Google will release an Android software developer kit for wearables soon in a move that should lead to smartwatch and other gear. What remains to be seen is how well Android can adapt to the small screen. At South by Southwest, Google’s Sundar Pichai, who leads Google’s Android and Chrome efforts, said the software developer kit will arrive within two weeks. CNET’s Daniel Terdiman has the highlights of Pichai’s hour-long chat and you can almost cue the Android domination tales for the wearable market.
Google plans to release a software development kit in the next two weeks that will allow third-party developers to create Android software for use on wearable computing devices The announcement was made Sunday by Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Apps, and Chrome, during a panel discussion with John Battelle at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. “In two weeks we are launching the first developer SDK for Android,” Pichai said. “That will lay out the vision for developers in how we see this market working.”