Google is branching out in the wearable technology market, with the release of a software development kit.
It would allow developers to create wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers using the Android operating system.
According to a BBC report, Google’s senior vice-president of Android, Chrome and apps said: “We want to develop a set of common protocols by which they can work together.”
The kit would be available in two weeks’ time, Sundar Pichai added.
“Google is taking wearables seriously and it wants everyone else to,” said John Delaney, vice-president of mobility research at analyst firm IDC.
Android is already the most used operating system on smartphones and more than 1.1 billion devices running Android are expected to ship this year, according to the research firm Gartner.