A few days ago it became clear that Hugo Barra left the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, to return to Silicon Valley. But then he did not announce what will be his new workplace. It turns out that this place would be Facebook. The news comes from the very Zukargbarg Mark, who said that Barra will be joining Oculus, to develop virtual reality.

The position of the Barra will be vice president of virtual reality in Facebook. “Working in the field of virtual reality was my dream even when AR/VR were only fruit of science fiction,” said Bara in a comment below the post of Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, where both are appear as virtual objects that make their selfie.

“I’m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team. Hugo’s in China right now, so here we are together in VR. It seems fitting.

I’ve known Hugo for a long time, starting when he helped develop the Android operating system, to the last few years he’s worked at Xiaomi in Beijing bringing innovative devices to millions of people.

Hugo shares my belief that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. They’ll enable us to experience completely new things and be more creative than ever before. Hugo is going to help build that future, and I’m looking forward to having him on our team.” said Zuckerberg.

Hugo Barra is one of the people who have great merit for mobile technology today. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked at Google and develops Android. Then turned extremely strong in the development of Xiaomi, helping the company to become popular outside of China.

Now the Barra has a new challenge, which is the hottest topic in the last two years – virtual reality. The experienced former employee of Google will not restrict its influence only on Oculus, but will most likely help the advent of virtual reality in all spheres of activity at Facebook.

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