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Google officially re-branded “Android Wear” to “Wear OS”

It’s official! Google has changed the name of their smartwatch from “Android wear” to “Wear OS”. They have also changed the Android Wear logo to a multi-colored “W”.

The rebranding was pushed through in order to avoid estranged Apple customers who may not know Wear OS works with both Android and iOS devices.

Wear OS Director of Product Dennit Troper shared 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. So 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.”

He also shared that customers will begin to see the new name of their watch and phone app over the next few weeks.

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