What Hugo Barra said on joining Facebook as VP Virtual Reality | Quotable Quotes

After spending the last few years at Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, exec Hugo Barra will soon be joining Facebook as VP of Virtual Reality (VR) and will be leading Facebook's VR efforts, including the Oculus team.

What Hugo Barra said on joining Facebook as VP Virtual Reality
Barra announced his departure from the Chinese smartphone maker last week, and has returned to Silicon valley to join Facebook. While Mark Zuckerberg has announced Barra's arrival in a Facebook post, Barra has confirmed the news. He also quoted Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun quote,

" It’s been a dream of mine to work in virtual reality even when AR/VR were just figments of science fiction; now we’re taking selfies in virtual worlds. I learned from Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun that there’s no greater calling in our industry than taking breakthrough tech and making it available to the greatest number of people. Really looking forward to doing just that at Facebook — taking VR mainstream.”

Facebook plans to use Hugo Barra's experience at Xiaomi in Beijing to bring innovative devices to millions of people. Notably, Barra was instrumental with helping Xiaomi introduce Mi VR headset.

With Facebook's acquisition of Occulus in March 2014, Facebook ventured in VR space. Recently it announced its intent to invest over $3 billion over the next ten years to gear up its VR efforts.Occulus "Rift" headset has got great response; with “Santa Cruz” a wireless Rift headset prototype in pipeline.

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