Friday , June 22 2018

That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 7.44.02 amIt seems the internet was in a bit of a flap over a recent video released by HTC, which showed a designer working on a 3D model of a watch. You can see this in freeze-frame, shown above.

However, it’s time to let the excitement die down just a little. HTC has commented on the product of the rumour-mill, stating:

“HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design video. It in no way indicates an actual product HTC is planning to release. Keep an eye on this space for exciting new products from HTC when they are ready to be announced!”

This doesn’t really sway me too much; we know HTC is an official Android Wear partner, so whether this is the design HTC is going with, there’s no doubt in my mind that HTC will be releasing something running Android Wear in the future, but it might not look like what’s shown in the video.

For those wanting to catch the original video, take a look below around the 35 and 44 second mark):

Source: Android Central.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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