Last week, Google introduced a new Wear OS build based on the Android P system upgrade for mobile. The operating system for wearables has been due for a substantial upgrade, but this is more or less another incremental upgrade. Here’s everything we know.
A few days ago, a Google community manager made an important announcement that would rebrand Android Wear to the name Wear OS. The operating system for smartwatches will now be called Wear OS everywhere you see it, and this change continues to roll out in many places.
Android Wear is now officially, Wear OS! The news first broke last week when Google migrated its Android Wear site over to wearos.google.com. 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.
Huawei had some tablets to show at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, but that’s about all because the company has scheduled its own private event that will go down later in March. It will be at that time when the Chinese manufacturer introduces new P20 flagship smartphones, as opposed to MWC 2018 where Samsung stole the thunder. According to a new report, something else could make an appearance at the event, and that’s a Huawei Watch 3.
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.
TAG Heuer sells the Connected Module 45 smartwatch, and now, there’s a smaller and cheaper version of it known as the Connected Module 41. The watch runs Google’s Android Wear operating system, and may bring some hope for the platform as we enter a new year.
The fragmentation of Google’s Android platform is a very sensitive topic. Even Android device owners can’t deny that its problematic, but has Google begun to move around it? It sure seems so.
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.