Google on Monday released the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus and Pixel devices, and the update has begun rolling out across the world. A Gadgets 360 staff member received the update on his Pixel XL smartphone, and learnt that the smartphone now supports 4G VoLTE, compatible with Reliance Jio in India.
To use 4G VoLTE, Google Pixel and Pixel XL users will need to enable Enhanced 4G LTE Mode in Settings > Mobile network settings. This will let you "use LTE services to improve voice and other communications (recommended)". Once activated, users will see a HD symbol in their status bar, with the explanation "Device is HD capable".
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Google Pixel XL is 263.6MB in size, and also brings the December Android Security Patch. If you haven't yet received the update, and can't wait to try out the VoLTE feature, you can upgrade to the latest version via the OTA files on Google's site.
The update for Pixel smartphones fixes critical bugs, and also improves the stability and performance of the devices. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update also adds gender counterparts for emoji characters that previously only had male or female representation. Google has also added support for GIF images directly from keyboard on supported apps. Some of the apps that support GIF images include Google Allo, Google Messenger, and Hangouts.