Google has sent out invites to a special event it’s holding in India on September 15th. The search giant is believed to be launching its new Android One software at the gathering, aimed at budget users.
Android One, trailed at the company’s I/O event back in June, will offer a stock Android experience, with automatic software updates and Google Play access.
The software is designed to bring an end to budget mobile-makers having to load-up phones with bloatware, which only hampers the overall experience they offer.
Google is not paying subsidies to convince manufacturers to use Android One. Instead, it’s offering to share resources to keep costs in check and bring an end to cheap Android phones being a byword for older versions of the OS.
Google has signed Indian mobile makers Spice, Karbonn and Micromax up for Android One.
The event is expected to showcase handsets from each manufacturer. A Micromax Android One phone was shown off at Google I/O, with a dual SIM slot and 4.5–inch screen.
More handset-makers are said to have signed over the past few months.
Reports suggest prices will start at around £69, higher than the £59 price tag Google mooted earlier in the summer.
There is no word on whether Android One devices will be sold outside developing territories, but all will be revealed on September 15th.