Android executive Hugo Barra leaving Google for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Aug 29, 2013
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  1. One of Google’s top smartphone team members is leaving the company to take a position with upstart Chinese handset maker Xiaomi. Hugo Barra, current vice president of product management for Android, announced the decision on his Google+ page late yesterday...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,645   +3,268

    They must've made Barra an offer he couldn't understand.
    Khanonate, lmike6453 and SalaSSin like this.
  3. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Agreed. To leave Google as a respected executive for something else would take a strong motivational factor...$$$$$$$$$$$
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,254   +614

    China has slowly become the "superpower" in the world, he's going where the money is.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    Bye, bye.. I'll take over your role at Google!
    RenGood08 likes this.
  6. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Wow. That is...different. I certainly hope that it will be worth his time working with this company that is currently ONLY in China. I hope they intend to expand to become as big as what Google is. I had a bite on my resume from Google and it was exciting. (Though nothing else was still cool to be acknowledged!)
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    I wish you the best with Google with your resume. Good luck!
    RenGood08 likes this.
  8. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Unfortunately it fell through. It was just exciting to hear from Google. I ended up getting a good job at a local insurance agency.
  9. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    So they got $10billion in funding... how long has this company been going on for?

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