Issues with Android Wear force a delay in the release of the Huawei Watch in China

Issues with Android Wear force a delay in the release of the Huawei Watch in China
Huawei is delaying the release of the Huawei Watch in China thanks to issues that the timepiece is having with the Android Wear operating system. Because Android Wear is not as open as Android, Huawei is forced to replace Google Services with its own services in order for the timepiece to work in the country. Introduced this past March at MWC, pre-orders for the device began in several markets late last month, including the U.S. Ironically, China is not among the countries that will receive the device this summer.

According to He Gang, head of Huawei's smartphone division, the Huawei Watch will be available in China during September or October. The executive adds that Huawei is not only fixing the problem with Android Wear, it also is optimizing the watch for Chinese consumers.

The Huawei Watch features a stainless steel build and comes equipped with a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen featuring a resolution of 400 x 400. That works out to a 286ppi pixel density. A Snapdragon 400 chipset is inside along with 512MB of RAM. The Huawei Watch pairs to a smartwatch using Bluetooth 4.1. The timepiece offers the usual bevy of fitness tracking features including a heart rate monitor, step counter and sensors that tell you the distance that you've walked or run, and the number of calories burned on your workout.

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source: WantChinaTimes


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