Android 7.1.2 Nougat rolling out and brings the swipe to notifications gesture for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P. This feature was first introduced only in Pixel devices even though all the smartphones contain the same fingerprint sensor hardware required for the feature.
Google exclusively introduced the ‘swipe for notifications’ in Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. According to 9to5Mac, Nexus 5X users who have the latest beta installed, are being able to use this gesture feature. Nexus 6P users haven’t got the latest beta release yet, but this feature is likely to be introduced for them as well.
Currently, Nexus 5X is running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat Public Beta, and if you want to use this features – you have to go in the Settings menu under Moves to enable it. The swipe for notifications gesture lets you open the notification panel just by swiping down on the fingerprint sensor at the back.
This new Android version is arriving for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices, but not for Pixel 6P. The company has confirmed that an update for Nexus 6P can be expected to be released soon.
According to gadgets360, Android 7.1.2 public beta images are also available to download for compatible devices. The final release of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat is expected to be made available in a couple of months.