After leaking out via pairing notifications for its smartwatches, Google today formally announced it’s changing the name of the Android Wear operating system to Wear OS. The new name is accompanied by a new logo that resembles other Google products better than the previous Android Wear logo.
Android Wear, it’s time for a new name. Say hello to #WearOSbyGoogle, a wearable operating system that keeps you connected to the things and people you love, right from your wrist → https://t.co/FpWtO0ENXo pic.twitter.com/Y8fMVci2vu
— Google (@Google) March 15, 2018
While we’re seeing one of the biggest branding changes in the history of Google’s platforms today, there isn’t much else to talk about. Google says users can expect to see the new name and logo on their phones and watches in the coming weeks, but that’s pretty much it. They did say why their changing their name – it’s all thanks to one-third of all Android Wear users in 2017 using their watches with an iPhone – but other than this minor detail, we don’t know what else Google may have in store for its wearable platform.
That being said, Google I/O 2018 is coming up in May so we might hear something about Wear OS there. For now, though, bask in the glory of the new logo.