Googler explains why they won’t bring Pixel’s fingerprint gestures to Nexus

One of the great new features of Google’s Pixel phones is the fingerprint gestures that have been added to give you additional ways to perform tasks with the device. Some Nexus owners expected to see those features brought over to last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, but Google has stated it has no intention of doing so.

Earlier Google reasoned that this was due to a lack of hardware but as it turned out, both the Nexus 6P and the Pixel share the exact same fingerprint sensor. This sparked a controversy on reddit with several users accusing Google of lying to customers. So now that the grand conspiracy to leave Nexus owners high and dry when it comes to fancy new Google Pixel features like has finally been exposed, the question of “why” comes back again. Continue reading “Googler explains why they won’t bring Pixel’s fingerprint gestures to Nexus”

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Get the Google Pixel Fingerprint Gestures on any Android Marshmallow device

Google Pixel and a number of Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi devices feature some pretty nifty shortcuts you can access using the fingerprint sensor. But these are no longer exclusive to those handsets thanks to the amazing developers at XDA. What began life as a simple app to just put the device to sleep with MIUI ROMs has turned into much more.

The app put together by ztc1997 is called Fingerprint Quick Action. The best part is that the app does not even require root although, it is better if you do have it. Continue reading “Get the Google Pixel Fingerprint Gestures on any Android Marshmallow device”

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