The Google I/O 2018 developer conference is about to begin. The event will begin May 8 and conclude May 10. The search giant’s main event will be the keynote address on May 8 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. It begins at 1:00pm EDT and is expected to run about an hour and a half. During it, Google will highlight some of the major points of focus for this year’s event.
A report caught us by surprise as we were putting the wraps on the week, Friday. According to Android Headlines, LG will soon announce a ‘hybrid’ smartwatch with Google’s Wear OS platform. The word ‘hybrid’ is not really used all that often, but is essentially a fancy term for a watch that is somewhere between a full-blown smartwatch and everyday watch. But this watch could be something special, after all.
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.