Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi, announced with a Weibo post that  Hugo Barra, vice president of product management for Android at Google, was joining Xiaomi as vice president of Xiaomi Global.

Barra will take charge of Xiaomi’s international expansion and cooperation with Google’s Android, reads Lin’s post. Barra will show up on September 5 when Xiaomi’s annual product launch event will take place.

The news was first reported by AllthingsD. Google later confirmed that Barra had left the company.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com