The Android Wear section disappears from the Google store
Hardware, hardware, and more hardware. That’s the impression Google made the other day at the event where it unveiled the new Pixels, smart speakers and new headphones, all under the ‘made by Google’ label. The company made no mention of the Android ecosystem at any time, hinting that it was not the time to do it, or that for the moment he prefers to focus on other things.
A day after the presentation, any reference to Android Wear has completely disappeared from the Google store, a movement that attracts a lot of attention and that has worried manufacturers who continue to bet on this operating system, which are all except Samsung.
For a couple of years, Samsung decided to ditch Android Wear entirely to manage its smartwatches with Tizen, an operating system for wrist devices that has been shown to offer much more autonomy and functionality than Google’s operating system for wearables, an operating system that has become the third most used behind Apple’s watchOS and Samsung’s Tizen.
Before the disappearance of this section, in it we could find the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, models that were the first to receive Android Wear 2.0, an operating system that took almost a year to reach the market in its final version since Google introduced it, demonstrating once again that Android Wear seems to have become secondary at least for now.
At the moment, we do not know if the company intends to launch a new smartwatch with Android Wear with the “made in Google” seal, but presumably if it had plans to do so, it would have waited for its launch to eliminate the models of LG that were in your store. At the moment the Google Store only offers us the following categories: Telephones, Home and entertainment, Talbets, Virtual Reality and Accessories.