Former Google VP Hugo Barra was a major player in the Android business, but the lure and promise of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi apparently convinced him to make a career change.
Barra left his role at Google last month and is prepping to join Xiaomi in October where he'll be responsible for "international business development and Android strategic partnerships." Xiaomi manufactures Android phones for the Chinese market, and so already had close ties with Google.
While Xiaomi isn't well known today, at least outside of China, Barra aims to change that.
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