Even though Android Wear does not seem to have had an exaggerated success, the recent launch of a beta program had suggested that the project was alive in Google’s interests. We recall that, limited to LG Watch Style, the first and only beta of the Android 8.0 Oreo-based system is available.
The decision of the Mountain View company, which has completely removed the Android Wear section on the Google Store, is strange. Just eight months after the presentation of LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, released through a collaboration between Google and LG, the section disappears, and the two smartwatches are shown as “No longer available.”
After last night’s appearance, it’s clearer than ever that Google plans to target hardware, thanks to the new Google Mini Home and Max, Google Clips, Pixelbook and Google Buds headphones, letting the smartwatch market loose .
For the moment, Google has not issued official statements about it, but it will be interesting to see whether it’s about to abandon the development of Android Wear or simply Google will simply provide the software without offering direct support. The comment box is at your disposal.