Google introduces fingerprint gestures to Nexus


At the point when Google launched fingerprint scanner-based swipe gestures in its latest flagship Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, some Nexus clients asked whether they would also get this feature in the future. But the search giant company never gave a confirmed answer, leaving many disappointed.

Now, it seems like Nexus users will be getting the similar treatment after all, as part of Android 7.1.2 Nougat update.

Android beta members using Nexus 5X smartphone are stating that the Nougat version 7.1.2’s beta builds launched fingerprint swipe gestures. The feature can be availed inside the ‘Moves’ section under Settings. In one of the toggle options in the section says ‘Swipe for notifications’. Growing the toggle shows a description that says, ‘To check your notifications, swipe down on the fingerprint sensor on the back of your phone.’

Other three toggle options shown are ‘Jump to Camera,’ ‘Flip camera’ and ‘Lift to check phone’. For those unaware, ‘Moves’ are couple of gestures Google launched in its Pixel smartphones.

Since Google Nexus 5X is one of the first smartphones to get this new feature, we assume the Nexus 6P too will receive the similar feature eventually. The search giant company is still working on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat version of Nexus 6P.

A few days back, Google declared an update to its Android Nougat OS – 7.1.2. Google’s VP of engineering Dave Burke reported the beta version of the OS in a post on Android Developer’s blog. As per him, the consumer version of the OS will be rolled out in a ‘couple of months.’

At the time of announcement, Burke said that the OS will bring further refinements to the existing Android 7.1.1 OS version, which has already been launched to Nexus and Pixel devices. Android 7.1.2 will also include certain bug fixes and optimizations, along with minor “enhancements for carriers and users”.

Checkout Latest IT news at

Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk