Google is set to sell phones without Google services on them.
The search giant has revealed it plans to sell only Android phones for people to use without Google’s cloud service, an arrangement that is expected to save the firm $100 million per year.
Exchanges already exist on a handful of devices and Google is not the only search giant interested in the idea.
The company is exploring the possibility of building a standalone exchange on which to buy Android phones from manufacturers.
Google will sell smartphones through a new service called “Exchange” that will be free and available on Google devices that will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The service will offer the phone maker the option to buy a phone directly from Google for $10, or $20 for a SIM card.
It will also let users pay for phones directly from the Google Store or through a third-party reseller.
The Android 6 operating system will run on the Nexus 6P, 6P Max, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel XL XL.
According to Google, the company will sell the phones via the Google Play Store.
Exchanges will be launched at Google’s developer event this month in Mountain View, California, Google announced in a blog post.
Google will offer more details about the service in the coming weeks, but the Google app store will remain available.
In its blog post, Google said that its partnership with manufacturers will “increase Google’s ability to provide Android phones directly to users without the need to buy Google’s services”.
“Exchange is a service that will enable users to purchase Android phones at a discounted price and have them shipped to them free of Google’s costs,” Google wrote.
“In addition, it will enable consumers to buy and receive free phones from major manufacturers directly from Android OEMs.
Google is working to make Exchange available on other devices, as well.”
Google said it will offer Android phones in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Earlier this month, Google revealed plans to add Android phones to its Chrome browser, which will run the operating system for the first time.