P too

02 February 2017 0

The Android 7.1.2 started rolling out a few days ago with bug fixes and special "enhancements" for the Pixel and Nexus smartphones. One of the most visible changes on the Nexus 5X is the new option under the Settings >> Moves menu. We have a new Swipe for notifications toggle which enables the users to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor on the back for drop down notifications. It is a handy little update which let us check notifications without removing the index finger from the back of the phone to reach the top of the screen with the help of your thumb.


Back in November, a controversy sparked between the Nexus users as the 'Swipe for notifications' feature wasn't enabled on their devices despite the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P sporting the same fingerprint sensor. Google said that they were "evaluating the feature" with Googler Ian Lake saying,

To clarify this point, bullhead and angler use similar hardware but older versions of firmware that don’t have gesture support. Updating the firmware used and HAL and some other stuff will take some effort. Doable.

Now, it seems that the new Android 7.1.2 update will bring a glimmer of hope for the Nexus 6P users as well, as the Nexus 5X has already started showing the new features.

  • The Huawei Nexus 6P isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The LG Nexus 5X isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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