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Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS

Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS

Apart from the new name and logo, little else is known about the new Wear OS at present. Whatever the reason for the apparent stagnation in the Android Wear ecosystem, it appears that Google is looking to shake things up-starting with a rebranding of the OS to 'Wear OS'. The latest Android 2.8 update is claimed to have majorly improved watches' display performance.

Android Wear is now mainly used in smartwatches made by Asus (ZenWatch 2 and 3), Fossil (Q Founder, Marshal, Wander), Huawei (Watch), Lenovo (Moto 360 Gen 2, Sport), LG (Watch Urbane, G Watch R) and Tag Heuer (Connected). These devices can connect with other mobile devices based on Android and iOS.

Not only has a new logo popped up online, but reports suggest the name is changing too.




Interestingly, Google is also testing a new rounded address bar which will be placed on the bottom of the screen. They haven't disclosed any details regarding changing name, but the company must have wanted to remove the Android from the name of a device, as the device is not limited to Android only.

Meanwhile, you should know that Google has recently announced the update for Android smart wearables. The 12.4 version allowed to enable the preview of Android P Developer.

The new icon appears to be the letter "W" in Google's traditional color scheme and would represent the new moniker which might be "Watch OS". In the case of wearable devices and its applications, the new name is suitable. Hence removing the "Android Wear" and replacing it with "Wear OS" would make more sense.


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