Although the invites which Google sent out says “More details closer to the date!“, it is expected that the much-awaited Android One smartphone will make its debut at the India event on September 15.
Android One was announced back in June at Google I/O with their affordable price tag and near-stock Android software, which Google attempting to regain control over the customer experience in the entry-level segment. While the India’s Karbonn, Micromax and Spice would be the confirmed launch partners, though many other Indian-based companies also joined the list since then.
For instance, with the Moto E success has made little bit of difference in budget-range smartphone joy, the experience in the sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone segment has been sub-par for most Android users. In fact it can largely be attribute to low-end hardware and an OS that often comes pre-installed with all sort of bloatware due to the marketing deals that many manufacturers sign a bit to offset some of the costs.
The Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai at Google said:
The Mountain View-based company will not subside Android One hardware. Instead, Pichai hoped that the by sharing resources between Google and the OEMs, the companies would be able to keep the total cost of manufacturing in check.
It’s widely expected and believed that Pichai will make an appearance at Sept. 15 event in India, given the importance of the Android One project to the company. Stay tuned to get more details regarding the launch event.