Big news! Andorid VP Hugo Barra will join Xiaomi as Vice President
One of Google’s top Android executives is leaving the company.
Hugo Barra, whose official title is vice president of product management for Android, has been one of the more public faces of the mobile operating system, appearing frequently at Google press events and at its annual I/O developer conference. It was Barra, for example, that showed off the Nexus 7 tablet at its recent launch in San Francisco.
Barra, sources said, is leaving for Xiaomi, a fast-growing Chinese phone maker. Xiaomi, which builds Android phones for the Chinese market, prides itself not only on its high-end hardware, but also on the software it adds on top of Google’s operating system.
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