Update: Huawei has issued a statement denying iOS support. “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.”
In other words, if iOS support is coming, Google isn’t ready to share it.
This morning, our neighbours to the south woke up to find that they could pre-order the Huawei Watch from Amazon. Dubbed Android Wear’s best-looking timepiece (at the time) by our Daniel Bader, the previously delayed wearable is now set to start shipping on September 2nd in the United States.
Canadians with an interest in the upcoming wearable will have to wait, however; the Chinese company has yet to announce Canadian pricing and availability.
Still, there’s something to be excited about. On the feature list at the top of the page, Amazon says that the Huawei Watch is “compatible with most devices with an iOS 8.2 or Android 4.3 or later operating system.”
It’s certainly possible this is an error, but there have been rumours that Google has been working on a way to make Android Wear compatible with the iPhone. The potential timing of this expanded functionality certainly makes sense. As publications like The Intelligence have reported in the past, Google has been cultivating a deeper relationship with Huawei, in part by helping it bring its first wearable to the North American Market.
In any case, we’ve reached out to Google to find out if the listing is correct. Stay tuned.