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Wear OS

Google Rebrands Android Wear as Wear OS

Apple's Competitors
March 15, 2018

Say goodbye to Android Wear and hello to Wear OS. Google has just announced that it is rebranding the name of its wearable operating system.

In a blog post, Google says that the name change “better reflects our technology, vision, and most important of all—the people who wear our watches.”

Interestingly, Google noted that in 2017, one-third of Android Wear devices were carrying an iPhone.

The name change comes on the heels of a recent report that showed Apple taking the lead in the global wearable market in the fourth quarter of 2017.

According to IDC, Apple shipped 8.0 million units during the timeframe. The second place company, Fitbit, also doesn’t run Android Wear.