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Android Wear 5.1.1 is making its way to the ASUS ZenWatch

Although it may not be rolling out to the masses yet, some ASUS ZenWatch owners are starting to receive Android Wear 5.1.1 on their devices.

Published onMay 15, 2015

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It’s been almost an entire month since Google announced the big Android Wear 5.1.1 update, and up until now we have yet to see it on any device aside from the LG Watch Urbane. That’s now beginning to change, according to a few ASUS ZenWatch owners on Reddit. Although it doesn’t look like the update is rolling out to the masses quite yet, some ZenWatch users are reporting that the update is hitting their devices now.

Android Wear 5.1.1 brings a number of great features to the wearable platform, including the ability to set always-on applications, new gestures for scrolling through Google Now cards, and a much more refined contacts/app menu. Perhaps the most interesting feature that’s present in the update is that Android Wear now supports watches with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to receive notifications on your watch, even if your watch isn’t connected to your phone. Unfortunately the ZenWatch doesn’t have Wi-Fi support, so owners of the wearable won’t get to take advantage of the feature.

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Want to see the 5.1.1 update in action? Check out our review of the LG Watch Urbane. Have you gotten the update yet? If so, be sure to let us know!