Android wearable SDK coming soon

Android wearable SDK coming soon

google_now_watch_concept_androidguys_720

‘Unofficial’ Google Now watch concept

Google bought WIMM Labs back in 2012 and there have been numerous rumors of a smartwatch, but soon it will all be unveiled. On Sunday during a panel discussion with John Battelle at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Chrome, Apps, and Android, announced that the search giant will be releasing an SDK within the next two weeks to will allow third-party developers to create Android software for wearable computing devices.

Google may redefine the smartwatch or fitness band, but these Android apps from the SDK are said to not just be limited to a device for your wrist, but be used for many others as well, such as a “jacket loaded with sensors and powered by Android.”

We may soon see Google’s “vision” for the future of wearable technology, but Pichai also said that it may be sometime before any consumer products are available as there will be an extension period of collecting developer feedback from the SDK. Perhaps this will be similar to the way Google has been running its Google Glass Explorer Program.

via Engadget, CNET

About author

You might also like

News and Rumors

Boost Mobile dials up waterproof Kyocera Hydro EDGE

Sprint and Boost Mobile announced on Tuesday that the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge will be offered later this summer. Pricing and exact timing are not clear however we’ll get those

News and Rumors

Nexus One Accessories Arriving at T-Mobile Stores

According to a TmoToday tipster, accessories for the Nexus One handset have started arriving at T-Mobile retail stores.  The picture above shows gel skins and protective covers designed to fit

News and Rumors

Navigon’s MobileNavigator Comes to United States

Starting today, American Android users can finally get their hands on Navigon’s on-board navigation application, MobileNavigator. The includes some really terrific features including Reality Scanner, which meshes your phone’s camera with Navigon’s POI database to project them directly onto your screen.

3 Comments

Leave a Reply