Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 2:07am by Anurag Kumar

Google has officially announced a major update to Android Wear which includes lots of new features. It is in news that Google will soon roll out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Nexus devices and then we can expect the Android Wear 5.1.1 update to come to Sony SmartWatch 3.

Sony has already launched Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update on Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia C3 and older Xperia “Z” series are yet to receive Lollipop update.

What’s new in Android Wear 5.1.1 update?

[ UPDATE 28/05/15Sony SmartWatch 3 Android Wear 5.1.1 update rolling

Always-on Apps – Now apps installed on your smartwatch will remain active even if screen goes to sleep, it will save power as you don’t have to open the app again everytime.

Always-on Apps on AndroidWear 5.1.1 update

Wi-Fi Support – Sony SmartWatch 3 has Wi-Fi connectivity option, so now connecting SW3 to a Wi-Fi network will enable you to send messages, use apps; no matter where your phone is (it must have data connection), so no need for a permanent Bluetooth connection for pairing it.

New launcher is added – Tap on the screen and you are good to go.

AndroidWear 5.1.1 New Launcher

New Adjustable font sizes and easier emojis; now draw them directly on your SmartWatch 3.

Easier emojis on AndroidWear 5.1.1 update

Wrist Gesture – Flick your wrist to see the notification.

Wrist Gesture on Sony SmartWatch 3 AndroidWear  5.1.1 update

This new AndroidWear 5.1.1 Update will arrive on all seven Android Wear watches starting with LG Watch Urbane.

Like the new features, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – Android Blog | Sony Mobile

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  1. mattijs April 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    When does the Motorola Moto 360 get the update?

    • Anurag Kumar April 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm - Reply

      This update has not come yet on any device. It will come soon as soon as it starts rolling. Afterall Moto is beating Google nowdays when rolling updates is considered.

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