How to attract developers to develop App around Huaweis ecosystem is a real challenge for Hongmeng. Neil Shah, an analyst at Counterpoint Research, a research institute, said: It took Android 10 years to build its own ecosystem and integrate Googles mobile services in depth. Now Android has mature developers working around its App Mall and has developed millions of applications that integrate AI capabilities.
Shah believes Huawei has enough power to attract developers.
But whether Hongmeng can attract developers as soon as possible remains to be proved. Huawei did not mention the actual case of consumer-oriented application function at the launch meeting, which also implies that the launch of Hongmeng may not be fully mature yet.
Liu Ruimin, founder and chairman of Bairui Technologies, a domestic database company, told First Financial Journalist: It has to be admitted that Linux has been accumulated for decades, and millions of developers have perfected it together and written hundreds of millions of lines of code to achieve todays results. Its not difficult for China to make an operating system, but its also a good start, because one day we will have to go by ourselves. As for how fast and how well we can go, it depends on many factors.
Liu Ruimin told First Financial Journalist that it is not the most difficult to develop a microkernel, and the most complex operating system is the ecosystem. The whole ecosystem is so huge that Huawei can only play games with Google and gather as many developers as possible, because if no one develops your system, the value of the system itself will be lost. Liu Ruimin said, The values are different, and the management of software ecology is different.
Pei Fei, chief data scientist of Nanda General Data Technology Co., Ltd., told First Financial Journalist that Hong Mengs challenge lies in: first, Huawei used to be a hardware manufacturer, but now it is an operating system and software system, whether its hardware manufacturers successful experience can be borrowed; second, its competitors are too strong, Googles Android and Googles Android. Apples IOS is already mature and has a large market. Whether Hongmeng can break through the tight encirclement? Thirdly, considering international political factors, its not just a technical issue for foreign market applicants to switch from Android, iOS and other systems to embrace Hongmeng.
But he says Hong Meng also has its advantages. With the Chinese market, the ecosphere itself is large enough to support its maturity; in addition, Huaweis industrial chain is rich, and its products from upstream to downstream basically have their own, so the degree of adaptation is easier than that of a single technology manufacturer. Pei Fei told First Financial Journalist, Considering Hung Mengs position, it is Androids domestic alternative, which is the only solution B after Plan A has beenstuck in the neck. Therefore, in the process of development, it is not likely to be vigorous. The future development time will be long, and there will be many variables in the middle.
But domestic mobile development systems are catching up. In addition to Huaweis EMUI mobile operating system, mobile phone manufacturers including Meizu and Millet have launched their own operating systems, and they all have the ability of artificial intelligence. Huaweis new Hongmeng system is also expected to work with Huawei Hess chip to release stronger AI capabilities to applicants.
Independent core technology still needs to be broken through
With the rapid construction of digital infrastructure and capabilities such as big data and Internet of Things, it is particularly urgent to develop the core technology of security, autonomy and controllability in China, whether in the field of hardware or software.
Earlier this year, when it came to open source, a senior director of millet artificial intelligence told First Financial Journalist: Chinese enterprises and research institutes are increasing their own research and development. This is because although open source is borderless, Chinese enterprises should be vigilant, because open source is also facing challenges. The enterprises leading open source projects are the United States, and Chinese enterprises may be restricted. For example, Googles Tenseflow code is open source, but the project management is not so open, which may lead to oligopoly.
He said at the time that this years action by open source software platform Github and Google Mobile Services (GMS) to Huawei had alerted the industry to the need for China to strengthen its own research and development efforts. Optimistically, todays algorithms and in-depth learning, the basic theory has been known, and China has a large number of data, but we need more breakthroughs in basic areas.
But in the short term, Chinese companies still need to make good use of open source technology. Yu Zhiwei, Vice President of Pivotal Global and President of Greater China, a global big data company, said in an interview with First Financial Journalist earlier that China should make more use of the advantages of open source resources to develop AI and big data technology. Yu Zhiwei said: China has been at the forefront of the world in the application level, whether in enterprises or consumers, big data, AI is a national strategy, which is our advantage. But there is room for catching up with the underlying technologies that involve data processing capabilities. Independent R&D is a necessary path, but it will be slow. Another shortcut is to use open source resources. Open source technology is no worse than commercial technology. If we can make good use of it, I think we can develop autonomous and controllable technology in the field of open source and stand on the shoulders of giants.
Source: First Financial Responsibility Editor: Guo Chenqi_NBJ9931