Why renaming Android Wear actually makes a lot of sense

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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). However, it appears that Google might be about to give its Android Wear platform a makeover, thereby reigniting interest in the sector.

GOOGLE APPEARS to be planning to rebrand its wearables operating system Android Wear as Wear OS in a future update. Their post consists of a notification they received while setting up an unspecified smartwatch.

We decompiled the Google Play Services beta APK, and indeed found several references to Wear OS throughout the strings. However, H3x0n is running the newly released Android P Developer Preview, which is running version 12.4 of Google Play Services. It remains unclear whether Google will go forth with the changes, but it makes sense to see changes like this since Android Wear hasn't performed as well as Google has hoped in recent memory.

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Recently, Google has after a long time, at least in the fast era of technology, officially made their Len available to non-Google or Android phones that have Google Photos installed.

It also looks from the new logo like there will be a keen steer toward Google Assistant as the centerpiece feature. Assuming it does happen, the company is likely to announce it at this year's annual I/O conference, which, according to the Google Developers' Twitter account, will take place from May 8 to May 10.

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