The California based search giant-Google has finally declared that it will be releasing Android SDK (software development kit) to encourage more developers to create new apps for wearable technology devices. Sundar Pichai, company’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, said at the SXSW conference in Austin “In two weeks we are launching the first developer SDK for Android that will lay out the vision for developers in how we see this market working.”
With the smartwatch market currently gearing up and now with Google officially declaring an Android SDK for wearable tech, there are some strong speculations that Google might soon come up with its smartwatch this year. However, many smartphone manufacturers like HTC that run Android within their devices have also declared their plans for their own wearable tech in near future. Rick Osterloh, Motorola’s senior vice president recently said “It’s our intention to deliver some interesting wearable products this year.”
With this announcement, one fear that sparks of raising questions on the immature, illegal and nefarious use of Google Glass. In a reply to these fears and raised questions, Pichai, at the MWC 2014 stated that the open nature of Android itself makes it safe to use. Pichai was quoted saying “Android was built to be very, very secure. I would argue that it’s the best way for a platform to be secure, because every researcher in the world can inspect it, every developer in the world can inspect it, and I think that contributes a lot to Android security”.
Well, what we could say at the moment is that the Android powered wearable technology is soon to get plethora of applications of its dais.