China News Service, Dongguan, September 12 (Reporter Wu Tao)”No one can extinguish the sky full of stars. Every developer is a spark that Huawei wants to gather.”
On the eve of the US’s “cutting off the supply” of Huawei chips, Huawei launched a breakthrough war, released Hongmeng 2.0, expounded the Huawei ecology, and made it clear that it will fully support mobile phones equipped with Hongmeng systems next year.
Huawei Developer Conference site. Image source:Huawei
Chip problems, crisis and opportunity coexist
The attention of the”Huawei Developer Conference 2020″ held from September 10 to 12 It is the highest in history. Because the day is very special-September 15 is the day when the United States began to implement a complete”cut off” of Huawei chips.
“The technology involved in the chip issue is very complicated. Huawei must have difficulties in this regard, no doubt.” Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, said in an interview during the conference.
“From the point of view of the chip issue, all industries in China should be sober, right? There are so many Fortune 500 companies in China, although they are flourishing, they are very dangerous. They may wither in an instant, because there is no root. A pan of loose sand.”
“Take software as an example. Chinese software developers are especially like stevedores. Software kernels? Databases? File systems? Nothing. There is no production line when assembling.” Wang Chenglu said,”It turns out. Everyone is anxious to make money, go public, cash out, and then financially free. Do nothing. The more stories like this, the sadder.”
“I prefer to see the positive side because of the chip problem On the contrary, it gave the enterprise a reflection. No choice is the best choice. Restrictions instead give everyone a very good opportunity. Crisis and opportunities coexist.” Wang Chenglu said.
The most direct manifestation brought about by the”discontinued supply” may be that Huawei mobile phones have no”core” available. Therefore, many analysts believe that after the”discontinued supply” of chips, the shipment of Huawei mobile phones may decline severely next year. .
In response, Wang Chenglu responded, “I don’t know if it will decline next year, at least not yet. It has maintained a very fast growth. The difficulties we are encountering are of course very challenging, but I I believe a solution can be found.”
According to Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, even if sanctioned, 2020 In the first half of the year, global shipments of Huawei’s consumer business mobile phones reached 105 million units; consumer business revenue reached 255.8 billion yuan.”In the most recent quarter, Huawei mobile phones have achieved the first place in the global and domestic markets. The domestic market share exceeds 51%, but it is out of stock.”
The good news is that”the United States announced sanctions last year. In the future, Huawei’s first flagship mobile phone device has a domestic production rate of less than 30%, and the P40 flagship phone released this year has a domestic production rate of more than 86%.” Wang Chenglu said.
Huawei released Hongmeng 2.0, indicating that it will support mobile phones with Hongmeng next year. Photo by Wu Tao of Chinanews.com
Hongmeng develops, fight for opportunities
For hardware chips to develop, software ecology is equally important. This will become 2020 The highlight of the Huawei Developer Conference.
The big ecology is Hongmeng.
“To start the ecology first, the Hongmeng system has invested hundreds of millions of yuan, and the experience has been improving. Now it can reach the level of Android 70%-80%, but every day, every week, and every month. Improving.” Yu Chengdong said a few days ago.
Huawei disclosed Hongmeng’s open source roadmap at the developer conference. Wang Chenglu said that Huawei’s mobile phones, wearable devices, and tablets will soon use the Hongmeng system and will also be open to third-party devices.”By October 2021, Hongmeng will open source all devices above 4GB.”
Regarding the question of”When will Hongmeng use mobile phones” that consumers are most concerned about, Huawei also gave a timetable:”Next year, we will fully support mobile phones equipped with Hongmeng system.”
To prepare, Huawei’s new mobile phone system, EMUI 11, has buried an”Easter Egg”-devices equipped with Hongmeng 2.0 can interact with EMUI 11, allowing users to”early taste” the Hongmeng ecological experience. Honor also announced that the follow-up Honor 30 and V30 series can be upgraded to the Hongmeng system, and more models are still being added.
“On the day Hongmeng was born, we were not on the same track as Android. We have very strong confidence in Hongmeng. Android may not be able to compete with Hongmeng.” Wang Chenglu said in an interview. Distributed capabilities, Android may not even think about it.
On August 9, 2019, when the Huawei Hongmeng system was officially unveiled, Huawei introduced at that time,”The biggest feature of Hongmeng is the full-scene distributed OS based on the microkernel.”
“Now in the entire mobile system, Apple and Google are duopoly. They are the rule makers. China does not have its own system, and developers will never be able to communicate with them on an equal footing.” President of Global Ecological Development Department, Huawei Consumer Business Wang Yanmin said.
Wang Yanmin said in an interview with Chinanews.com that opportunities are always obtained in exchange for hard work. It is time for a challenger to build a new ecology that can be more fair, open and safe, and make consumers more trustworthy. , This is also our goal.
“In the Apple ecosystem, 30%of your revenue from IAP in-app purchases will be taken away, and advertising commissions will also be collected for advertising. We give developers more choices.” Wang Yanmin said.
Wang Chenglu and other Huawei executives were interviewed by the media. Photo by Wu Tao of China News Service
HMS goes first
EMUI 11 allows users to”early taste” Hongmeng is a bit like the soldiers and horses not moving, the food and grass go first , First, let users understand it briefly, cultivate usage habits, and facilitate entry into Hongmeng, users are not so”unfamiliar”.
In fact, before Hongmeng did not fully land, Huawei HMS was already in rapid development, and the targets were Android’s GMS and Apple’s iOS basic applications.
In 2016, Huawei’s mobile core service HMS Core 2.0 was released and has now been updated to HMS Core 5.0.
HMS refers to Huawei Mobile Services, and GMS refers to Google’s”Family Bucket” services including Google Maps, Mail, and Search.
From May 2019, Google will only allow Huawei phones to use Android open source code, and Google GMS services are not allowed. Huawei must make HMS become powerful quickly, otherwise a mobile phone without application services will have a high configuration.
The latest data shows that HMS currently has 1.8 million developers worldwide, the number of HMS integrated applications exceeds 96,000, and more than 60,000 overseas applications are listed on the Huawei App Gallery. More than 80%of the 3,000 applications are available in the Huawei application market.
“Currently, HMS’s overseas service capabilities are more oriented towards the App level.” Wang Yanmin said in an interview with a reporter from Chinanews.com,”Considering the current environment, the early stage of HMS is mainly to meet the daily basic application needs of consumers. , And continue to enhance competitiveness.”
Huawei Cloud Services President Zhang Pingan also said that now that there is basically no GMS, Huawei mobile phones are”basically usable.”
HMS goes first. Once Hongmeng is launched overseas, can apps that use HMS service run Hongmeng system without any modification? Wang Chenglu gave an accurate answer for the first time,”Yes.”
“Huawei has contributed a lot of ideas to Android, but Android itself has very strict thinking. In the past, Huawei and its cooperation were very painful. A small innovation was communicated for a year, and the innovation was tied up.” Wang Chenglu said , Breaking Android cooperation, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
After the release of Hongmeng 2.0, a double rainbow appeared in the sky outside the conference site. Photo by Wu Tao of China News Service
Ecological construction, facing difficulties
HMS is a small ecology of Huawei, and Hongmeng is a big ecology, but building an ecology It is not easy.
“There are two difficult things in the world, one is building an atomic bomb, the other is building an ecology, and compared with the former, the latter is more difficult because the first-mover advantage of ecological construction is very large.” Developed at Huawei At the”Songhu Dialogue” held during the conference, Wang Huiwen, founder and senior vice president of Meituan Dianping United, said.
“This requires everyone’s efforts and help,” Huawei executives have repeatedly emphasized. According to Yu Chengdong, it is necessary to gather sparks.
“All the forces in China should unite so that the ecology can flourish. Huawei has taken a crucial step and hopes to build confidence for industry partners.” Wang Chenglu said.
Zhang Pingan said, “To be honest, in this battle, from the beginning of the fight, no one is sure that they can win. Because so many companies want to build an ecosystem, they all come back, and Huawei engages in ecology. Whether we can do it or not, we are actually playing drums.”
In Wang Huiwen’s view,”the difficulty of ecological construction lies in the need to mobilize all the upstream and downstream links, and in the process, all parties have Business interests are being produced positively.”
Wang Chenglu also said,”What is the most difficult thing to do in ecology? It must be the distribution of benefits. When doing ecology, we must have determination and mind, and it will not last for long.”
“The ecology is a very complex system engineering, in which the key stakeholders include consumers, developers, third-party service providers, and platforms. Each stakeholder reflects Different values are difficult to explain in one sentence.” Wang Yanmin said.
However, it is worth noting that reporters from Chinanews.com visited the exhibition during the Huawei Developer Conference and found that many manufacturers have joined the Hongmeng”big family”, including BYD already using Huawei HiCar.
It is understood that Midea, Joyoung and Boss Electric will soon release home appliances equipped with the Hongmeng system. These home appliances will be able to collaborate with multiple devices. For example, mobile phones can push the user’s body information collected by wearable devices to cooking machines, cooking opportunities to recommend targeted recipes, and so on.
“Ecology is one or two orders of magnitude more difficult than technology. Huawei gives everyone a choice. You are welcome to try it. Only by concentrating everyone’s efforts can it be done. I have confidence in this.” Wang Chenglu pointed out.
Coincidentally, after the release of Hongmeng 2.0, a double rainbow appeared in the sky outside the venue. Many people said,”Huawei sees a rainbow after the rain.” (End)
Source:China News Network