Micromax sold 20k Android Ones in first, MediaTek predicts 2M by December

Canvas A1
Micromax Canvas A1, powered by Google's Android One program.

Unless you hated the mobile news industry until now, you must have heard that Google introduced three Android One smartphones on Monday via Indian brands Micromax, Spice and Karbonn.

Micromax Canvas A1, powered by Google's Android One program.
Micromax Canvas A1, powered by Google’s Android One program.

Micromax, the leading local phone vendor in India, announced it has closed the first day of sales with over 20,000 units of it’s Micromax Canvas A1 smartphones sold, thanks to their e-commerce partner, Amazon India.

Though results are yet to come in Spice and Karbonn — well, don’t expect to hear things like these from private companies — but expectation is high, so high that MediaTek, the Chinese company behind the MT6582 chip used in the Android One smartphones has come out to say good things about the project.

One of the things MediaTek said was that Indian Android One smartphones will ship at least 2 million units by the end of 2014. “We expect 1.5 to 2 million Android One handsets to be sold this year in India,” VP Mohit Bhushan commented.

Meanwhile, Google is toiling to take the Android One campaign to other countries with the helpful hands of even bigger industry players like Lenovo, HTC and Acatel.

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