The Watch GT can run for up to a month between charges, but lacks an app store/Huawei

Huawei has decided not to use the wearable-tech version of Android in its latest smartwatch, opting instead for an in-house operating system.

The company said the decision to use Lite OS was taken in part to maximise battery life.

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It marks a setback to Google’s Android-based Wear OS, which ran Huawei’s last two generations of smartwatches.

The Chinese firm also unveiled a smartphone with a unique wireless power facility.

The Mate 20 Pro can both be recharged without having to be plugged in, and wirelessly power other compatible devices in turn.