Android Wear may be rebranded as "Wear OS", suggests Android P

14 March, 2018, 00:33 | Author: Harriet Bell
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It's also worth mentioning that you'll now be able to get the new version directly from the Google Play Store from your smartwatch rather than through the Keep app on your smartphone.

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) could be looking towards a rebrand of its Android Wear platform.

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.

As noted, Android Wear is Google's operating system for smart wearables and supports both Android and iOS devices.

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).

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Google just released its Android P developer preview for the year giving a fair glimpse to the developers of the "programming features" that they can integrate on apps. Redditor, /u/H3x0n posted a screenshot under subreddit/r/AndroidWear that displays a new name and logo when requested to set up an Android Wear smartwatch under Nearby notification. 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.

While this doesn't necessarily mean the announcement is imminent, the new discovery does seem to indicate the rebranding will happen at least by the time Android P gets released.

Rebranding Android Wear to Wear OS also eliminates the notion that Android-Wear powered devices are only available to Android smartphone owners, as Android Wear smartwatches work with iPhones.

Google is known for bringing in design customizations and UI changes in Android and its other native apps.

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