Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Notification suggests Android Wear could be renamed 'Wear OS'

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Grady Vargas | 14 March, 2018, 00:30

Since people are getting familiar with Wearables, Android Wear becomes more popular operating system in the wearables category.

The branding can apparently be seen in the Developer Preview beta version 12.5, though there's so far no explanation for it.

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. However, there are some theories on why the wearable operating system will be renamed as Wear OS. As noted by Android Headlines, there were more references to Wear OS in the beta APK, including referring to it as the "wearable service name", suggesting that a name change is incoming. A while back, companies were racing to unveil new Android Wear gear.

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Instead of the previous symbol, which is two oblong rectangles sandwiching a square over a blue circle, the new icon takes the shape of an abstract 'W.' It's crafted out of two slashes and two dots, all in the typical Google blue, yellow, green and red colours. In the case of Android Wear, you'll be notified that there's a watch nearby that can be paired with your phone. A Redditor (via Android Police) spotted the Wear OS text recently when pairing an Android Wear device, and it was accompanied by what could be a new logo (here's the original). The fact that recent Wear devices also work with iOS devices could have played a part in the revamp. We suspect we'll find out more during Google I/O in May.

The list of manufacturers who released Android Wear devices is quite long and includes big tech brands like Asus, Motorola, LG, Samsung, but also companies focused on watches and wearables, such as Fossil, Polar, and TAG Heuer.

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