Google looks to repeat Android success with wearable devices

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) plans to soon release a software developer kit for applications for wearable-computing devices as the company looks to repeat its Android success in a different area of gadgetry.

Speaking at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, which runs from March 7-16, Google senior VP Sundar Pichai said the company hopes developers will build apps for more than just smartwatches, including even for a jacket with sensors.

Pichai also said that Google has sold over 1M Chromecast products for streaming video from a mobile device to a TV.