Is Google Bringing Apple iPhone Support To Android Wear Smartwatches?

Remember when motherboards would only support CrossFire or SLI, but not both? It sucked for enthusiasts who didn't want to commit long-term to either camp, and there's a similar situation playing out in the fast growing wearables market. However, there's reason to believe that Google's Android Wear platform will soon support iPhone devices.

If you head over to Amazon, you can pre-order the forthcoming Huawei Watch starting at $350 for a stainless steel version with a black suture leather strap. The Android Wear device sports a 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display and scratch resistant sapphire glass, though what's most interesting about the forthcoming wearable is the OS support.

Huawei Watch

"Compatible with most devices with an iOS 8.2 or Android 4.3 or later operating system," the product listing indicates.

According to The Verge and "a close source to the development team" that it spoke with, this is something that Google's been working on for at least the past several months. That being the case, it doesn't appear that supporting iOS 8.2 and above is a feature that Huawei somehow managed to make possible, but is part of a future version of Android Wear.

It will be interesting to see how Huawei's smartwatch does. Starting at $349, Huawei is in Apple Watch territory. It also offers a gold version for $800 -- pricey on its own, though far less expensive than the $10,000 to $17,000 Apple Watch Edition.