What started as a rumor a few days ago was confirmed earlier today by Google: Android Wear has been rebranded. Starting today, Google’s platform for smartwatches will be called Wear OS, a wearables operating system for everyone.
The change will affect more than 50 smartwatches that made their debut since the launch of Android Wear. The new name is supposed to better reflect Google’s technology and vision, the company said in a blog post.
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. …