Google released its Android 5.1 Lollipop update to most of its phones and tablets, including Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. Now, when there are rumours around Google's next update, Artem Russakovskii, co-founder of Android Police has shared an interesting post on Google Plus.
"I'm told that Android 5.1.1 for both Android phones/tablets/etc and Wear will be released in the coming days (later this week or next week).I'm guessing Google may be just waiting for 5.1.1 to update N9, N4, and N7 2013. You should expect that gesture control and Wi-Fi in Wear 5.1, as previously rumoured."
Following Google's update releasing strategy, one can easily make out that the latest update will always be rolled first for the Nexus branded devices, such as Nexus 9 Tablet, Nexus 6 and 5 smartphones and later to the GPE devices following individual models. Though Artem mentioned Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 Tablet and Nexus 5 smartphone, he might have unintentionally skipped the latest Motorola Nexus 6 model.
If the post turns out to be true, the new update will bring gesture control and WiFi support for the Android Wear based Smartwatches. Adding gesture control would be a cool thing since it would be easy to used, as Android wear-based devices are usually tied on wrists.
The latest update would also probably fix the memory leak issue which still exists even in the latest Android 5.1.
The Android 5.1 offers a variety of new features including new notification mode, Screen Pinning, enhanced quick settings menu, much clarity in live calls, dual SIM support and stronger security.