HTC’s Android ar watch might not be dead after all

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 11 Sep 2014

HTC might not have killed its plans for a smartwatch, despite an earlier rumor to the contrary.

Unnamed sources now tell CNET that HTC will release a smartwatch in early 2015, refuting an earlier report that said HTC was scared off by “rising costs a lack of wow factor.”

If anything, those are just challenges that HTC plans to address when it finally does release its first wearable. Details on the device are still unclear, but CNET says that HTC is working on a design features that st out from other devices on the market, while basing the watch off ‘s Android ar platform.

However, HTC may be limited in how much it can do on the software side. isn’t allowing device makers to skin Android ar the same way they can with Android phones, as the company aims for a more consistent experience across devices. “The device manufacturers can br it, they might have services that they want to include with it, but otherwise it should be the same,” engineering director David Burke told Ars Technica in ne.

Still, there’s room for HTC to st out, especially on the design front. th smartwatches, the form is just as important as the function, Android ar watch makers are still struggling to accommodate a wide variety of wrists. HTC has shown that it can design slick-looking smartphones, so hopefully it hasn’t given up on bringing that same stylishness to wearable tech.