It's really exciting to think about the kind of future we're going to have, when you hear about things like temperature sensing mechanisms the size of pills that a patient can swallow which can then transmit her temperature data to a computer which enables accurate and smart log capability; to processor chips that are only an inch big, we have a lot too look forward to.
But speaking of the current times, a popular way of using technology is definitely wearing it, as mentioned above. Be it Google's Glass or Samsung's Gear watches. In order to keep things exciting, manufacturers need to come up with newer ways to keep their customers satisfied and interested in there products. Mobile phones and their use has been increasing multi-fold in the past few years, but the fact of the matter is that for the developed world, this experience offers nothing new. So, wearables are a method of creating a new niche and gathering popularity for their respective brands. These products are marketed in certain ways too, for example the Gear products are aimed at user fitness, where the user is able to use the device to check their heart rate for example.
Seeing the popularity of these types of products, Google is now looking to create and release a software development kit that'll help developers create more familiarity with the platform and be able to develop more apps that'll in-turn attract more users. Since, a lot of the software developers are familiar with Android App Development because of the hugely widespread popularity of Android's open source-ness as well as it's Java backbone. The official SDK support would also mean that these wearable products will be able to seamlessly interact with other compatible Android devices and offer even more value by integrating the functionalities of the smartphone with it's own unique features. Like locating your device for example, or even remotely sharing and transmitting data.
As with the smartphone app development, there has been a lot of interest in creating solutions for the wearable devices, and people are looking for developers to put to effect, their app ideas, that make optimum utilization of the hardware as well as OS capability. And Google realizes it's potential as well, but like everything else, this also has a bad side, which is fragmentation;
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