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:


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9 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's weird that the 5X is getting it first. It's usually the other way around.

2. IT-Engineer

Posts: 577; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

It works perfectly on my n5x

3. DellB

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Give us Google Assistant on the 6p and not this gimmick.

4. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Great!!, I'm glad we receive it first, but as Nathan_ignx says, it's weird. The 5X is supposed to be the budget Nexus phone but it's getting more love than the 6P, the 6P should get it first since it was a 'Premium' phone back then... I'm very excited I chose the 5X over the 6P.

5. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

I have it on my Honor 8 already. Swipe from left and right to browse between photos, Swipe from the top to pull down notification menu, swipe up to get rid of the notification menu. There is more. The fingerprint sensor is clickable so can add your own shortcuts to it. I have set one click to go to the camera app, Press and hold to open the torch. Double click to open the browser.

6. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Wow it's impressive, it's all that built into the OS?

7. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

EMUI 5 on top of Android 7.0 however EMUI 4.1 on top of Marshmallow also has it

8. TheLegendaryGhost

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

i should have went with honor 8....but still liking 6p... next one in the list is def honor.....

9. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

It's a great value for money. The design is amazing. Though I have covered in a back cover. Every now and then I take it out of the cover and keep staring at its back from different angles (No exaggeration).

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