HTC Android Wear smartwatch breaks cover in leaked pics

Beneath Amour-branded software proven on Chinese language social community.

HTC has been signed up as an Android Wear ^( spouse because the early days of the platform, however thus far we’ve got noticed no similar hardware from the Taiwanese company. Now we are getting a take a look at what could also be an early HTC smartwatch prototype, co-branded with Underneath Armour. The pictures noticed on Chinese language social community Weibo (by means of Engadget ^( display a corpulent, sporty layout with a rubber strap, and center fee sensors and charging pins at the back of the face. The codename “Halfbeak” is found out found out in the “Approximately” display in one of the photographs.

What leads us to consider that is most certainly an antique (and most likely discontinued) prototype, and now not anything else more likely to come to retail every time quickly is the tool. The watch is operating a dev-keys construct of Android 5.1.1, a nearly two-yr-antique model of the OS. It is most probably any present hardware in construction can be operating Android Wear 2.0 (in accordance with Android Nougat) or on the very least a present Marshmallow construct.

That stated, it is not unimaginable that HTC’s partnership with Beneath Armour would possibly yield a standard smartwatch, versus the extra fundamental UA Band launched in advance in the yr. Time will inform — and who is aware of, perhaps we’re going to see a up to date model of this watch along HTC’s subsequent flagship ^(

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