Recently, the tech giant Google began to bring the final version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat to their Nexus and Pixel devices. Intended to fix some problems, this version seems to be bringing new problems along with it.
Android 7.1.2 Update Breaking Finger Scanner On Nexus And Pixel Devices
The tech giant Google began last week to bring the final version of Android 7.1.2 to their Nexus and Pixel devices. Intended to fix some problems, this version seems to be bringing new problems along with it.
There are already several users who are complaining that this new version no longer recognizes the fingerprint reader of Google smartphones.
This is not yet a general release, but many Nexus and Pixel users started this week to get the final version of Android 7.1.2. Being a bug fix release, the tech giant Google has invested in trial versions so it’s as close to perfect as possible.
The various issues it handles have not yet been revealed by Google, but apparently, there is a new one that is being reported by users. The fingerprint reader no longer recognizes the users’ fingers, so it is not possible to unlock the operating system.
Google has not yet acknowledged the problem, but complaints are gathering, showing that this problem is real and that it is even affecting Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.
Strangely, the problem seems to affect only fingerprint recognition, since the gestures on the sensor seem to work without any problem, giving access to the notifications without any problem.
As it is normal in these situations, several solutions have been tested, from the registration of new fingerprints, start in safe mode or until the phone’s full reset, but none of them seems to have worked.
Google will probably launch in the next few days a new update for Android that will fix this problem and bring back the correct operation of the fingerprint reader to the Nexus and Pixel devices.
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