I’ve never been shy about my distaste for what has become of “Android Wear,” and despite a recent rebrand, there’s still one very true thing about Google’s wearable OS – it gets the best hardware but the worst software. The Fossil Q Control is an incredible example of that.
Following Google’s rebrand of Android Wear last week, the first Watch OS devices are getting announced at the Baselworld convention. This first honor goes to luxury maker Hublot with the limited edition Big Bang Referee aimed at the 2018 World Cup. With a limited production run, this watch will also be used by soccer referees during matches.
Google has officially rebranded its Android Wear operating system to Wear OS. Removing the Android name may help people better understand Google-powered smartwatches, which also play nice with iOS devices.
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The new look is nice, but Android Wear’s core problems lie far deeper.
Google first launched Android Wear in 2014, and since then, the platform hasn’t changed all that much. Android Wear 2.0 introduced a slightly updated UI and a few new features in 2017, and on March 15, 2018, Google announced that it was re-branding Android Wear as “Wear OS by Google.”