Google will reportedly unveil its first Android One devices at a Sept. 15 event in India. The company briefly talked about its Android One initiative in June, which is focused on providing a more controlled experience for its mobile platform; Google will provide OEMs with hardware designs in the hopes of making it easier to create phones for emerging markets.
The invite doesn’t explicitly say what the event is about, though Google did announce that some of the earliest partners include Karbonn, Micromax and Spice, which are based in India. The very first devices are expected to launch as soon as next month, so a mid-September announcement sounds about right.
While the initiative is designed to help manufacturers create lower-cost devices, the purpose of Android One is no doubt to spread Google’s dominance, which has reached frightening levels over the past few years. Once these Android One devices hit, they could cost as low as $100.