Google's Wearables SDK Wants to Make Attached Tech More Useful

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google wants to make it easier for the tech companies of the world to build their various wearable technologies, with a custom SDK for Android-compatible wearable devices set to launch within the next couple of weeks.

According to comments made by new Android boss Sundar Pichai at the SXSW Interactive event over the weekend, current-gen wearables are just "scratching the surface" of what's possible when living with a camera strapped to your head and a microphone on your wrist, with the wearables SDK set to "lay out the vision for developers in how we see this market working."

Pinchai elaborated a little on how Google thinks the wearable scene ought to evolve, suggesting: "When we think of wearables, we think of it as a platform. We see a world of sensors. Sensors can be small and powerful and gather a lot of information that can be useful for users. We want to build the right APIs for this world of sensors." [BBC]