Wear OS

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon W5 Chips for Wearables

Qualcomm on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest chips for wearable devices, the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1. It looks like the company's "Gen 1" branding for microprocessors is here to stay. Qualcomm's next-generation wearable platforms promise 50% lower power consumption (and therefore 50% longer battery life), double the performance,...

Google Rolls Out Much-Needed UI Redesign for Wear OS

After rebranding Android Watch to Wear OS, Google is finally introducing a much-needed redesign for its smartphone OS. A new report from The Verge explains that, in addition to aesthetic changes, the new Wear OS has been updated to improve the speed and performance of frequently used features — health tracking, Google Assistant, and notifications. The updates in the release coming...

Google Changes its Smartwatch Platform Name to ‘Wear OS’

As pointed out by The Verge, Google has just replaced its smartwatch platform name from Android Wear to ‘Wear OS’. According to Google’s website, Wear OS also has a new slogan: “Make every minute matter”. Since Google’s smartwatch platform now works on both Android and iOS, it makes sense to give it a more flexible branding. “We’re announcing a...