HTC’s Upcoming Wearable is Reportedly Not Running Android Wear

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According to leakster Upleaks, HTC’s upcoming wearable device just became slightly less exciting. As stated in leaked specs, the company’s wearable will not run Android Wear, instead opting for an RTOS (real-time operating system) made by HTC.

Furthermore, the specs paint the picture of a smartband more so than a smartwatch. Coming in S/M/L sizes, the wearable features a ST Micro STM32L151 processor, 1.8″ display (32×160 PMOLED), Bluetooth and GPS, and 3+ day battery life. 

Of course, none of this comes as a shocker, given HTC’s recent partnership with Under Armour. With a partner like UA, HTC would be more inclined to create a fitness band device instead of a classy smartwatch. However, the leaked specs also include what aspects of your phone you can access on the device, including music controls, camera shutter, weather, and notifications.

It is reported that HTC’s upcoming band will go on sale during Q1 of this year, so expect to see this device debut alongside the new One (M9) on March 1 in Barcelona during MWC.

Via: upleaks



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