Hongmeng OS is on fire.
Last week, at the annual developer conference, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, finally officially launched this self-developed operating system (OS). , computers, smart watches, cars, speakers and other different devices.
Yu Chengdong said that Hongmeng is a new generation, subversive, and new operating system for the Internet of Things.
Hongmeng is not Huawei’s first IoT operating system. In 2015, Huawei launched the LiteOS IoT operating system, which is installed on devices such as smart homes, children’s trackers, and smart meters/water meters. According to Shao Yang, chief strategy officer of Huawei’s consumer business, in a recent interview, the total shipments of IoT devices equipped with Huawei LiteOS have reached 140 million units.
Huawei is also not the first tech giant to target an IoT operating system. As early as 2011, Alibaba launched YunOS. After that, Ali upgraded YunOS to AliOS, and launched two IoT-specific operating systems: AliOS Things and AliOS Lite.
Operating systems are the core cornerstone of the contemporary computer industry. In the era of personal computers, Microsoft dominated the world with the Windows operating system; in the era of smartphones, Google dominated the world with the Android operating system. On these two tracks, Chinese players are almost powerless to fight back, and they can only follow hard. behind people.
But today, in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where everything is connected, things are different. Today, the IoT operating system is in the era of feudal war between princes. On the one hand, the veteran OS players Google, Apple, and Microsoft have already rolled their sleeves into the sea and made a hot fight; on the other hand, domestic Huawei, Ali, RT-Tread, etc. have already joined the battle. In addition, there are Arm, Samsung, General Electric, Amazon, H3C and other cross-border players eyeing, and the market is completely lively.
1. The rapid growth of IoT will exceed US$745 billion this year
The importance of the operating system cannot be overemphasized. For the technology Internet industry, it is like a solid foundation, and countless developers around the world have contributed to it, and finally built a high-rise building.
It is a communication bridge between system software and hardware. It is like a “big housekeeper” that manages all the “servants” under it, and can decide how to allocate memory re
It is a communication bridge between system software and hardware. It is like a “big housekeeper” that manages all the “servants” under it, and can decide how to allocate memory resources, allocate different application priorities, handle system file management, and so on.
At the same time, the “big housekeeper” is also very good at dealing with the “master”, can provide users with a friendly interactive interface, and can also translate the software commands of the “master” into a hardware language that the “servant” can understand.
In the 1990s, based on the two major computer operating systems, Windows and macOS, people developed a large number of applications such as drawing, games, and programming for computers.
Then, the global Internet boom broke out, and everyone got together to make money in the sea, just as the lyrics sing – “Wear new clothes, cut new hair; relax, Windows 98.”