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Huawei to have a smartwatch in 2015

News by Luke Jones on Monday September 08, 2014.

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Huawei will join the smartwatch crowd
Huawei will join the smartwatch crowd

The smartwatch world is getting crowded, which means the niche is growing and more companies want a slice of the market and of the money. We have seen a number of brands join the wearable race over the last few weeks and months, and more are to come, including Huawei, the biggest mobile manufacturer in China.

Richard Yu, Huawei CEO was speaking during an interview and confirmed that the company is working on a smartwatch. The device will run Google's Android Wear platform and is scheduled to be released next year, I am presuming during the first quarter. Yu said that the device would be "innovative and beautiful" although it is hard to not believe it will just be another Android Wear smartwatch.

It makes plenty of sense for Huawei to enter the smartwatch market, not least because everybody else is. However, the company is almost guaranteed to have a hit device because it always sells a large amount of products in its homeland. It is certain that Huawei will be one of the big smartwatch players in China, even if the company does not get that kind of love everywhere else.

Yu was unsurprisingly coy on the finer details, although he did say the wearable would best Samsung's call making/taking Gear S launched at IFA last week.

source: SmarterWatching

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