Huawei Watch launch on hold in China due to software optimization and compatibility problems.
Introduced by the Chinese OEM back in February at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the Huawei Watch powered by Android Wear is still unavailable to the public. Apparently, Huawei developers are facing a lot of difficulties with the software and Google services, which according to China Times News publication puts the Chinese market launch on hold at least until September.
The Huawei Watch requires numerous software tweaks in order to have compatibility with the Chinese market standards and requirements and Google isn’t making it easier for Huawei.
The news hasn’t been confirmed yet by Huawei Corp, hopefully, this is only an isolated issue as the Huawei Watch is seen as the best looking smartwatch to date by tech analysts and fans as well.
With the improved second-generation Moto 360 right around the corner and a rumoured Samsung Gear A (round watch face) on the production line, as well as TAG Heuer and other high-end watch makers looking to capitalize on this segment, current situation could lead to Huawei in losing momentum and thus money.