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Xperia X to get Android 7.1.2 Concept update without the fingerprint issues that plagued the Pixel

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Xperia X to get Android 7.1.2 Concept update without the fingerprint issues that plagued the Pixel

The Sony Concept team announced that it's preparing an Android 7.1.2 concept update for the Xperia X smartphone. Concept releases are a way to get the latest pure Android version running on your Xperia phone if you would like that in place of the official Sony firmware, which is a reasonably clean build of Android as well.

The Android 7.1.2 update will bring Bluetooth connectivity improvements, battery usage alerts, and various other fixes. Notably, this Android build gave Google Pixel and some Nexus phones issues with their fingerprint sensors. The changes Google applied to this part won't be included in the Xperia X Concept Update.

A drawback to the update is that the setup wizard for the initial setup (or after performing 'factory reset' and 'add user' functions) after powering the phone will only work with Wi-Fi. It's not very likely you will be impacted by this in any major way.

The concept update is ready for release and is going to be published soon. The Xperia X Concept program is only available to Sony's European users for some reason. You can read more about the Xperia X here.

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posted on 17 Apr 2017, 13:24 1

1. jellmoo (Posts: 1931; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


They can guarantee that US device owners won't experience that issue.

posted on 17 Apr 2017, 20:37

5. mixedfish (Posts: 1314; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


The concept firmware is European. If you flash this the fingerprint sensor is enabled.

posted on 17 Apr 2017, 14:22 2

2. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3350; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Don't think the FP issue is something in 7.1.2 specifically. I'm running 7.1.2 custom on my OP3T and the FP works like it should.

posted on 17 Apr 2017, 17:14

3. vincelongman (Posts: 4957; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


On 7.1.2 on Pixel, no issues with FP
Same with my brother's Nexus 6P

On /r/GooglePixel I've only seen 1 post about
For everyone else 7.1.2 improved FP gesture reliability

posted on 17 Apr 2017, 17:23

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 1714; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Yep same here. No issues with my Pixel on 7.1.2 either - but apparently iPA thinks all Pixels have been plagued.. www.phonearenaclickbait.com

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