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Google commits to help developers with wearable devices

People arrive at the 2014 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
Cadie Thompson | CNBC
People arrive at the 2014 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Google will release an Android-based software development kit for wearable devices, exec Sundar Pichai said today.

The SDK will be available in two weeks, Pichai said during a talk at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Afterwards, a Google spokeswoman said Google is not planning a larger event around the release, but it is indeed happening.

Pichai did not address whether Google will be building its own smart watch, as many expect. He did, however, note that wearables is a broader category than just the wrist.

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By Liz Gannes, Re/code.net.

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