While there have been countless rumors of Google building many other wearable devices such as a smartwatch, the company hasn’t confirmed if it indeed working on such products. That doesn’t mean all wearables are totally off its radar. Google’s Senior Vice President of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai has revealed at SXSW today that an Android SDK or software development kit for wearable devices is going to be released in two weeks. The company hasn’t committed to other wearables as yet, but it definitely wants to establish itself as a serious player. Using the SDK, companies will be able to develop new wearables which will be powered by Android.
Google hasn’t exactly revealed sales figures of the Chromecast, but it did say soon after the launch of this HDMI dongle that they had underestimated its demand. This $35 dongle became an instant hit soon after it was launched last year, and even though its only available in the U.S. right now, there has been speculation that it is ready to go global. At SXSW today, Google’s Android chief Sundar Pichai told attendees that Chromecast sales are now in the “millions,” and that they are continuing to grow very actively.