“The OPPO smartwatch is expected to come with rectangular casing instead of a circular dial to fit in more information on the screen”
Thanks to the constant demand for smartwatches, OPPO is also planning to jump on the bandwagon soon, according to the company’s VP Shen Yiren post on Weibo. The executive further said that the first-smartwatch from OPPO could arrive sometime in 2020. It is likely to come with a rectangular casing instead of a circular dial to fit in more information on the screen. Additionally, OPPO is also gearing up to unveil noise-cancelling wireless earphones before the end of this year.
On the other hand, Huawei introduced the Harmony OS, its in-house operating system last week at an event in China. Now, the brand is also gearing up to launch a smartwatch that runs on HarmonyOS shortly. Huawei’s previous smartwatches came with Lite OS as well as Google’s Wear OS. It’s possible Huawei wants to bank on the shrinking Wear OS market to test its new OS on smartwatches. The company believes it can outshine Samsung and Apple in the wearable market. Since both the watches aren’t expected anytime soon, we might come across more details in the days to come.
Apart from smartwatches, the Harmony operating system also supports a wide variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, smart speakers, in-vehicle systems, etc. Harmony OS is open-source, this means developers are allowed to create apps for it using the ARK Compiler. It is AI-compatible and should get digital assistant support in the near future.