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Sundar Pichai: Wearable SDK for Android Coming in Two Weeks

A few weeks back, a report surfaced suggesting that Google would unveil a wearables platform some time in the month of March, with a device potentially arriving a couple of months later at Google I/O. That report is now at least half correct, as Android head Sundar Pichai announced today during an interview at SXSW that in two weeks time, his team would launch a new wearable SDK for Android. 

The SDK will help developers harness the power of new sensors and also create a new arm for Android to extend beyond smartphones and tablets. Pichai and Google certainly won’t limit the SDK to just watches or smartbands.

Pichai didn’t necessarily say that a product was coming with the launch of the SDK, but did say that Google would provide its “vision” of how it sees the wearable market developing. He said that it could be quite some time before any specific products become available, as they’ll take the opportunity to collect feedback with the SDK in the open.

I guess that LG-made watch won’t be here for a while.

Via:  Engadget
  • epps720

    hmm… 2 weeks. HTC is going to make an announcement in 2 weeks as well. Any chance HTC will be making the first Nexus Watch?! They’re are probably the only Android OEM I trust to make something nice enough to make it to my wrist.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Who knows? Maybe some Time means summer. I still wish they would partner with Casio. That would be win/win for me.

  • Trevor


    • Keg Man

      and add protective cover to it lol

  • yummy

    A wearable sdk? Do I have to be with the matrix, or find tron to put it on? And now for something completely different….Nobidy has even come close to making something I would wear, falling short and missing the mark on both form and function.

  • Intellectua1

    Next year’s MWC will be crazy…

  • BiggiePhat
    • supremekizzle

      He is one creepy ass mofo.

  • The Narrator

    Definitely dont use the above prototype, lol.

    Nexus watch incoming!

  • Denvertoad

    Only works with Samsung devices…

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

    please have airplane mode. Please. TS space constantly scanning makes it very hard to have a smart watch lol

  • TopXKiller
  • grayson360

    That definitely has a Motorola M on there….. Hmmmm……

    • ThatFool

      The picture is the moto prototype