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Android Wear transitions to Wear OS

March 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Android Wear is now officially, Wear OS! The news first broke last week when Google migrated its Android Wear site over to The change is now rolling out everywhere including in the mobile app, on select watches, and even on the Android Wear Twitter page, signifying the platform name change.


Android Wear 2.8 update brings system-wide AMOLED theme

January 24, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Over the weekend, a multitude of Android Wear watch owners were hit with an over-the-air update. Several users took things over to Reddit to talk about the update, and one particular Android Wear watch owner discovered a new feature inside the unannounced Android Wear 2.8 software update.


These Android Wear smartwatches will get Google’s new Android Oreo update

December 11, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Last week, Google released Oreo for Android Wear. However, only LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style saw the update arrive over-the-air. To give some clarification as to which Android Wear smartwatches will receive the latest Oreo update, Google confirmed a full list of those eligible and published it on one Google support page.


Oreo update for Android Wear is rolling out now

December 9, 2017 Droid Turf

Smartwatches were the hype of 2016. Apple, Samsung and many others got heavily invested in the wearable market, trying to make it the next big thing in mobile tech. Even though the market for wearables now seems like it won’t be the next revolution in consumer electronics, Google is still updating its Android Wear operating system.


Android Wear v2.6 brings new features, will begin rolling out soon

November 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

The Android Wear operating system can now be updated through the Play Store, and today it is. The Android Wear application is about to be updated to v2.6, as pointed out by an APK file over at AKPMirror, which will bring several new features and improvements.


Android Wear section and watches removed from the Google Store (Updated)

October 6, 2017 Droid Turf

With Google’s delay of Android Wear 2.0 for its wearables platform, and the rather stagnant sales of Google’s watches (manufactured by Android OEMs), rumors have swirled about the state of Android Wear and whether or not Google will continue investing in the platform.

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