Google Rolls Out Android 5.1.1 Update For All Compatible Smartwatches

image

Google has just announced on one of its product forums that the Android Wear 5.1.1 update has started rolling out to all compatible smartwatches.

Android Wear 5.1.1 is a major update to Google’s wearable platform, chief among the new features being Wi-Fi support. With Android 5.1.1, smartwatches will be able to connect to wireless networks and stay in sync with your Android smartphone even when the Bluetooth connection is lost.

For example, Asus ZenWatch, LG G Watch and LG G Watch R won’t receive Wi-Fi support. On the other hand, LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3 and Samsung Gear Live will get Wi-Fi support through Android Wear 5.1.1 update.

Other new features included with this update are support for always-on apps, a new gesture for accessing apps and contacts (a left swipe from the watch face), the ability to change the font size, and support for emoji drawing.

Then there’s the new heads-up notifications system, which will make text messages appear on-screen even when you are looking at something else on your watch.

The update also provides users with the option to change fonts and the possibility to lock their watch’s screen when they are not wearing it.

Google’s post in the Android Wear Help Forum also says that the update will only roll out to users who are running the latest version of the Android Wear companion app.

GB

Advertisements

About lankapage

We are an online publication (Educational Purpose Blog) made up largely of what we call “disintermediated” news – that is news without a spin put on it by a journalist, published as it’s delivered to Lankapage. All copyrights belong to their respective owners. Images and text owned by other copyright holders are used here under the guidelines of the Fair Use provisions of United States Copyright Law. Images and text are used here only for the education purpose and are not intended to generate income for the blog, its employees, or its students. That makes us unique. All content is delivered to you as the writer or producer intended — leaving only you to make judgments about what you read or watch, not us.

Posted on May 20, 2015, in Sri Lanka. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Google Rolls Out Android 5.1.1 Update For All Compatible Smartwatches.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: