Android 7.1.2 Nougat Finally Available for Google Nexus 6P, Still no Support for Fingerprint Gestures

Google Nexus 6P

Late last month, Google started rolling out the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta to a bunch of its compatible devices including the Pixel phones, Pixel C tablet, as well as the Nexus 5X.

However, the update was not made available for the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P, with the tech giant promising to make the beta version available sooner than later. Well, the day has come and all Nexus 6P users can now join the rest of the Google family in enjoying the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta.

Since this version is a public beta, your Google Nexus 6P must first be enrolled in the beta program in order to get this update. This finally takes away the pain for those who felt snubbed when last month’s rollout process begun. It doesn’t look like a small update like we have thought, especially judging by the 1293.1MB weight.

The factory image is not yet live for now, but it shouldn’t be long before Google makes it ready for download. But since the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta will come as an OTA to all members of the public beta program, you can simply chill out and wait for the notification, which should come out in less than a few days – provided you are registered to the program.

Google Nexus 6P

When the LG-made Google Nexus 5X was updated to the new Android 7.1 2 Nougat beta, many users started reporting the addition of Pixel’s fingerprint gesture on the phone. While this was also expected to be the case when the OS hits the larger Google Nexus 6P, it doesn’t seem so. Apparently, the feature has not arrived with this OS, but given that the 5X has it, it should probably show up via a smaller update before the stable version comes out. Alternatively, Nexus 6P users can opt for a third-party app such as Fingerprint Gestures by SuperThomasLab, which should still get the job done.

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