A Reddit user was surprised to find a new name and logo for the Android Wear OS while setting up his new smartwatch. The owner of the timepiece did not specify which particular model he purchased. Instead of using the Android Wear name, the pairing notification referenced "Wear OS" and featured a new logo. Replacing the old image that used a square and two rectangles to portray a smartwatch on a two-toned blue background, the new logo features a blue and yellow rounded search bar
combined with some of the Google Assistant
dots. Together, it forms the letter "W" for Wear OS.
So why take Android off the name? Well, one good reason is that most of the watches on this platform work with both iOS and Android handsets. While there is no indication when Google will officially make this change, we could see an announcement made at Google I/O 2018. The annual developer conference will be held between May 8th and May 10th
You can find the old Android Wear OS logo below on the left, with the new Wear OS logo on the right.
Old Android Wear OS logo at left, new Wear OS logo on the right