The Android Vice president Hugo Barra has confirmed that he is join Xiaomi a Chinese manufacturer. Barra will be the vice president Xiaomi global as the company plans to expand to the global market after successfully producing for the Chinese market. Hugo also wishes the current Android team the best, specifically calling out Andy Rubin, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Sundar Pichai, and Vic Gundotra.

However Hugo’s departure leaves a big power vacuum in the android team as we are not sure who would replace him since Andy Rubin also left the android team to join the Google X team.

Hugo has definitely been a big public face to Google, he appeared on new android device launches such as the launch of the nexus 7.  Reasons for Hugo’s resignation are rumours and we can not confrim them, however CNET says it could have been due to and affair with a Google Co-worker who Sergey Brin might have been dating.