On May 15, 2019, the United States fired the first shot to include Huawei on the “Entity List”, cutting off the way for Huawei’s overseas smartphones to use Google GMS services; at that time, the actual impact on Huawei was not TSMC can no longer supply processor chips. And soon, Huawei’s overseas mobile phone sales fell like a free fall.
In less than three months, Huawei immediately fought back at the developer conference held on August 9, 2019, and announced loudly that “Hongmeng system is coming” Even without Google services, Huawei can still have its own operating system and will never be knocked down.
just at the time Many people think that the Hongmeng system is just a”PPT product”, an”emergency plan” to deal with the US ban, just like a large number of”PPT chips” on the market, and it stays on paper after all.
However, over the past year, Huawei has promoted Hongmeng OS step by step, just to tell all consumers that Hongmeng is definitely playing for real!
Starting from the Internet of Things, Hongmeng mobile phones will be launched next year
Hongmeng is building a complete The system ecological environment goal is moving forward, starting from the Internet of Things, one day you will see Hongmeng applications on mobile phones, a complete layout of 1+8+N full-scene strategy, and moving toward the world’s third largest operating system platform besides Apple iOS and Google .
On this day, consumers did not wait too long.
On the Huawei Developer Conference 2020, which was launched on September 10, Huawei released the latest Harmony OS 2.0 (Harmony OS 2.0) and EMUI 11 mobile operations System and HMS Core 5.0 mobile ecological base.
More importantly, Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong announced that Next year, Huawei mobile phones will fully support Hongmeng OS 2.0, and in October 2021, Huawei will open Hongmeng OS 2.0 to all devices above 4G.
Perhaps, it was the US sanctions that made Huawei so determined that it had to make Hongmeng OS out. This matter is a matter of life and death, and we must let the United States see that the loss of Google service support will not be the end of Huawei.
According to Yu Chengdong’s The three-year plan of Hongmeng revealed in 2019. In 2019, it is Hongmeng OS 1.0 version. The first product is the Honor Smart Screen; 2020 is version 2.0, which is used in PCs, watch bracelets, and car-machine interaction; in 2021 is Hongmeng OS 3.0 Version, will be applied to smart speakers, headset products; later, there will be plans to be applied to devices such as VR glasses.
To build a new ecological platform, Huawei has invested more than 8,000 R&D engineers; up to now, Huawei’s HMS has supported 96,000 applications and has 1.8 million developers. 490 million active users.
The five core features of the Hongmeng OS 2.0 released this time are:cross-device, service flow, extremely fast and direct, visual and interpretable, and privacy and security.
Enhancement of distributed functions
In Hongmeng OS 1.0, Huawei added distribution for the first time Compared with version 1.0 of Hongmeng OS 2.0, the most important thing is to improve the distributed capabilities and allow Hongmeng OS to expand from smart screens to more smart devices.
Hongmeng OS 2.0 mainly strengthens the distributed capabilities, bringing the three distributed capabilities of distributed soft bus, distributed data management, and distributed security upgrade.
Distributed capability upgrades have realized data transmission fluency and active cross-product connectivity. The transmission delay of Hongmeng OS 2.0 across devices has been reduced to 10ms, and the single data throughput has also been increased to 2.4Gbps.
For example, Apple is divided into iOS, iPad OS, Mac OS, Watch OS, etc. according to different terminal devices. The biggest feature of Hongmeng OS is that it can pass a set of logic , Applicable to various terminal products such as mobile phones, PCs, screens, and tablets.
In addition, At this conference, Huawei also announced that HMS Core has also been upgraded to version 5.0. The 11 key capabilities of HMS Core 5.0 are mainly divided into seven areas, including application services (App Service), artificial intelligence (AI), and media ( Media), smart terminal (Smart Device), graphics (Graphics), security (Security), system (System).
Currently, the number of applications connected to HMS Core increased by 123%year-on-year to 96,000, and registered developers increased by 98%to 1.8 million. HMS applications have served the world Over 170 countries, the app market has 490 million monthly active users.
The most important task of Hongmeng and HMS right now is to attract enough developers and gather sparks in the sky to build an ecological construction.
Furthermore, Huawei has also launched EMUI 11 for smartphones that are temporarily unable to adapt to Hongmeng OS, and Huawei has begun to provide users with EMUI 11 on this generation. For a guided migration experience on the experience side, EMUI 11 draws on the distributed technology of Hongmeng OS 2.0 to be able to interconnect with more different devices.
In”Sun Tzu · Conspiracy Chapter”, there is a saying:”He who has the same desire from above and below wins, and the one who does not want to worry wins.” Huawei emphasizes that the release of Hongmeng OS is not a hasty decision, but a concentric and well-prepared journey. Currently, a large number of equipment partners, application partners, and developer community partners have joined the HarmonyOS ecosystem and become pioneers.
As everyone knows, building a system is not easy. You only see the great success of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, but don’t forget the Windows Phone’s Failure and lack of interest in Samsung Tizen.
Huawei is pushing Hongmeng hard at this time, and it will be used on smartphones next year. This is a fight against the tide and a determination to break the boat.
Facing the difficult and treacherous international environment and situation, for Huawei, Hongmeng has no choice but to go on. The battle of Hongmeng will definitely write a key stroke in Huawei’s corporate history and even in the history of the entire Chinese operating system.