While the search engine giant's latest offerings may have a lot to offer for Android purists, they certainly lack in one major aspect, especially if seen from an Indian customer's perspective - full support for Reliance Jio.
Although they offer full support for data service, meaning you'll get to access Reliance Jio's 4G services seamlessly, the absence of support for VoLTE is a real bummer and that's what makes things worse.
With that being said, there's a workaround through which you can make voice calls happen on your Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Here's how you can do that.
Install the Jio4GVoice app from Google Play Store
If you've already installed the Jio4GVoice app follow the below instructions, if you haven't, head straight to Google Play Store and download it.
Make sure the data services are turned on
Once you've installed the Jio4GVoice app, all you have to do is call the person you intend to talk with. But, before that, you'll have to make sure to turn on the data services for you may not be able to make or receive calls.
Open the Jio4GVoice app
Now, open the Jio4GVoice app and call the person you want to talk with, as simple as that.
An Update may bring support for VoLTE
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, by default, has the capability to offer support for VoLTE calls. However, the software part on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is what opposes it. So, it is quite possible that Google will push an update in the near future at least before Reliance Jio's commercial launch in 2017 with support for VoLTE.
Does that work well?
Well, according to what Qualcomm says "the X12 LTE modem on Snapdragon 821 SoC is engineered to allow the Pixel to use the EVS codec (better known as Ultra HD Voice) for phone calls over VoLTE or Wi-Fi on supporting networks, so calls can sound even clearer than regular HD Voice, and stay connected longer in weaker signal conditions." However, it remains to be seen if this will be valid in real-time conditions as well.