Android Wear OS could have a new name and logo really soon

Android Wear OS could have a new name and logo really soon
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 this year.

You can find the old Android Wear OS logo below on the left, with the new Wear OS logo on the right.

source: Reddit via AndroidPolice

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8 Comments

1. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Qualcomm really needs to step up their processor and driver support. Their Android wear processor is way overdue for an upgrade. Hopefully Google would create custom chips for their smartwatch like on Samsung gear or Apple watch.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7244; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you ask me the Snapdragon Wear 2100 is ahead of its time. Especially when it's great on battery life, and when you need the computing power it has that in spades. It's Adreno GPU even supports a display up to 1280x720. Which is overkill on a smart watch. The only thing they need to do is change the manufacturing process to 10nm or 7nm, which will ultimately make batteries last longer, and ultimately make the SoC more efficient. Personally I would love to see a blocks type watch, where you can change the display from say OLED to E-Ink. That would be my dream smart watch. Having a smart watch that lasts a week on its battery if I use e-ink, and if I need a better color display for games or videos, then use an OLED display.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Google needs to make their own watch with a custom SoC and be more serious about Wear OS.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2150; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Android Wear is still around? I am being serious... It's only Samsung Gear, FitBit, and Apple Watch...

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

And Garmin, Blocks, Amazfit. Android Wear is still doing well Huawei watch 2, Misfit Vapor, Ticwatch S&E all have sold well.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Currently ALL "smartwatches" are utterly lacking in the battery life department unless you put them in airplane mode. Mine only lasts me 2 days before needing a recharge. The minimum standard should be 7 days because we already have too many things to charge on a daily basis.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6746; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We need new and safer battery tech if I'm going to strap a connected watch to my wrist.

7. gamehead unregistered

Ii like the new logo

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