Android VP Hugo Barra reportedly leaving Google for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

Google’s VP in charge of Android product management is reportedly leaving the company for Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. All Things D reports that Hugo Barra recently tendered his resignation at the company he joined in 2008. All Things D’s report suggests that Barra had been in a relationship with a Google employee who is now seeing co-founder Sergey Brin, but that that the relationships are unrelated to Barra’s resignation.

Barra had become an increasingly public face at Google, featuring more prominently at its annual I/O developer conferences. Xiaomi has only been making Android phones for the Chinese market for the past two years and despite its brief history has already taken a leading position in the country’s mobile market….

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