You wrist-wearer can now download Android Wear 5.1.1 update for your smartwatch running the same Google wearable OS, as the search giant has began rolling out the latest version of the Android Wear OS to all compatible smartwatches. LG Watch Urabne was only one to receive this 5.1.1 Android Wear update last month and today released for all Android Wear-powered smartwatches on the go. Download links with details can be found right after this jump.
The new update brings with it a host of new inclusions and performance improvements to Google’s wearable platform. Android Wear 5.1.1 include always-on-display and applications, new launcher and wrist gestures, heads-up notifications, the ability to draw your own emojis, and it also gets the option to change font size and lock the screen of any device.
The Android Wear 5.1.1 gets Wi-Fi support, which is yet another hot on the heels feature. Notably, the functionality will only be available on the LG Watch Urabne, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, and the Samsung Gear Live. Rest of them, such as from Alcatel, Huawei etc won’t be getting this WiFi support for their powered smartwatches.
How to upgrade? First and foremost, the new update requires users to run the latest version of the Android Wear smartwatch application. OTA of the new firmware will be gradually rolled out by Google in the days and weeks ahead. Stay tuned!