Anything you're hoping to see in Wear OS? Although smartwatches saw a period of growth past year, it doesn't look like many device makers are that eager to create new Android Wear smartwatches.
Google might give Android Wear a name change to Wear OS
It seems that this appears when setting up a watch using the Android P Developer preview build doing the rounds.
Retooling the Android Wear platform to Wear OS actually makes a lot of sense now, especially as it's not for Android-only compatibility devices anymore.More news: Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day
First spotted by Redditor /u/H3x0n on the /r/AndroidWear subreddit, the latest Google Play Services beta update is showing a new logo and name when attempting to set up an Android Wear smartwatch.
Market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated that Android Wear was virtually non-existent among the top five wearable manufacturers in the fourth quarter of 2017 - even Chinese electronics company Huawei got to fifth place primarily through its fitness trackers - not its Android wristwear. The reason for this is probably due to neutrality, same reason that Android Pay was rebranded to Google Pay which is because Android Pay could be used on Apple phones. Until then what do you guys think of "Wear OS" for branding?More news: WhatsApp will give you extra time to delete your embarrassing messages
While it still has "Google" in the name, it's another step away from the Android name and the search giants continues to shift products that aren't just available on Android (or will be in the future), under its own name.More news: Sydney ferry and light rail commuters swap Opal for credit cards