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Google to Release SDK for Wearables

Monday Mar 10th 2014 by Developer.com Staff

The new tools could help mobile development firms create apps for Android smartwatches and other devices.

At the SxSW conference, Google's Sundar Pichai announced that the company will release a software development kit (SDK) wearable devices running Android in two weeks. While smartwatches are one of the most commonly discussed types of wearable computing devices, Pichai said the SDK would be for a much broader range of products. "When we say wearables we think about it much more broadly,” he said. “It’s for partners and developers to figure out. It could be a jacket with sensors – I don’t know.”

Google has a wearable device of its own—Google Glass—and it's said to be working on a smartwatch.

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