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Google Pixel function can reach your smartphone with Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Do you use a biometric sensor Android? So this new feature in the beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat makes you very excited. This is because the Nexus 5X has gained new features for the biometrics reader with this update. Therefore, other Android devices may also gain this feature when the final version of Nougat 7.1.2 is released to everyone.

For those not yet familiar with Google Pixel, there is an option in the system settings that enables some extra gestures for the biometric sensor. Enabling this feature turns the sensor into a kind of trackpad, recognizing gestures that activate specific functions. You can swipe down to access notifications or then quickly click to enter selfie mode with the front camera.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat was announced by Google a few days ago, and is only available on the developer channel as a public beta. The Nexus 5X is one of the models compatible with this update, and received the functions of gestures in the biometric sensor after installing this firmware, the NP505D.

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Nexus 5X Biometric Sensor Gesture Function / AndroidPIT

The arrival of this exclusive Pixel feature for Nexus sheds light on the availability of these same features for other Android devices that will receive this update in the future. After a trial period on Nexus devices, the update is released to all manufacturers so they can update their smartphones and tablets. So there is a good chance you will have this feature on your Android if it has a biometric sensor and will receive this update.

How to have biometric sensor gestures features on your Android

We already talked about the Fingerprint Quick Action app, which was developed by a member of the XDA forum. You can install APK on your Android to get a preview of these Google Pixel functions on your Android. All the details about the app and its operation are in the article below:

Does your smartphone have a biometric sensor? Does its manufacturer incorporate any different features in this sensor?

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