Tuesday, September 3, 2013

And this Xiaomi executive used to work for one of Xiaomi's foreign suppliers

More confirmation of a trend that I've discussed previously.

Hugo Barra is a new executive at Xiaomi:

It's unclear what Barra's next role will be at Xiaomi, but it's likely he'll have a major hand in product development. Xiaomi produces high-end Android phones for the Chinese market.

As I've previously noted, the Chinese smartphone market is the largest smartphone market in the world.

So how did Barra get to Xiaomi? Presumably his accent didn't do him in. It turns out that Barra's former employer is a supplier to the Chinese smartphone market. Barra used to be on the Android team at Google.
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