Earlier this week Hugo Barra announced his departure from Xiaomi after 3.5-year stint. He said that he will go back to Silicon Valley in February after Chinese New Year. Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Hugo Barra will be joining Facebook to lead the company’s virtual reality efforts, including Oculus team. Continue reading “Hugo Barra is joining Facebook as VP of virtual reality”
Hugo Barra, who joined Xiaomi as Vice President of Xiaomi Global back in August, 2013 from Google has announced his departure from the company. He said that he will go back to Silicon Valley in February after Chinese New Year. He says that his decision has been strongly motivated by a feeling of detachment from his family and the life he had built up in Silicon Valley. Continue reading “Hugo Barra to step down as Vice President at Xiaomi, will remain as advisor”
Xiaomi has announced that it has sold over 6 lakh Redmi Note 3 units in India just under 60 days. Hugo Barra, global VP, Xiaomi has revealed the latest achievement on Twitter.
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Xiaomi, the popular Chinese smartphone maker has hired former-Google employee Jai Mani as lead product manager in India.The announcement was made by Hugo Barra, Vice President of International Operations for Xiaomi on his Google+ account.
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We had a chance to sit down with Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global and clarify some of the burning questions surrounding the brand in the Indian market.
It’s still early days for Xiaomi in the Indian market, but they have already managed to make a name for themselves with their first product. Thanks to their flash sale model, the Mi 3 made headlines each time it went on sale. Continue reading “Exclusive: an interview with Hugo Barra – Vice President, Xiaomi Global”
Xiaomi the Chinese phone maker is all set to enter India tomorrow where the company will officially unveil its products for the Indian market. While most of you including myself are impressed with the design and build quality of the Xiaomi phones, what if something goes wrong, how do I get it fixed? Most of you have been asking us if the company will have service centers in India and we just have some interesting news to share. We just heard from a reader who has supplied us with the service center list and looks like Xiaomi is going to take its India operations quite seriously with service centers in major cities across the country. You can find Xiaomi India Service Center List after the break.
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Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer known for its unique business model of selling its devices directly, announced its global expansion plans, starting with the hire of Hugo Barra, an Android executive from Google. Months after he joined, Xiaomi started its operations in Singapore, and ever since, we have been expecting more countries to be added to the list. Very recently, Xiaomi’s CEO Lin Bin and Hugo Barra visited Google’s MD in India, signaling a trigger of its operations here. And the company just announced it on Twitter, along with 10 other countries, where it will launch next.
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Ever since Xiaomi, the popular smartphone manufacturer from China, laid out plans for expansion to Singapore, we knew that India was coming. As a confirmation to this, we have a Cnet interview of Hugo Barra talking about the company’s impending entry into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market and a tweet from the head of Google India, who had a meeting with Xiaomi’s Lin Bin and Hugo Barra as a part of the ongoing initiative. Xiaomi recently launched in Singapore, its first market outside China, and looks to expand rapidly to become a true global player.
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Hugo Barra, VP of Android Product Management at Google would join Xiaomi Corporation. He would be responsible for Xiaomi’s international business development and Android strategic partnerships, said the company on Twitter. He served at Google 5 and half years and almost 3 years in the Android team. Before joining the Android team, he was director of product management for Google mobile apps based in London. Hugo Barra would join the Xiaomi team in China to help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally — as Vice President, Xiaomi Global. Continue reading “Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google to join Xiaomi”