If you got excited for an HTC Android Wear smartwatch after the Halfbeak leak that surfaced last weekend, well, you may want to begin looking for another watch to put on your wrist.
HTC has confirmed that it won’t release an Android Wear smartwatch. HTC exec Chialin Chang told Tbreak that HTC is “not going to have an Android watch.” HTC then confirmed to Android Police that that quote is accurate.
Focusing specifically on that HTC Halfbeak leak, a source speaking to AP says that that device is an old prototype and not something that’s currently being developed.
HTC was named as a partner when Google originally announced Android Wear in 2014, and since then, rumors about an HTC smartwatch have popped up every few months or so. Now doesn’t sound like an HTC Android Wear watch will happen any time soon, if ever. There’s no word on why that decision was made, but it could be because Android Wear (and smartwatches in general) haven’t yet gained real traction with consumers and because HTC has been working to shrink its product portfolio.
The good news for Android Wear fans is that rumors have suggested that there will be some high-profile devices launched in the near future, including a new Huawei Watch and a pair of new watches from LG and Google.