Android Wear Is Now Wear OS by Google

A unique re-branding.

Tech
5,170 Hypes 3 Comments

As Google‘s Product Manager Director Dennis Troper states, “it’s time for a new change.” Specifically, Android Wear is now being re-branded as Wear OS by Google.

“As our technology and partnerships have evolved, so have our users. In 2017, one out of three new Android Wear watch owners also used an iPhone,” reads Troper’s announcement. “As the watch industry gears up for another Baselworld next week, we’re announcing a new name that better reflects our technology, vision, and most important of all—the people who wear our watches. We’re now Wear OS by Google, a wearables operating system for everyone.”

Android Wear was initially created to aid in the tech world’s push to make “wearable technology” more accessible, in hopes of making it a cheaper – and thus more available — product. Regardless of the watch or smartphone you have, the Wear OS by Google team wants you to step into the next era of technology in style. “We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with wearables and there’s even more exciting work ahead,” Troper says. With well over 50 brands already working with Wear OS by Google, there’s bright things ahead for consumers and the brand.

In related, recent Google and Android news, the next Android update looks to lure more customers away from iPhone fans.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Google Is Shutting Down the Android Auto App
Tech

Google Is Shutting Down the Android Auto App

Users will have to shift to Google Assistant’s driving mode.

Google Removes Several Popular Android Apps Stealing User Passwords
Tech

Google Removes Several Popular Android Apps Stealing User Passwords

They racked up almost six million downloads.

Google Reportedly Made Privacy Settings "Nearly Impossible" To Find for Android Users
Tech

Google Reportedly Made Privacy Settings "Nearly Impossible" To Find for Android Users

It can also collect your location data through unaffiliated, third-party apps.


Google Pixel Phones Can Now Automatically Record and Share Videos During Emergencies
Tech

Google Pixel Phones Can Now Automatically Record and Share Videos During Emergencies

Footage can last up to 45 minutes provided your device has enough storage.

Yashiki Gets Classy for Fall/Winter 2018 Lookbook
Fashion

Yashiki Gets Classy for Fall/Winter 2018 Lookbook

New staples for the colder months.

Yeezy.Dating: A Dating Site for Kanye West Fans
Entertainment

Yeezy.Dating: A Dating Site for Kanye West Fans

Taylor Swift fans need not apply.

Psychic Hearts Offers Summer Vibes For "Drop V"
Fashion

Psychic Hearts Offers Summer Vibes For "Drop V"

The NYC brand introduces graphic-heavy summer layer.

Kanye West & YEEZY Sued Over Camouflage Patterns
Fashion

Kanye West & YEEZY Sued Over Camouflage Patterns

LeBron James is also a defendant.

Off-White™ Launches New Eyewear Capsule With Sunglass Hut
Fashion

Off-White™ Launches New Eyewear Capsule With Sunglass Hut

“Incorporating classic shapes from the past with a youthful modern elegance.”


NOAH Drops Two Suede Bit Loafers & a Tricolor Trail Oxford
Footwear

NOAH Drops Two Suede Bit Loafers & a Tricolor Trail Oxford

All hand-stitched in the U.S.

New York Embraced Supreme's Collaboration With UNDERCOVER and Public Enemy
Fashion

New York Embraced Supreme's Collaboration With UNDERCOVER and Public Enemy

From Long Island to SoHo.

Spike Lee Breaks Down His "Cool Hand Brooklyn" Rolex Daytona
Watches

Spike Lee Breaks Down His "Cool Hand Brooklyn" Rolex Daytona

He wanted to deliver “his own flavor” and pay respect.

Logitech's New LED Speakers Will Sync With Whatever You're Watching or Listening To
Tech

Logitech's New LED Speakers Will Sync With Whatever You're Watching or Listening To

Utilizing LIGHTSYNC technology.

Safety Comes First in This Exclusive Editorial
Fashion 

Safety Comes First in This Exclusive Editorial

Featuring brands like Helmut Lang, Off-White™ and Vetements.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.