Earlier this week, Google started rolling out Android 7.1.2 beta for Pixel and select Nexus devices. Apart from all the enhancements and bug fixes which the update was expected to bring in, Google has also introduced ‘Swipe for Notifications’ to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Although the update has only been rolled out for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C, we expect that the new update will also bring ‘Swipe to Notification’ feature to Nexus 6P as well.
If you are not aware, Google previously claimed that ‘Swipe to Notifications’ will be restricted to Pixel devices only. Swipe to Notifications is a nifty gesture available in Pixel devices running on Android Nougat, through which one can swipe down on the fingerprint scanner at the back to bring down the notification panel.
If you happen to have any of the above-mentioned devices and are already running on Android 7.1.2 beta, you can enable the feature by going into Settings > Moves.
Meanwhile, Google has also confirmed that this update will not be released for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet. As reported by Droid Life, both the devices which were released back in 2014 has already received their last OS update except the security patches. This was expected as Google promised the update support for both the above-mentioned devices till October 2016, however, the search engine giant went on and released Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus 9 in December 2016 and for Nexus 6 in January 2017.
Android Nougat was first released back in August 2016 before Google came out with its Pixel devices later in October. The latest Android version brings in a bunch of interesting features such as multi-window for multitasking, improved notification panel and recents menu, ‘Doze on the go’ for better battery performance and a slightly revamped quick settings menu. The Settings menu is now more organised and all the important information is displayed right on the first window. Apart from this, there are a tonne of enhancements pertaining to overall performance along with some fixes over Android Marshmallow.