Nexus 6P Didn’t Receive the Nexus 5X Treatment

A couple of months ago Google released Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview. This beta operating system update has been accompanied by the news that Google will officially stop supporting Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. On the bright side though, Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview has brought the highly desirable fingerprint gestures support feature for Nexus 5X devices. The update has finally arrived to Nexus 6P smartphones and to everyone’s surprise it doesn’t include fingerprint gestures support.

Nexus 6P Receives Android 7.1.2 Nougat Developer Preview

We should mention that only Nexus 6P owners that are enlisted in Google’s Android Beta Program are eligible to download Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Back to the matter at hand, when Nexus 5X owners started reporting that their smartphones feature fingerprint gestures support, everyone expected that Nexus 6P owners are going to benefit from the same feature. Sadly, this isn’t the case.

Nexus 6P Doesn’t Feature Fingerprint Gestures Support

This isn’t some groundbreaking feature but it’s highly important that Nexus 6P is kept up to par with Nexus 5X. Especially since Nexus 6P is actually newer than Nexus 5X. Additionally, Nexus 6P used to hold the title as Google’s flagship smartphone until Pixel and Pixel XL were launched, therefore Google is expected to pay more attention to Nexus 6P.

The Android parent has yet to announce what’s causing this feature delay but everyone suspects that Google just needs more time to optimize the feature before its stable. We can be sure that Nexus 6P is going to receive the same treatment in the upcoming future. Maybe the public version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat will include this feature.

Additionally, worth noting is that Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview doesn’t include the latest March security bulletin. Instead, this update only features January’s security patch. Taking in consideration the fact that Google puts a high price on security, we can be sure that the public version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat will include the incremental March security patch. Nonetheless, all that Nexus 6P owners can do right now is wait and hope that Google is going to add fingerprint gestures support during the upcoming weeks.

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