Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

Google to rebrand the Android Wear with Wear OS

Google to rebrand the Android Wear with Wear OS

As MWC 2018 came and went, we didn't see any notable Android Wear devices get unveiled. However, it appears that Google might be about to give its Android Wear platform a makeover, thereby reigniting interest in the sector.

But, the big question here is, can just a name swap change this scenario?

The new changes appeared after H3x0n installed the latest beta of Google Play services, so they're likely to appear for everyone who installs this beta version. In the post, it is clearly visible that a user received a pairing notification with Wear OS name and Google Assistant-like logo, instead of the regular name- Android Wear. If we talk about the new Android Operating System, Google has recently rolled out the new Android P Developer Preview 1 update for the Pixel users.

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Android wear was launched at Google I/O conference back in March 2014.

Google was referencing the Google Pay brand long before the renaming happened, so this does not mean that the switch to the Wear OS name is imminent. The existence of both the text and the emblem-a "W" in Google's trademark red, blue, yellow, green colors-however, suggest it's not simply an error; other Google services have previously been spotted with new names in beta versions of Google products before being officially changed later. In the case of Android Wear, you'll be notified that there's a watch nearby that can be paired with your phone.

Android Wear used to be my personal favorite wearable OS, and I religiously wore the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360, and Huawei Watch. Most believe this could be Google's strategy towards eliminating its association with the specific operating system.

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