Google is promoting Android Wear with new name and logo

We decompiled the Google Play Services beta APK, and indeed found several references to Wear OS throughout the strings.

The Android Wear ecosystem has been in a precarious state as of late.

Google has not confirmed the name change, and therefore has not provided an explanation for the speculated move. In version 12.5, which is the latest beta, you can see changes to both the name and logo. In addition, the search giant will also give Wear OS a new logo that resembles that of the Google Assistant.

Google's ambitious Android Wear project has failed to gain traction ever since its inception. In the case of Android Wear, you'll be notified that there's a watch nearby that can be paired with your phone.

Google Play services beta hints at Android Wear rebrand to 'Wear OS'
Android Wear may rebrand to 'Wear OS' according to latest Google Play Services beta

It seems that this appears when setting up a watch using the Android P Developer preview build doing the rounds. Fashion brands continue to release new hardware running the OS, but it's been a hot minute since a major tech company has put any real time or effort into releasing new products with it.

Google is known for bringing in design customizations and UI changes in Android and its other native apps.

Android wear was launched at Google I/O conference back in March 2014.

Google is rumored to be rebranding Android Wear with a new name and logo as Wear OS, as the operating system occupies a stagnant market for wearable devices. This will clear the confusion about the Wearables in the users and they will be easily paired up with cross platform smartwatches to share different things together. However, the company will soon come up with an official statement regarding the same and we would update you with that.

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