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Huawei Watch listing may have just leaked that Android Wear is coming to iOS

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Back in March, Huawei announced it was strengthening its wearables game with a stunning looking smartwatch. After months of waiting, the round-faced Android Wear device is finally available for pre-order on Amazon, but the pre-order page may have just revealed a special surprise.

The Verge spotted a line on the watch’s feature list saying the device is “compatible with most devices with an iOS 8.2 or Android 4.3 or later operating system.”

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In other words, Android Wear may soon be compatible with your iPhone.

It’s possible that this is just a mistake in the listing, but it’s hard to imagine a scenario where someone would mistakenly type both operating systems together on a listing for an Android Wear device.

Another possibility would be that Huawei is creating proprietary software to allow its device to connect with iOS smartphones, but that would be unprecedented in an Android Wear watch.

We’re reaching out to Huawei for comment, and will update this post if we hear back. If you’re interested in pre-ordering the device, prices start at $350 and climb up to $799 for the gold-plated editions.

Update 2:25 PM EST:

Huawei provided the following statement to Android Police:

Earlier today, incorrect information about the upcoming launch of the Huawei Watch was published on a partner website. We have nothing to announce at this time. Stay tuned for more details next week.

It looks like we’ll learn more at the IFA trade show in Berlin next week. Google is rumored to be preparing to push Android Wear more heavily, so it’s possible we’ll hear an official iOS support announcement then.

Huawei Watch [Amazon via The Verge]

Published August 28, 2015 — 16:08 UTC