HTC smartwatch launch slips again, this time to the fall

HTC One Watch W1 conceptAnyone looking forward to the upcoming HTC smartwatch will have to wait a while longer than expected. Evan Blass, formerly known as @evleaks, early this year suggested that the long-rumoured wearable would finally see the light of day in mid-April.  The month of April came and went without a sign of the smartwatch. A new rumour quickly followed to indicate that the launch had slipped to early June. Now only days away, Blass is back to say that the release has been pushed out again, this time to the fall.

No reason was given for the latest delay. It is possible that HTC may have decided to push the launch out to coincide with the release of Android Wear 2.0 which was announced at Google I/O 2016 earlier this month. This is assuming that HTC has even chosen to use Google’s wearables operating system.

HTC CEO Cher Wang promised back in February that “When HTC comes out with a smartwatch, we will turn the industry on its head.” It now looks like we will have to wait longer to find out exactly how HTC plans on doing that.

Do you agree with Blass that this is a “clusterf***” or do you think that HTC is better off to delay its smartwatch until it feels that it is absolutely ready? Let us know below.