Google to rebrand Android Wear as 'Wear OS'

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Not only has a new logo popped up online, but reports suggest the name is changing too. Foremost amongst these is the limited success of the Android Wear platform. Later it was given better updates, iOS compatibility and swanky looks.

The software build as it states is specifically meant for developers and a layman would find it hard to decipher what Android P shall bring on their plate. Companies like HUGO BOSS, TAG Heuer, Emporio Armani are already involved with Android Wear. The latest 12.5 beta version, gave the new name and logo of "W" in the four different colors of Google.

As of now, there's no formal explanation for the makeover at this point, but it is becoming a bit of a trend for Google with its Android products.

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I'd expect we see something official from Google quite soon. There might be a reason to step away from the Android name.

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). 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).

Not so long ago, Google rebranded its Android Pay service to Google Pay in an attempt to homogenize its mobile payment solutions. The most talked about change is the iPhone X like notch support.

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Maybe for those gadget enthusiasts who didn't prefer the "A-word" or those buyers who previously thought that they needed an Android phone.

While setting up an Android Wear watch, Reddit user H3x0n found a new name, "Wear OS" - a similar name to Apple's 'watchOS, ' and one that's much more platform-agnostic than the smartwatch operating system's current title. This name changer can be a lack of faith or a leap of faith. Most believe this could be Google's strategy towards eliminating its association with the specific operating system.

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