Google launched Android One a couple of days ago to a rousing reception. Although these affordable stock Android running smartphones are only available in India for the time being, Google has already partnered with a variety of manufacturers to bring the devices to the rest of the world markets. And now, the primary chip maker for the current crop of Android One smartphones, MediaTek, is predicting these devices to surpass the 2 million sales mark by the end of the year.
With Qualcomm expected to join Android One subsequently, the number could be even greater, especially if the global expansion is sped up. MediaTek believes that India alone could see sales of 1.5 – 2 million Android One smartphones, which might not be a far fetched estimate considering the demand it’s allegedly seeing already. Indian retailers are reportedly sold out of the first batch of Android One devices within just two days. And considering the affordable price tag of $106, this wasn’t completely unexpected.
In any case, we’ll wait until Android One is launched in global markets before jumping to conclusions. What do you think?
Via: Phone Arena