Of the many manufacturers involved with Google’s Android platform, Huawei is one that has become more involved as being the face of the mobile market, but they’ve gone even further with the Huawei Watch.
On December 31, 2015, Phandroid published a post about a watch owner who is part of a testing group, who received an update for the Huawei Watch. The user activated a dormant mic to speak into the watch like Dick Tracy, and a lot of users were curious about the new feature.
Over the fall of 2015, Huawei released its Google Nexus 6p with Android, as mentioned in another post by the Inqusitir.
Pocket Now’s review below, which was done before the mic update, covers the specifics of the device such as the aesthetics, system specs, and other details which are equal to the overall response for the Huawei watch.
As mentioned, the watch has been receiving a lot of great reviews from technology companies, as well as some users, however, because Huawei is a Chinese company, there have been some concerns about business dealings with the company in the past.
Specifically, in 2013, the telecommunications company decided it would no longer attempt to tackle the U.S. market, as detailed in an article by The Diplomat, who writes about expressed security concerns by congress.
Even 60 Minutes did a segment on this issue with a senator.
In the article by The Diplomat, Huawei appears to have been pushed out of other countries, such as Australia, for the same concerns, but the company CEO said they would try and return to the U.S. markets at some point in the future.
As a matter of fact, according to Recode, the company intends to do this with the Huawei Watch.
The Huawei Watch is only one of the latest manufacturers to run the Android wear OS which is a pairing operating system between Bluetooth settings on mobile phones and the Google Play store. According to CIO, as of September of 2015, Huawei is one of three manufacturers who’s technology will be able to work with iOS.
To understand the business ethics of Huawei, the Wall Street Journal has some numbers to show off their business, which is predominately in China, but also deals throughout England.
Angels look what Santa & my friends@HuaweiDeviceUSA. Got me 4 Christmas! The Huawei smart watch! Yay! Luv u all pic.twitter.com/0pfIpR75Tn
— Joey Lawrence (@joeylawrence) December 31, 2015
With people like Joey Lawrence raving out the Huawei Watch, the chances that the device will be very much in demand is already becoming apparent.
In an article by Readwrite, from March of last year, the writer sums up the company’s issues with Congress, and also sees that it was clear during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that Huawei made a bigger impression than anyone had anticipated.
The company’s CEO is said to be rather reclusive, and the company itself appears to have taken a similar approach to releasing their profits. Rather than releasing them quarterly, they’re year-to-year. One other source, the Android Community, says that Chinese manufacturers might be dominating the market in 2016, taking the place of Japanese companies that ruled the mobile market before.
Customstoday has even gone as far as to say that with the company already making $60 billion in 2015, that expectations for a bigger 2016 will make Huawei Android’s number one hardware manufacturer after Samsung.
With the aesthetics of the Huawei Watch, and the collaboration with Google’s Android, the hardware manufacturer appears to hold the lead and is promising to reveal more early in the new year.