Recently, Huawei's Hongmeng OS has made new progress. According to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone News, Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei's consumer business software department, said at the Huawei talk theme sharing meeting on December 8 that in 2020, Huawei will carry Hongmeng OS on all other terminal products except mobile phones, tablets and computers; meanwhile, Hongmeng OS will be promoted at home and abroad, and will be carried out in August 2020 Open source officially in June.
Come out after a long call
In fact, in the first half of this year, rumors about Huawei's self-developed operating system continued; at that time, Huawei was just listed as an entity by the U.S. government, and Google immediately stopped providing Android support to China. To a certain extent, this accelerated the process of Hongmeng OS's appearance.
From August 9 to August 11,2019, the Huawei Developer Conference in 2019
Regarding the original intention of developing Hongmeng OS, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, said:
With the arrival of the era of full scene intelligence, Huawei believes that it is necessary to further improve the cross platform capabilities of the operating system, including the ability to support the full scene, cross multiple devices and platforms, as well as the ability to cope with the challenges of low latency and high security, so it has gradually formed the prototype of Hongmeng OS.
He added,The starting point of Hongmeng OS is different from Android and IOS. It is a brand-new distributed operating system based on micro kernel for the whole scene, which can meet the requirements of smooth experience of the whole scene, architecture level trusted security, seamless collaboration across terminals and one-time development of multi terminal deployment.
In order to meet the high standard connection requirements of the whole scene intelligent experience, Huawei also proposed four system solutions with features:
Distributed architecture is used in terminal OS for the first time to realize seamless collaborative experience across terminals
Deterministic delay engine and high performance IPC technology enable the system to be naturally smooth
Rebuilding the trusted security of terminal devices based on microkernel architecture
Support one-time development and multi-terminal deployment through unified ide to realize cross terminal ecological sharing
Although it was initially speculated that Hongmeng OS is an operating system for mobile phones, this is not the case - it was first applied to smart screen products.
On August 10, the second day of Huawei's development conference 2019, Huawei's sub brand glory officially released its smart screen products, and the real face of Hongmeng OS also made its debut here.
Although Hongmeng OS first launched in smart screen products, this does not mean that it cannot support smart phones. Yu Chengdong stressed at the conference:
Android is still the first operating system of Huawei's smart phones; however, if Huawei cannot use Android, Hongmeng OS can also be applied to smart phones at any time, and the migration only takes one to two days. Moreover, in the next three years, in addition to improving relevant technologies, Hongmeng OS will gradually be applied to more intelligent devices such as wearable, smart screen, car and machine.
After the conference, Zhao Ming, President of glory, gave an interview. As for Hongmeng OS starting from glory smart screen, he also expressed his own views, "the reason why Hongmeng starts from glory here is that glory is positioned as a brand for young people and is more bold in trying some new technologies."
The next step of Hongmeng OS
In September 2019, Yu Chengdong said that the Hongmeng OS is basically ready, and the P40 released in March 2020 may be the first mobile phone carrying Hongmeng OS.
Although it's still uncertain whether Huawei's mobile phone will be supported by Android in the future, according to Wang Chenglu's recent statement ("in addition to mobile phones, tablets and computers, Huawei's other terminal products will be equipped with Hongmeng system in the whole line." "Huawei's mobile phone will still give priority to Android, and Hongmeng will only be used when it's out of use). The P40 released next year will probably not be equipped with Hongmeng OS.
In addition, some industry observers point out that the biggest significance of Huawei's Hongmeng OS is not only its support for smartphones, but also its connection to all Huawei terminal products (18N full-scene smart life) and the creation of Huawei's Internet-of-things-based ecology. Among them, "1" refers to mobile phone, "8" refers to PC, flat plate, speaker, headset, car machine, glasses, smart screen, watch and so on.
It is worth mentioning that although consumers may not see the smart phones equipped with Hongmeng OS next year, Huawei's smart phones are quietly changing - Huawei's plan to improve Android is in progress, and is committed to the problem of Android's stuck. Wang Chenglu revealed:
(Huawei emui) every version of the update and the solution of the core problems, there is a theoretical basis behind it, and mathematical modeling should be done well. Behind the UI field must be scientific laws, which involves many complex technologies. Now we dare to say that Huawei has solved the jam problem of Android.
In any case, Hongmeng OS has achieved a leap from 0 to 1 and successfully carried it onto specific products. Although Hongmeng OS will not appear on mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices for the time being, variables still exist over time.
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