Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS

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Android Wear initially launched for Google OS toting devices only, but the company has since opened it up to be compatible with iPhones too.

Android Wear fans may be disappointed to learn the company is planning to rebrand its wearable platform in the coming months, but it's not necessarily a sign the company is giving up on smartwatches.

Anything you're hoping to see in Wear OS?

While signs of the Wear OS rebrand have shown up courtesy of Google Play Service, we can not say the same for the Android Wear app (although there more certainly will likely be changes as we approach the final release of Android P).

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This was first seen in the Android P Developer Preview as they refer Android Wear as Wear OS and replaced the watch icon with a "W". While the Apple Watch saw record sales in 2017, with around 18 million units shipped, according to researchers IDC, sales of smartwatches running Android Wear are having a tougher time.

The new changes appeared after H3x0n installed the latest beta of Google Play services, so they're likely to appear for everyone who installs this beta version.

Android Wear used to be my personal favorite wearable OS, and I religiously wore the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360, and Huawei Watch. The fact that recent Wear devices also work with iOS devices could have played a part in the revamp. Apple now leads the way in the wearables sector, ahead of Xiaomi, Fitbit and Garmin, all products and brands not using Android Wear.

Rebranding Android Wear would no doubt help put the focus back on Google's smartwatch platform.

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