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It looks as though there are some changes afoot for Google's smartwatch operating system, which has been called Android Wear since its inception three years ago. Android Wear, which is now up to version 2.8, will reportedly soon receive a rebrand to “Wear OS”. According to a redditor named H3x0n that received a pairing notification for his smartwatch, he noticed a new logo along with the Wear OS designation. 9to5Google adds that the notification was sent via Google Play Services, which is currently at version 12.2 (most recent stable release). However, H3x0n is running the newly released Android P Developer Preview, which is running version 12.4 of Google Play Services. With the 12.5... Read more...
Heads up folks, the latest version of Google Play services will be the last one to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 Honeycomb devices. Google put the word out in a blog post on Monday, saying that Google Play services 10.0.0 and Firebase 10.0.0 client libraries for Android will be the last versions to support Android API level 9 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread). The next scheduled release is Google Play services version 10.2.0, which will increase the minimum supported API level from 9 to 14 (Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich) when Google releases it to the public sometime in early 2017. That will effectively leave Gingerbread and Honeycomb behind, rendering them obsolete platforms. For... Read more...