Google Rename Android Wear To Wear OS

Search engine giant Google introduced Android Wear for wearable devices back in the year 2014. It is a version of Google's Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Now after facing a lot of criticism related to updates and feature changes, the company is rebranding by changing the name from Android Wear to Wear OS.


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The rebranding not only came with a change of name, but also with a new logo and a new website. Speaking on the new change, Director of Product Management, Wear OS by Google Dennis Troper said;
We’re announcing a new name that better reflects our technology, vision, and most important of all – the people who wear our watches. We’re now Wear OS by Google, a wearables operating system for everyone. You’ll begin to see the new name on your watch and phone app over the next few weeks.
Google first rolled out an update for Android Wear by adding watch face API and changed the software to be based on Android 5.0 "Lollipop back in December 10, 2014. August 31, 2015, saw Google launched pairing application for iOS version 8.2 or newer, allowing limited support for receiving iOS notifications on smartwatches running Android Wear.

According to be believe, the new name, Wear OS is a better name compare to Android Wear because Google didn’t want the “Android” branding hanging around given that one-third of Android Wear users were pairing their watches with an iPhone.

More details will be shared by Google on the upcoming features and more at its I/O conference in early May.

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