Nexus 6P's Android 7.1.2 Beta Now Officially Available, Fingerprint Gesture Is Missing

Last month, Nexus 6P users felt left out when Google released the first preview build of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat that was only offered to the Nexus 5X, Nexus player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. Now, good news to Nexus 6P owners, because Google has just rolled out the Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta for the said device as well.

Nexus 6P Finally Gets The Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta

According to an article at Noewin, only the Nexus 6P devices that were enrolled at the Android Beta Program can get the Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta. The update is currently available via OTA which comes in 1.29 GB. Google has also mentioned that the new version of its mobile OS will be available within a couple of months. However, in case waiting is not an option, people can sign up for the Android Beta Program here.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Is Lacking

Apparently, the OS update for the Nexus 6P is lacking one feature that was expected to come with it. According to a 9to5 Google report, the update strangely lacks the fingerprint sensor gestures that were added to the Nexus 5X's update, but it still contains the same bugs as the initial build. It is unknown as to why Google did not include the said feature to the Android 7.1.2. Nougat Beta for the Nexus 6P, even though that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P share the same physical hardware. However, the same article presumed that the fingerprint gestures will likely make its way into the public version of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Specs And Features Of The Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P features a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1490 x 2560 pixels protected with a Gorilla Glass 4. It is packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipset and features 32/64/128 GB with 3 GB of RAM.  Moreover, it has a 12.3 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front camera. The device itself is powered by a 3,450 mAh battery.

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