Android Wear Could Be Rebranded To 'Wear OS' In The Future

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However, the company has been slowly moving away from Android in other cases. Until then what do you guys think of "Wear OS" for branding? An arbitrary renaming of a tech product is usually one of the first signs of a lack of faith in a concept.

Android Wear used to be my personal favorite wearable OS, and I religiously wore the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360, and Huawei Watch. The name is called "Wear OS" and hints at a re-branding of Google's smartwatch OS. But there are a few interesting features (though in early stage) that Android fans can look up to. Although smartwatches saw a period of growth previous year, it doesn't look like many device makers are that eager to create new Android Wear smartwatches.

If you're an iPhone owner, the word Android generally means something isn't compatible with your phone.

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Aside from that, it's unclear why Google would want to change the name on Android Wear.

According to a redditor named H3x0n that received a pairing notification for his smartwatch, he noticed a new logo along with the Wear OS designation. What we see here is no different; the company seems to be trying out a more rounded search bar, one that matches more closely with the one seen on the Pixel Launcher, on its mobile site. Whatever the reason for the apparent stagnation in the Android Wear ecosystem, it appears that Google is looking to shake things up-starting with a rebranding of the OS to 'Wear OS'.

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