At South by Southwest (SXSW), Google SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai revealed that the company is going to release a software development kit (SDK) for wearable devices in the next two weeks to create a standard method for sensors to “talk” to the Android operating system. Google is focusing on wearables at a platform level. This means that Google’s goal is to make its technology accessible to a wide variety of wearable devices.
“We want to develop a set of common protocols by which they can work together,” said Pichai at SXSW, reported The Verge. The SDK will be used by developers to build apps for wearable devices such as games and fitness trackers. Wearable devices may include smart-watches, smart-glasses, fitness bands and smart-jackets.
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