Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P To Get ‘Swipe For Notifications’ Fingerprint Gesture With Android 7.1.2

When it was discovered that the Pixel and Pixel XL use the same fingerprint sensor as the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, owners of the last Nexus handsets from Google demanded that the company add the handy ‘Swipe for notifications’ fingerprint gesture found on the Pixels to the 6P and 5X.

Back then, Google stated that due to a firmware difference it was not possible to bring the same gesture to its Nexus handsets, though the company was “evaluating” a firmware update for the handsets. Now, Google has silently debuted this feature with Android 7.1.2 on the Nexus 5X. Owners of the handset running the latest beta build of Nougat report that there is now a ‘Moves’ option in the Settings menu on their device with the option to enable the ‘Swipe for notifications’ gesture.

Since there is no beta build of Android 7.1.2 available for the Nexus 6P, it cannot be confirmed whether the gesture will make its way to the Huawei-made Nexus as well. However, since the 5X and 6P make use of the same fingerprint sensor, the chances of the 6P not getting this fingerprint gesture with the Android 7.1.2 update is pretty slim.

[Via Reddit]