Google Nexus 5X gets swipe down Fingerprint gesture for Notifications, just like Google Pixel

The Android 7.1.2 beta update for Nexus 5X users is showing this new feature in phone's settings under 'Moves'.

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Google on Monday announced the latest Android 7.1.2 update for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C users enrolled under Android Beta Program. While the update summary noted some app shortcuts, image keyboard support and more, there is one interesting feature that the update has got for Nexus 5X owners is the swipe down fingerprint gesture from Pixel.

Now Google LG Nexus 5X users with Android 7.1.2 Beta can check notifications by swiping down on the fingerprint sensor. The feature can be found in phone’s settings under ‘Moves’. Earlier the feature was only available in Google Pixel devices.

google-nexus-5x-screenshot-android-7-1-2-techookSo if you have the eligible Google device and already registered for the Android Beta Program then you’ll get automatically get an OTA update. However, if you can’t see the Android 7.1.2 update yet then head to Settings menu and check for system update in About section.

For those who have the eligible Google device, but didn’t register for the update then too you can download the update by registering to from your smartphone.

For Nexus 6P users, Google in its update blogpost noted that company is preparing an update for Nexus 6P and expects it to release soon. The Android 7.1.2 update is classified as a maintenance release by Google which will bring a number of changes focused on refinements, including bug fixes, optimizations, and a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.

The final Android 7.1.2 release is expected to roll out in ‘couple of months’. Also, like the beta update, it will be available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices. Google won’t ship the 7.1.2 update to Motorola Nexus 6.