Night Light and fingerprint reader gestures won't come to the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X
posted by Luis D. / Oct 21, 2016, 3:04 AM
Night Light reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the display, making it less harsh on your eyes at night or in dim surroundings. As for the fingerprint sensor, there are shortcuts such as swiping down on the Pixel and Pixel XL's fingerprint sensor to pull down the notification shade. More might be coming down the road with software updates.
The feature requires specific hardware built in the fingerprint sensor, though, and the Nexus 6P and 5X lack these bits of gear. Night Light too relies on a hardware implementation – a composer interface that does color transformations on the display driver, instead of in software.
As a little solace, both Nexus devices will be getting Android 7.1 updates in time, which is still a privilege of very few smartphones on the market.
source: Ian Blake (Google+) via Android Police
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
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I thought the night light can also be done through software tweaks?
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 3:20 AM 2
Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014
Of course, CF.lumen works without any specific hardware. And there is no compromise I know of : no battery drain (it's quite the contrary, if you know how to use it), no lag whatsoever... Google becomes like Apple : old Nexuses will get the last version number in the settings, but won't get any new feature.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 4:07 AM 2
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Considering Google's play store has a number of blue light night mode apps on the market. Then Google is far from Apple, especially since anyone can easily download those apps for free. As far as the finger print scanner button on the Nexus 6p is physically different to the Pixels. Then I don't see that coming to the 6p.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 5:09 AM 1
Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014
6P and 5X will get every feature that's not hardware related. The developers over at XDA are too good. They already have the Pixel Launcher, Camera, Nav Bar, Sounds, and the Google Assistant ported to the Nexus'.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 3:30 AM 2
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Feeling let down and betrayed. I own a Nexus 6p that I had to buy from Amazon and had shipped down to Nigeria at no small cost. I might never buy a Google made device again, ever! They promised Nexus will get the best of Google for 2 years and now they are leaving Nexus 5x and 6p behind. Greed is now the rule of the game.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 4:51 AM 0
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you try.yea,I don't see why google is making some software features pixel exclusive plus it seems even the previous night mode on nexuses will be removed from nexus phones.maybe google will learn its lesson and get better by the next pixel though I doubt that coz that should be when the nexus phones get their final updates according to google's update cycle
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 5:04 AM 0
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There is a ton of free nigh mode and blue mode apps already on the play store. They work on any Android devices, and not just Nexus devices. The finger print scanner on the Pixels is physically different to the last generation Nexus devices. So I don't see that feature coming older Nexus devices.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 5:17 AM 0
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I currently have a Nexus 6P! I have upgraded to the new device every year since the N5! The cost of the new Pixel XL compared to my 6P did not warrant an upgrade this year. I understand not getting the features that are hardware specific but not getting all the software updates is just wrong! Well, I will have to decide if i will buy the next Pixel Flagship device or try out another Manufacturer! I'm not mad @ Google, I'm just disappointed how Google is trying to push its new Product!
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 7:02 AM 0
Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 19, 2011
Night Light can be implemented if they take the time to update the video driver. Thus far, they have not deemed it important enough to do.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 8:20 AM 0
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Which really bugs me, because it seems such a simple fix for a very useful feature. I've been using Twilight, but I would rather just use a native feature.
posted on Oct 21, 2016, 12:22 PM 0
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