Turns out HTC is ready to come clean about its wearable plans. Meanwhile, ASUS is ready to launch its own smartwatch and the Galaxy A5 has shown up in video.
HTC kept denying its plans to launch a smartwatch, despite leaks and renders showing up all over the internet. They have finally decided to come clean about their plans for the wearable market, though.
In an interview with re/code, HTC America’s head Jason Mackenzie said they had plans to make a wearable, but the device didn’t end up being ready and they postponed the project, possibly until next year.
HTC claims they don’t see current devices being that enticing, and that they want to take their time on theirs to make sure it’s good enough for you to want to wear every day.
Opinion: As crazy as it may sound coming from me, HTC is right. Android Wear devices (and other wearables) are great, but there’s already a lot of them that do similar things. If they can really make their wearable unique, I don’t mind waiting at all.
If you have been following us, you know how much we love the ASUS ZenWatch. It’s (in our opinion) the bet-looking Android Wear device around, and we are glad to see it launching very soon in the UK.
UK online retailer Expansys has made the ASUS ZenWatch available for pre-order for £159.99. No exact release date is mentioned, but we can assume launch day is coming soon.
Opinion: Remember this is still early information. Sometimes different retailers sell devices for different prices, so consider this price an estimate more than a set price point. I can’t wait to see the ZenWatch come to the USA!
Leaks have been going around, but so far this is the best content we have seen. These 3 devices are showing up in images and a video that come from Android Mexico (@AndroidMX).
Opinion: No details are given, but at the very least we get to take a good look at this. Not to mention, this good proof of their existence.