Huawei’s little combine-up would possibly were shrugged off as faulty, however no less than one element in their Amazon listing for the Huawei Watch used to be actual: iOS support is coming to Android Wear! Google has just made the news official over at their blog.
Android Wear can now paintings with the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus operating iOS 8.2 or upper. That’s now not a really lengthy listing of Apple units, although it does duvet 3 years of hardware and no matter what else the bitten fruit corporate is launching this yr.
Another listing that isn’t extraordinarily lengthy for now's the record of sensible watches which might be in reality going to support iOS. The LG Watch Urbane sits on that record on my own from these days, with all long run Android Wear sensible watches promised to be introduced.
Google didn’t provide a super explanation why as to why this hindrance is in position:
“We sought after to ensure that iOS customers may have a perfect revel in with Android Wear out of the field. We’ve labored with producers to make certain that the most recent watches paintings actually smartly with up to date iPhones, however remaining yr’s watches aren’t technically supported.”
Funny, that, bearing in mind the LG Watch Urbane and the LG K Watch J are practically identical under the hood. We wouldn’t be stunned if there are different, extra devious elements retaining older watches from being “technically supported” (corresponding to short of to push gross sales for most effective the most recent sensible watches), however that is all Google had to be offering up with regard to an evidence. Fingers crossed that the improvement group can have the opportunity to bypass the “barriers” that Google couldn’t.
In any case, the support is after all right here, so individuals who’ve been lusting over an Android Wear watch however couldn’t use one due to being an iPhone consumer, nowadays’s your day. Go in advance and buy an LG Watch Urbane, or watch for one of the more recent choices to drop later this yr.