Google has announced that Android Wear would now be renamed to Wear OS by Google.

Google today has quietly announced the news on its blog, detailing a few minor changes. If you’re after some big news, unfortunately you will not find it here.

According to Google, the Wear OS has went through a lot of changes – which is true indeed – and it needed to reflect Google’s own plans for the Smartwatch Operating System, hence the renaming.

As our technology and partnerships have evolved, so have our users. In 2017, one out of three new Android Wear watch owners also used an iPhone. So as the watch industry gears up for another Baselworld next week, we’re announcing a new name that better reflects our technology, vision, and most important of all—the people who wear our watches. We’re now Wear OS by Google, a wearables operating system for everyone.


Watch OS will include no changes other than the name. The new name changes will roll out to watches and devices (Android Wear app) in the coming weeks, so keep an eye for an update if you’re interested to see the new name change on your devices.