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Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta 2 update arrives for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google officially announced Android 7.1.2 Nougat towards the end of January an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements and bug fixes. As expected, Android 7.1.2 first started rolling out to a handful of Pixel and Nexus devices as a public beta. Now Google has just started rolling out the second beta version of Android 7.1.2 to eligible devices.

Rolling out as build NPG47I, the new update is now available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player. As you may recall, the Nexus 6P’s 7.1.2 update was delayed by a few weeks for some reason. Thankfully that’s not the case with this release, though; I received the beta 2 update on my 6P right away.

Android Nougat beta for the Nexus 6P finally adds the much-demanded fingerprint swipe gesture for accessing the notification tray. The toggle can be found under the “Moves” area in the settings app.

To say the fingerprint scanner gesture drama has been a thing would be an understatement. First it wasn’t happening, then it was possibly happening. Then, silence. After a while waiting, last month the Nexus 5X did get the feature as part of the initial 7.1.2 beta, but the Nexus 6P was left out. It appears the wait is over, at least if you’re in the beta program.

You can sign up for the Android Beta Program at this link.

Have you received the update yet? Notice anything new? Be sure to leave a comment below!

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Written by Satyabrat Sahoo

Android Developer | Tech Enthusiast | Content Creator, Follow me on Twitter @the_lazy_indian.

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