Google's planning to re-brand Android Wear as 'Wear OS'

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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). The screenshot shows Google Play Services' Nearby feature that pops up when it detects a new Android Wear watch can be paired, but as you can see from the image below, it references Wear OS and shows a new colorful logo that sort of mimics the Google Assistant's branding.

Initially I was skeptical of the company rebranding to Wear OS. It shows a new "W" logo featuring Google's blue, yellow, green, and red color scheme, along with the name "Wear OS".

Android Wear is pretty much at a standstill right now.

Maybe Google will have more to share at Google I/O which should be taking place in the next couple of months, so check back with us then for more details.

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This wouldn't be the first time that we've seen Google rebrand products.

Last week, Google released the first developer preview of its next version of operating system "Android P" which the company said was mostly focused on the changes that will affect developers and might not have significant user interface (UI) adjustments. The fact that recent Wear devices also work with iOS devices could have played a part in the revamp.

Instead if devices are under the Wear OS name, it makes it far more palatable for those with iPhones and want to have a different device to the Apple Watch.