Although the Galaxy Gear hasn’t exactly received critical acclaim so far, that isn’t stopping seemingly every major tech company in the world from preparing a smartwatch for release in 2014. Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that HTC is the latest device manufacturer planning to enter the smartwatch market with an Android-based device that’s tentatively slated to launch in the second half of 2014. By that time, of course, HTC could be facing a very crowded field since Samsung will likely already have its sequel to the Galaxy Gear on the market and Apple, Google and other companies will probably have smartwatches of their own.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.