VR is the direction Facebook will be headed by former top Manager of Google and Xiaomi
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced that the former Vice-President Xiaomi Hugo Barra will lead VR-the direction of the company.
Barra will take the post of Vice-President of virtual reality. He will lead the team Oculus and other Facebook VR-projects.
"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.
Messages about resignation of Barra from Xiaomi appeared last week. He confirmed this information in social networks and added that leaves China and moves to Silicon valley.
Before Xiaomi from 2008 to 2013 top manager worked at Google. Here he made a significant contribution to the development the Android platform. He also participated in the development of services for speech recognition, voice search and Nexus platform.