Android Wear has come out of nowhere with a bang to start off 2017. Among others who have already shown in interest in Google’s Android Wear platform this year such as New Balance, LG and Casio, ZTE seemingly want to join the market.
A new report has come in that ZTE could soon enter the Android Wear space with a smartwatch of their own. After experiencing a slump in products and attention in 2016, Android Wear seems to be climbing its way back. Many including us had begun to lose hope for Android Wear, so this is a very positive sign.
A first-ever ZTE made smartwatch called ‘Quartz’ could run Android Wear 2.0. The timepiece recently recieved its bluetooth certification under the model name ZW10. The bit of news comes from VentureBeat, who has been as reliable as ever when it comes to smartwatches over the last couple years.
ZTE Quartz is reportedly in its early stages of development, meaning that we should take all rumors with a pitch of salt in terms of their reliability and accurateness. Not much has been mentioned yet, only that the device could run Android Wear 2.0 and feature bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity for standalone functions.
It’s possible that the roll out of the smartwatch will be limited to just a few regions. Pictured above is a concept mock-up of what the smartwatch could end up looking like.