The change of the popular smartwatch formerly known as Android Wear into Wear OS is now official. Google announced that “it’s time for a new name.”
Wear OS’ Director of Product Management Dennis Troper wrote in the Google blog that as the company’s partnerships and technology have evolved, so have their users. That is why they have adopted the new name that will reflect their technology, users, and vision together. “We’re now Wear OS by Google, a wearables operating system for everyone,” he said.
Troper also confirmed that the smartwatch name comes ahead of the annual Baselworld 2018, which is considered as the world’s watch and jewelry show. The Baselworld 2018 will be held in Switzerland next week. He also said that there is more exciting work in the future.
Meanwhile, a new Twitter account and site was created for the rebranded gadget. Both contain the label “by Google.” There is also a rehashed tagline “Make every minute better” that is next to a “W” logo. The new logo consists of slashes and dots made of the four Google colors.
Screenshots were shared on the site that shows the current appearance of Android Wear 2.0. The central focus of the technology is the “Hey Google” and Google Assistant, along with fitness, messaging and planning.
Google has also updated their companion app with a little redesign and it also contains the new branding.