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HTC Petra Smartwatch for iOS and Android... No Android Wear

News by Luke Jones on Thursday February 12, 2015.

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az HTC has been perhaps the most interesting company to follow in terms of wearables. The company is in a will it, won't it situation, delaying its smartwatch last year but now likely to announce it alongside the One M9 smartphone flagship at MWC next month. However, it seems as though HTC will have one more surprise up its sleeve and will make its smartwatch cross platform.

It has always been widely accepted that the so-called HTC Petra would come packing Android Wear, Google's wearable operating system. In fact, it was widely reported last year the HTC smartwatch would be the Android Wear device to get Google?s own Nexus branding. However, that seems pretty far from the truth now, with @upleaks claiming that the Taiwanese company will make the device usable on both Android and iOS.

That means the wearable will run a propriety software and not Android Wear. The device is expected to launch this quarter, and will apparently come in three different sizes, one of which may be a fitness band with Under Armour.

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