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Huawei to launch a smartwatch in 2015

Huawei TalkBand B1 wearable compatible with both Android- and iOS-powered devices
Huawei TalkBand B1
Huawei did not release any Android Wear devices yet, but they are getting ready to launch a smartwatch powered by this mobile OS next year.

Although Huawei is a strong name on the global market when it comes to tablets and smartphones, they still have to release a smartwatch. The company unveiled the TalkBand B1 fitness tracker earlier this year and this first wearable will be joined by a device powered by Android Wear next year, says Richard Yu.

During an interview at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Huawei's CEO only revealed that the company's upcoming Android Wear-powered wearable will be "innovative and beautiful" but did not uncover any technical details. On the other hand, he made it clear that Huawei's next wearable will be a smartwatch, as he compared it to Samsung's Gear S. He only said Huawei's smartwatch will be "more beautiful" than Samsung's latest offering but did not elaborate.

While HTC allegedly dropped the idea of a wearable device for now, the Huawei smartwatch will have to face a strong crowd of devices powered by Android Wear. LG, Motorola, Asus and Sony already revealed them, while Apple may soon announce the iWatch, a long-awaited smartwatch that has been in the rumor mill for quite a while.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09- 8 (Update: 2014-09- 8)