Android 7.1.2 brings fingerprint gestures over to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P likely to follow
Two days ago, Google announced that a new maintenance update for Android Nougat is rolling out to Pixel and Nexus 5X owners participating in the Android Beta program. The developer preview is currently available only to owners of the aforementioned devices, although a version for the Nexus 6P is expected to follow soon.
According to Google, Android 7.1.2 is an “incremental maintenance update focused on polishing and refinements,” but Nexus 5X owners who have installed it on their phones are now reporting that a cool new feature has popped up in Settings – “Moves.”
For those of you who don't know, “Moves” are the fingerprint gestures Google introduced with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. When the Pixel phones launched last year, many Android fans complained about Google's apparent reluctance to bring the feature over to the last two Nexus phones, which sport the same fingerprint sensors as the ones found on the Pixels. Well, in a pleasant turn of events, “Moves” are coming to both devices with the release of Android 7.1.2! The final version of the maintenance update will roll out in a couple of months, Google says.
If you haven't heard of “Moves” yet, they are basically shortcuts that let you access different features of the phone, or control parts of its interface, using the fingerprint scanner. There are currently four “Moves” in total, and you can check them out in the screenshot below: