Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Receive 4G VoLTE Support With Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update


Google has rolled out Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for Nexus devices and Pixel devices. 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.

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 an HD symbol in their status bar, with the explanation "Device is HD capable".

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 the keyboard on supported apps. Some of the apps that support GIF images include Google Allo, Google Messenger, and Hangouts.

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