Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Google planning to rebrand Android Wear operating system as Wear OS

Google might rebrand Android Wear to simply Wear OS Google planning to rebrand Android Wear operating system as Wear OS
Sherri Watson | 12 March, 2018, 16:26

It looks like Google is rebranding Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system. However, thanks to lackluster hardware that was released to debut Android Wear 2.0, the platform's kind of been in a rut for over a year now. There are some Android Wear devices that can be used with Apple as well so it would make sense to call them Wear OS, keeping it neutral across all devices.

A screenshot of a beta version of the Google Play services app appeared on Reddit this weekend and showed the title "Wear OS", suggesting the company is preparing to retool Android Wear.

Speaking of final versions, the Android P calendar seems to be quite clear, since it will surely follow the example of Android 8.0 Oreo: the first developer preview in March, a second in April, the first alpha or similar around the days of Google I / O 2018 (May 8-10) and finally its final version in August. The company might do away with the Android Wear moniker in favor of "Wear OS".

Recently, Google has after a long time, at least in the fast era of technology, officially made their Len available to non-Google or Android phones that have Google Photos installed. The user didn't mention in the post which Android Wear-powered smartwatch was being set up.

Google might rebrand Android Wear to simply Wear OS

Apart from the new name and logo, little else is known about the new Wear OS at present.

Although the rebrand is now just a rumor, it's becoming a bit of a trend for Google with its Android products.

While signs of the Wear OS rebrand have shown up courtesy of Google Play Service, we can not say the same for the Android Wear app (although there more certainly will likely be changes as we approach the final release of Android P).