The ASUS ZenWatch which was launched in the second half of last year certainly has its fair share of fans, but this does not mean that time would remain still – no sir, progress still needs to be made, which is why there are plans for a sequel some time in the third quarter of this year. Having said that, it is nice to know that ASUS will be bringing the ASUS ZenWatch up to speed with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, taking into consideration that at this point in time, only the LG Watch Urbane comes with that particular operating system version where smartwatches are concerned.
More importantly, this could very well signal the fact that other smartwatches, too, would not be too far off the mark when it comes to receiving a similar update. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop happens to be a rather major update where Android Wear smartwatches are concerned, since it will feature support for always-on apps, in addition to the ability to draw emojis not to mention taking advantage of new navigation gestures.
Unfortunately, one of the major and important new features in the new Android Wear version, Wi-Fi, will not be part of what is arriving on the ASUS ZenWatch since the timepiece itself does not have any Wi-Fi radio to speak of. Bummer!