Google in a blog post on Tuesday unveiled Android Wear, the customized version of Android for wearables.
The Android Wear is so heavily customized to achieve great performance on the wearables. Generally it concentrates on only two components: the information and the ability to get it by voice or text commands.
Google will be launching Android SDK(Software Development Kit) for wearables in two weeks time, says Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Android at Google.
Sundar announced this during a discussion with John Battelle at the South by Southwest(SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas.
Google builds up on its Google Maps Engine public data program which was introduced last year and launches the Google Maps Gallery.
Google Maps Gallery will allow governments, nonprofits and businesses to publish their valuable maps to the gallery which can be discovered by users more easily.
Google is planning to release a smartwatch of its own in June at Google I/O, reports CNET. The device will be the Nexus of smartwatches with Google controlling the design of the software and hardware.
The smartwatch will be manufactured by LG(who also manufactured the last two Nexus devices). Google is going to make an announcement about this smartwatch in March.