Tag Archive: rebrands

Google smartly rebrands Android Wear to Wear OS

Google today announced that it will no longer refer to its wearable platform as Android Wear. Rebranded as Wear OS, it will pick up new features in the coming weeks and months.

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Google rebrands Tango as ARCore

Back in 2014, Google introduced Project Tango – a mobile AR platform destined to enhance everyday life. Then finally in June 2016, Project Tango dropped the “Project” part of its name as it exited beta in its final form. But unfortunately, the initiative never took off. After three years since its launch, there are only […]

AT&T GoPhone rebrands as PREPAID, offers two months of free service

AT&T has been selling prepaid products under the GoPhone brand since 1987, but this week America’s second largest carrier announced it’s all set to rename its prepaid mobile phone service to PREPAID. Even if the name has changed, the services stay the same, as PREPAID will continue to offer customers reliable cellular service without having […]

Wind Mobile rebrands Freedom Mobile, launches LTE network in Toronto, Vancouver

It’s Freedom Mobile time!

Canada’s Wind Mobile has rebranded Freedom Mobile as it looks to move into a new phase of maturity under new owner, Shaw Communications.

The upside is this: while the orange branding remains in tact, Wind’s transition to Freedom Mobile decouples it from the often-controversial global Wind Mobile brand, and allows Shaw to move beyond the “new entrant” moniker into something that resembles a true competitor to the flanker brands of incumbents  [Read More…]

HERE Maps rebrands to HERE WeGo, adds new features

HERE Maps, the mobile mapping app that was sold by Nokia to a group of car companies in late 2015, has released a major update for Android in the Google Play Store. It also includes a name change to HERE WeGo.

Why the name change? In a blog post, HERE says:

On the name change. ‘HERE Maps’ was a bit too generic, we think. Too similar to a bunch of other, lesser apps. And the  [Read More…]

LeTV rebrands as LeEco in India, debuts Le 1s and Le Max superphone

China’s LeTV has made its foray into the Indian market, rebranding as LeEco. The vendor has launched the Le 1s and Le Max “superphone” in the country, with the former set to go on sale starting February 2 and the latter from February 16. The company had previously showcased some of its lifestyle products at a press event hosted in New Delhi a couple of weeks ago.

Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and headquartered  [Read More…]

Facebook rebrands controversial Internet.org as Free Basics

Facebook’s Internet.org initiative — through which the social networking giant provides a set of essential internet-based services for free — came under criticism last year over net neutrality concerns. Those in opposition of the initiative said that the services included with Internet.org would gain an unfair advantage over competing services that would not be accessible for free. Facebook has addressed those issues shortly thereafter, stating that Free Basis will be an open platform, and that anyone can  [Read More…]

IFTTT launches new Do Button, Do Camera and Do Note apps, rebrands original app to simply ‘IF’

IFTTT, always the tinkerer’s dream, is making some big changes today with the launch of a new set of apps and a rebranding of its main app. The three new apps, called Do Button, Do Camera and Do Note, are meant to be specialized single-use apps — accompanied by widgets — that are simpler to set up and can tie into your favorite products and apps to perform a single action very well.

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Google rebrands Shopping Express, introduces same-day deliveries to more US cities

Google has rebranded its Shopping Express service, which enables consumers to take advantage of same day delivery from the company. It’s now simply titled Google Express, taking on-board feedback from the community. Google has also expanded the service with new cities and partners, and there’s also a membership subscription if you’re interested in having a lot of orders delivered.

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Allthecooks rebrands app as Cookpad Recipes

Allthecooks, the recipe sharing service that’s gotten a good bit of attention as one of the initial Android Wear applications (and particularly as one that does things right) has rebranded its Android app.

The new name? Cookpad Recipes. (It’ll just show as “Cookpad” in your app drawer. Same great app, same great waffle recipes. (Mmmmmm. Waffles.) Now with a new name. We’re not sure what prompted the change, and the iOS and Windows Phone apps so  [Read More…]