Google just changed the name of Android Wear to Wear OS

Rumors about Google rebranding Android Wear to Wear OS had been doing rounds on the Internet since a week or so, but now, putting all those rumors and speculations to end, Google has announced that Android Wear is officially rebranded to Wear OS.

To try the new Google Assistant user can update the Google search engine from play store and then go to the setting of Google search engine, and the language from English to Hindi. 39 million PHAs from roughly 1 million devices. The company removed nearly 40 million PHAs over the course of 2017 and assessed around 23 million new apps for threats. The secret lies with machine learning which has managed to detect and erase more than 60% of potentially harmful apps (PHAs) past year, according to the latest Android Security report.

You may use another path if your device is running Android Oreo 8.0 or higher. The company managed to halve the probability of an Android user downloading a "potentially harmful app" (PHA) from 0.4% down to just 0.2%. They also walked us through their prospects regarding more security on devices by working together with mobile manufacturers. In 2016, scans increased from about once a week to daily. Users can scan their devices manually via the service. Google said that they came to know that almost 35% of PHAs were installed offline and thus they enabled offline scanning in Play Protect. Writing in its report, Google claimed that indicators from industry professionals also signalled "improved overall security" and "a strength of protection that now leads the industry". While the software stagnates, the same can be said about the hardware-we haven't seen a major Wear OS hardware launch since the LG Watch Sport, which was released 13 months ago.

Though Kleidermacher didn't speciafically name iOS, it's clear he was refering to Apple's iOS operating system that powers the company's iPhones and iPads. That's a lot of malicious apps. "You can't do that with iOS", Jack Gold, principal analyst with J. Gold Associates, told ComputerWorld in August.

With the new developments, Android seems to get safer than ever.

  • Carolyn Briggs