Hugo Barra joins Facebook as VP of Facebook Virtual Reality.

The former global face of Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi said he was joining Facebook as the VP of Facebook VR. Last week he left Xiaomi Corp and previously he was working in Google for the Android team.

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Source: Samsung unpacked 2016

Hugo says he believes that VR and AR will be the next major computing platform. He will be leading the Oculus team at Facebook. Zuckerberg also welcomes Hugo to Facebook through a Facebook post saying “I’ve known Hugo for a long time, starting when he helped develop the Android OS, to the last few years he’s worked at Xiaomi in Beijing, China bringing innovative devices to millions of people.

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