Xiaomi builds from China with 1M smartphones sold in India

Gigaom

In a country with over 1.2 billion, selling a million smartphones in India may not sound like a big deal for Xiaomi. It’s just the start though and suggests the China-based company is trying to replicate the success it’s finding in its home nation.

Manu Kumar Jain, the head of Xiaomi in India, tweeted the milestone on Thursday, saying it happened sometime this month.

Xiaomi might night be a household name in the Americas or Europe, but it’s a strong brand in Asia. And it’s the third largest smartphone vendor in the world based on volume, despite only launching its first phone in 2011. The company uses the open source version of Android — without [company]Google[/company] services — and its…

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