Hugo Barra VP of Android Product Management joins Xiaomi. International launch next?

Great news international Xiaomi fans! Xiaomi have just sent us confirmation that they have hired Google’s VP of Android Product Management to head up their International business development!

The timing that Hugo Barra, a VP at Google working on Android Product Management, is heading to Chinese phone maker Xiaomi couldn’t be any better for Xiaomi fans around the world. In his new role at the Beijing phone maker, Barra will head up the International Business Development team, thus suggesting Xiaomi are ready to take on the big boys on a global scale!

Gizchina News of the week

Xiaomi will launch the Xiaomi Mi3 next week in Beijing when it is also rumoured that they could launch an Android tablet, smart TV, games console! Could they also be planning to announce their international intentions also? Keep posted!

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  1. vijay
    August 29, 2013

    This is truly a concrete indication of Xiaomi international intentions…hoping and praying that India..a large fief of Samsung at present is also in Xiaomi give some relief to Sammy domination in India.

  2. ved
    August 29, 2013

    thts gr8 🙂
    hope they release mi 3 in international market ….

    Hey Andi, will it be on sale online on 5th right away??
    the launch event will be broadcast / blogcast or not ??

    • August 29, 2013

      When the Mi2 was launched it wasn’t available until a few months later, but the Mi2a and Hongmi were pretty instant. Hopefully it will be a fast launch.

  3. rahul
    August 29, 2013

    Andi I live in India and I’m planning to buy Xiaomi Mi3 when it launches……… the quality of the product good enough?
    Can any problem occur in the phone………hw cn I send it for servicing if anything goes wrong?

    • August 29, 2013

      Hi, MX3 is not launched so I don’t now. The quality of all Meizu phones is very very good, the only problem is the Flyme rom. They have service centers in China and maybe Russia

      • August 29, 2013

        Andi, you seem tired XD

      • Simon
        August 29, 2013

        Meizu opened a store in Moscow recently.

      • Michele
        August 29, 2013

        He was talking about Xiaomi’s Mi3

  4. August 29, 2013

    DDAAAMMNNN!! What a suprise move! Hopefully they can now produce enough stock and stop the artificial shortage thing.

  5. August 29, 2013

    This is what might put them on the map right before the launch of ‘big things’ from OPPO, Meizu and themselves. The timing is as important as the guy they roped in.

  6. August 29, 2013

    It’s a good thing for Xiaomi and no doubt it will go international. Considering that roadmap, there’s a possibility that their future devices might become expensive.

  7. fan
    August 29, 2013

    If they want to go international, they need to drop that name. How do you even pronounce it? Shaumeee?

  8. Simon
    August 29, 2013

    instead of ciao its like siaomee.

  9. hoang vung
    August 29, 2013

    I think Xiaomi can change name to Mi company. That’s simple to go international ^_^