A bottom-level revolution, Hongmeng is not a copy of Android and iOS

Hongmeng is an operating system launched by Huawei. In the context of Google banning Huawei from using the GMS ecosystem, Hongmeng has undertaken an extraordinary historical mission and has high expectations.

A bottom-level revolution, Hongmeng is not a copy of Android and iOS

In August 2019, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS, a distributed operating system for all scenarios, globally at the developer conference, proposing the concept of “Hyper Terminal”.

On December 16, 2020, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 2.0, which brought a comprehensive upgrade of core capabilities such as distributed soft bus, distributed data management, and distributed security. At the same time, it released an adaptive UX framework, allowing developers to quickly Reach tens of millions of new devices and users. By 2021, Huawei smartphones will be fully upgraded to support Hongmeng 2.0.

On January 12, 2021, on the “Technology Billboard”, Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei’s Consumer BG Software Department, once again emphasized that “Hongmeng OS is not a copy of Android and iOS.”

A bottom-level revolution, Hongmeng is not a copy of Android and iOS

Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer BG Software Dept.

At the beginning of 2021, Huawei held the HarmonyOS 2.0 product launch conference, and then there were many articles discussing Hongmeng on the Internet, and the technology nerds are no longer hibernating.

Generally speaking, what Huawei Hongmeng promotes is the integration of the life scenes of mobile phone users. Through the integration with multiple industries and multiple products, we try to make Huawei’s mobile phones become super terminals when they leave the factory, which can be mobile phones, game consoles, remote controls, and eliminate the dazzling variety of APPs on the mobile phone desktop. Eight falls.

In fact, the super terminal’s mobile phone transformation note has been regarded as its own sign by many mobile phone manufacturers or mobile APP manufacturers a few years ago. Compared with the era when mobile phones can only be used as communication tools, today’s mobile phones have become super terminals, and various mobile APPs have filled people’s daily lives. It can be said that at the application level, HyperTerminal has played to the extreme.

And now Huawei’s super terminal is to dissect the operating system level and then combine it. The distributed and modularization proposed by Huawei’s Hongmeng is mainly aimed at the underlying software processing of hardware or mobile phones, which is a part of the hardware compatibility mode. kind of innovation. These improvements will simplify compatibility costs and improve processing efficiency.

From the perspective of Android and Apple systems, each hardware upgrade requires corresponding new adaptive development by operating system manufacturers. System upgrades from version to version are all based on support for new hardware. At the level of mobile phone manufacturers, it is also necessary to customize the development of the operating system according to their own options. It is also a Lenovo mobile phone and the operating system of different models of mobile phones. The result of random installation is to upgrade to a brick.

Will you miss Windows mode on your PC? A system that can be compatible with various accessories, plug and play, what you see is what you get.

Now Huawei’s vision for Hongmeng is very much like creating “Windows” on mobile phones, but I don’t know if it is intentional or a strategic plan. Now compatibility is limited to third-party hardware service support.

Huawei is constantly establishing a concept, “Hongmeng is not a copy of Android and iOS”, it may be easier to explain with two other sentences:

 1. Huawei does not want Hongmeng to be just an operating system like Android, and Hongmeng should have a stronger commercial realization value;

2. Reduce the impact of hardware competition on market share, attract more industries and enterprises to enter the market, create a new business ecosystem, and establish standard barriers.

Don’t discuss whether Huawei can build the Hongmeng ecosystem. After all, Huawei occupies the largest mobile phone market share in China. Now Huawei just needs to work hard to raise the fruit more plump.


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