Thinking about Google’s Android Wear powered smartwatch working with Apple’s iPhone sounds unconving, right? Haply not, because a few hours back a lsiting for the highly-anticipated Huawei Android Wear smartwatch (named Huawei Watch) was pulled over at Amazon which stated that the device is far compatible with “most devices with an iOS 8.2“. The page which appeared, allowing customers to pre-order the initiative, which made a few rounds on the Web has since then been taken down following a statement from Huawei.
Back in March, Huawei although announced it was strengthening its wearables game with an unbelievable looking smartwatch, and it has lng been a matter of debate as to how much Huawei Watch would cost and the Amazon listing seemed to provide some indication, though. The listing was particularly interesting because it was the only source that had clearly called outthe compatibility of the Watch – which is confirmed to run Android Wear – with potentially an iPhone. Great!
When the news went viral on the blogsphere, Huawei took down the listing and came out with this statement saying:
Earlier today, incorrect information about the upcoming launch of the Huawei Watch was published on a partner website. We have nothing to announce at this time. Stay tuned for more details next week.
The watch’s feature list saying the device is “compatible with most devices with an iOS 8.2 or Android 4.3 or later operating system.”
It’s possible that this is just a mistake in the listing, but on the other hand, possibililty there that Huawei is creating proprietary software to allow its Watch device to connect with iOS smartphones, but that would be unprecedented in an Android Wear devices. It seems like an oversight in listing – a mistake that somebody over at Amazon or Huawei committed when putting the watch up there.
The move to pull the page completely along with a hint to check back in a week, makes you think if someone at Huawei jumped the gun early, and if Google or Huawei had some important announcement to make in near future, especially with IFA just around the corner where a number of new Android Wear powered smartwatchs will be unveiled, including the second-gen Moto 360.
The Amazon’s Huawei Watch pre-orders listing showed the base model selling for $350, and going up to $800 for Gold-plated versions.
Here’s what you can choose between:
- Stainless Steel with Black Suture Leather Strap for $350
- Black Stainless Steel with Black Stainless Steel Link Band for $450
- Gold Plated Stainless Steel with Brown Suture Leather Strap for $700
- Gold Plated Stainless Steel with Gold Plated Stainless Steel Link Band for $800
Not available for pre-order anymore obviously, but the listing did state that itwould be available for shipping starting September 2nd, which means we don’t have to wait for long now to find out if it will indeed run with iOS device. Next month, big announcements, stay tuned!
Notably, it was rumored for quite some time now that Android Wear compatibility for iOS is in the works, but has never been any credibility to this claim. This could be the first indication that it can potentially happen, and very soon.