Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Devices Get 4G VoLTE Support and More

    Google rolls out Android Nougat 7.1.1 version to Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus devices making ot Reliance Jio compatible.

    By Sneha

    Google has finally started to roll out Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for several devices including Pixel, Pixel XL, and various Nexus devices starting today. The Nexus devices will now include a similar feature like that of Google Pixel smartphones.

    Google Rolls Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel, Pixel XL & Nexus

    The newly introduced Android 7.1.1 update is available for a few models including Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G.

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    However, according to reports, the final version of Android Nougat 7.1.1 update will be rolled out over-the-air for the devices that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program.

    Google Rolls Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel, Pixel XL & Nexus

    Months back, Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices were launched in India with Android Nougat 7.1 version, due to which the smartphones didn't support VoLTE and hence wasn't compatible to use Reliance Jio network, which seemed to be a big drawback based on the popularization of the new entrant Reliance Jio.

    Google Rolls Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel, Pixel XL & Nexus

    However, keeping that in mind, the newly updated Android Nougat 7.1.1 now back the Pixel devices with VoLTE support, which means that the phones can work well with Reliance Jio and other VoLTE based networks available worldwide.

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    Along with making the devices VoLTE enable, Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is also said to bring about several new emojis with regards to female characters, like the male emojis that the company had rolled out a few months back, and has been made available for all the Android Nougat devices.

    Google Rolls Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel, Pixel XL & Nexus

    Not only this, the new update has also brought about the option to send GIF videos directly from the keyboard on supported apps including Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts, and more such Google apps.

    Google Rolls Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel, Pixel XL & Nexus

    The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update also makes it easy to create app shortcuts directly from home screen, just by long pressing on the app icon that they are required to create a shortcut option.

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