Abstract: Hongmeng operating system is compatible with Android in the most critical mobile phone applications. With the Ark compiling system, the original application can speed up by more than 60%, which is a very good technical route. If this route is feasible, Huawei's move is not the same as bot.
Seven years ago, Ren Zhengfei once said such a sentence. If they suddenly broke our food, the Android system would not be used for me. The Window Phone 8 system was not used for us. Are we stupid? Finally, seven years later, in March of this year, Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong once again said: If Android does not give me a door any day, we still have a plan B. When the public spectators were still talking about Huawei's sudden B plan, Google in the United States blew the horn of the Internet battle. On May 19th, Google came out: Stop authorizing Huawei Android. Not waiting for the customer to clear the line of thought, on May 23, the latest news from the British ARM company said: is complying with all the regulations set by the US government. In other words, in addition to Google's limitations on system software, Huawei is also threatened by hardware chips. As the saying goes, God closes a door, but opens another window for you. However, it is not God who has opened another window for Huawei, but it is itself. In late May, the Huawei Hongmeng operating system brand was announced to the public. Today, seven years later, in the face of Google's powerful blockade, it is not so much forced to go to Liangshan. It is better to say that Huawei has taken advantage of the trend and launched the long-planned Plan B plan, which sounded the clarion call for the system. In fact, the system battle is no longer a new thing.
Saipan that has not kept pace with the times
As early as the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, that is, 2/3G is still in the prevailing era, the Nokia function machine almost contracted all the data traffic of that era. The Saipan system, which was born in that era and attached to the Nokia function machine, deservedly became the biggest winner of that era. However, in the face of high-speed and convenient opportunities in the era of 4G smartphones, Saipan's cumbersome underlying code, complex and cumbersome architecture, boring operation, all features like an over-the-top star, can never get rid of their idols Bao Zheng, in the end, it is inevitable to follow the Nokia dynasty, and died on the eve of 4G. In this way, the smash hit star Saipan system, finally, was crushed under the history of rolling wheels. At the other end of the scale, Google's Android system smelled the vitality, and it quickly occupied the high ground of the intelligent system. The diversified open source concept, interesting operation mode, gorgeous system interface and other elements have attracted many brands of intelligent machines to follow, and also accumulated a huge user ecological group for these intelligent machines. Because of its own open source technology, Android makes it a must-have for most smartphones. After that, it has mushroomed and is deeply rooted in the major smartphones.
My own BlackBerry
The high standard niche market is a piece of gold that can be dig deep, but not just eat it. With its own strict system architecture and high-efficiency operating system, the BlackBerry is the era, the deserved king of running points, and the BlackBerry that has occupied various advantages, successfully harvesting the hearts and minds of many users. However, its overly arrogant niche market positioning makes it difficult to lower its body and launch a flagship model that can be applied to the public and influence the world. In this way, the user market is shrinking, which also makes BlackBerry application developers see no hope, and gradually less update and progress of the BlackBerry. The blackberry attached to the niche market is like a scent of dew and sap, and it will not survive the summer of that year. In the end, the BlackBerry, which is deeply mired in the niche market, has become an abandoned child in the Internet age.
Ali Yun OS
Then, the good show took turns, some people sang well, and some people will sing, even though you are Ali. Ali Yun OS, which grew up with a gold spoon, opened the curtain of the domestic system drama. As early as July 28, 2011, Ali launched the Linux-based Ali Yun OS. This system is different from Baidu Cloud OS and Xiaomi MIUI - Ali Yun OS is not a change based on Android, but a relatively independent system. In September 2012, Ali spent $200 million to raise Ali Yun OS to strategy and products. However, the system without the manufacturer as the carrier is incomplete, so Ali and the Meizu, which has always been in the same league with Google Qualcomm, have a low-key marriage, which is only a better blockbuster. In this way, in 2015, the Meizu mobile phone equipped with Ali Yun OS was listed, and then they tasted the sweetness of the battle from this system. In the year of 2015, the number of new users of Ali Yun OS increased by 700%; in the first quarter of 2016, 17 million new users were added. At the same time, Meizu’s shipments accounted for 16.08% of the domestic smart phone market. This is a success for Ali Yun OS. At that time, it was the third largest mobile operating system after Android and IOS, but the market of Meizu and Ali’s appeal in the system field have become the follow-up development of Ali Yun OS. A big hidden danger. In the end, in the second half of 2016, Google began to technically close a large number of applications of Ali Yun OS, and Ali Yun OS was severely hindered in the mobile market. In addition, under the double attack from Qualcomm and Google, in September 2017, Ali Yun OS changed its name to AliOS to the IoT field, and then launched the lightweight IoT embedded operating system AliOS Things for IoT.
Opened up to the full color Kai OS
The Kai OS, which was born in 2017, with its low price and Google's help, took only a year to bloom in the Indian market and became the second largest mobile operating system in India after Android. Kai OS's predecessor, Firefox OS, is a hard-working smartphone operating system that dares to be positive with Android and iOS. According to the current status quo, it lost. In the follow-up development, Kai OS has changed its position. It has moved to India. With its low memory and hardware requirements, it has provided itself with many processors. It is no longer limited by Qualcomm's “squeezing”. Because of this, the price of mobile phones equipped with the Kai OS system is relatively low, which also attracts many users of Kai OS. In this way, the market of low-end smartphones is gradually being eroded by Kai OS. Google, the same businessman, sees the amazing strength of Kai OS as a dark horse. In April 2018, it acquired Kai OS for 22 million US dollars. In summary, it is not difficult to see that the failure of Saipan, Blackberry, and Ali Yun OS has its own incentives: innovations that do not keep pace with the times, market penetration that lacks the right to speak, and the scale of the ecosystem scale determine the end of an operating system. An important factor in success. From the current pattern, Google, Android, Microsoft, Windows, Apple, and IOS, the three technology giants, occupy the position of absolute hegemon in their respective systems, and determine the lifeline of the global mobile phone and PC market. Also caught the throat of the global Internet fate. For Android and iOS, which have long been sitting on the mountain, their status is difficult to move. The past cases also prove that even Microsoft is difficult to push the tower. In fact, developing or porting an operating system is not difficult on fixed hardware. But if you want this operating system, you can have hardware support and software, and it is more compatible with various network environments. It is a big problem. In the past, if the Hongmeng system was installed on Huawei's own hardware and the difficulty coefficient was set at 5 points, then the Hongmeng system would be applied to all major manufacturers around the world. The difficulty factor of this question can be doubled or even more. . Although Android, iOS and other giants have done a rival operating system in Android and iOS, they eventually lost to that era. However, with the excessive performance of hardware, we have formed a large number of technology deposits in the operating system. Supporting the hard conditions of talents and industries has also made it impossible for Huawei to launch a new operating system.
Is Hongmen technically feasible?
Is Hongmen technically feasible? The answer is yes.
Huawei has a very deep accumulation in the operating system field. Whether it is Android or Hongmeng, the core is based on open source Linux. After decades of development, Linux has been perfected, tested and upgraded by numerous experts around the world. The core has been extremely stable and has been optimized to be highly efficient.
Now Linux has a lot of mature source code, and integrating an operating system on this basis is no longer an unattainable thing. In fact, in China, there are many teams that customize their own operating systems based on Linux. For example, the winning bidders such as Kirin and Deepin Linux are doing very well, the interface is beautiful, and there are many sets of office software and browsers. software support.
Android is also developed based on the Linux kernel, but Google's secondary packaging on it, using the virtual machine's operating mode, but reduced its efficiency. However, these years of high-speed CPU cores, as well as graphics acceleration technology, AI acceleration, etc., have improved the operating efficiency of the Android system. At the same time, the Chinese manufacturers represented by Huawei have also made in-depth improvements and customizations to the Android system, greatly improving their efficiency.
For example, the problem of the Android system being criticized is that there is almost no solution in the early years. With Huawei's improvement of Android's file system, this problem has disappeared in Huawei's late mobile phone, and Huawei's technical strength can also be seen.
As far as ecological construction is concerned, although at the ecological level, Hongmeng is currently defeated, because Hongmeng has no ecological capacity at present, and even it is still only a prototype product, which has not yet been officially commercialized, and has millions of applications with android and ios. Compared with the "big Mac" under the command of hundreds of thousands of enterprises/developers, Hongmeng is so weak that he has just smashed a little chick with a little eggshell.
However, Huawei has officially issued a declaration recently: Encourage Android app developers to put apps in their own app store, face the Google Play app store, cultivate the app developer's habits, and form a complete ecosystem with Hongmeng system.
From a technical perspective, Hongmeng's operating system is compatible with Android in the most critical mobile applications, and the original application can speed up by more than 60% through the Ark compile system. This is a very good technical route. If this route is feasible, Huawei's move is not the same as bot.
In fact, Android, Windows or IOS are not ideal operating systems. The operating system that people need is an operating system that can continuously support new hardware and new technologies, but the execution efficiency is not degraded.
In addition, the Portuguese app store Aptoide is negotiating with Huawei to become a replacement for Google Store in Huawei mobile phones. Aptoide is one of the biggest replacements for Google Play, Google Play, with more than 900,000 apps and 200 million actives. European users. Although this has nothing to do with Huawei's operating system, it is already a good first step.
This also means that there will be more partners in the future, join this system, through a large-scale application, let Hongmeng system mature and perfect as soon as possible. On the other hand, there are also many new entrepreneurial teams that join Huawei's operating system ecosystem chain and can stand on the shoulders of Huawei giants and go higher and further.
In fact, Android can really be replaced.