Android Wear, Google’s software platform for smartwatches, could soon be renamed and given a new logo.
That’s according to an eagle–eyed Reddit user, who spotted the plans while setting up his newly purchased watch.
A notification dubbed the operating system Wear OS rather than Android Wear, with a new ‘W’ logo appearing alongside the name.
The move makes sense for Google, as many of the watches which use its software work across both Android and iOS.
It comes after reports in the US claimed that the Apple Watch was now the most popular available smartwatch, enjoying massive growth thanks to the launch of its third edition last year.
Google, therefore, has a lot of catching up to do.
Renaming Android Wear should give it a boost and help make it clearer that users don’t need an Android smartphone in order for products using the software to work.
It’s likely Google will officially reveal its plans during its annual I/O event, which takes place in May.
The search giant is also expected to reveal more details about Android P, which it released to developers last week.