Nine years ago, if Huawei was the target of Samsung, would there still be Hongmeng today?

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 Nine years ago, if Huawei was the target of Samsung, would there still be Hongmeng today?


2010 is the turning point of global telecommunications development and a watershed of Huawei. This is also the time when Hongmeng was buried, Li Xu, a former Huawei executive who knew about Hongmengs project, told the Economic Observer. At that time, Huawei had the idea of trying to build an eco-operating system, which everyone thought was ridiculous. But Ren Zhengfei (Ren Zhengfei) still supported it, and he thought we could try it. Do it.

At that time, in addition to Apples iOS and Googles Android, Microsofts Windows also tried to move from the PC to the mobile terminal. At that time, we discussed whether we could try, not only to target Apple, but also to learn from Microsoft. Li Xu described it.

It seems that Hongmeng still has a long way to go.

The Birth of Hongmeng

Hong Mengs name is derived from ancient Chinese myths and legends, meaning that the universe began to form the kind of chaos before. Li Xu said.

Li Xu told reporters that the naming of the name should be decided by the collective discussion of the management represented by Huawei Consumer BG, which implies a world-breaking start from scratch. The design, development and evolution of the whole system are the crystallization of the collective wisdom of Huawei R&D personnel.

Hongmengs veil was unveiled bit by bit. It was first revealed by Yu Chengdong, a big mouth. In March this year, Yu Chengdong told the media that Huawei had developed its own operating system. Two months later, he told the outside world that Huaweis own system, Hongmeng, would be compatible with Android applications and would be available as soon as this autumn. u3002

Yu Chengdongs words did not break his promise, and Hong Meng officially unveiled them on August 9.

This coincides with the recent release of Hongmeng will not be used on mobile phones by Huawei executives, including Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Chairman Liang Hua, Huawei Director and Senior Vice President Chen Lifang, who have expressed this view in public.

According to Zhao Ming, President of Glory, the future glory will focus on the smart screen to build a family super terminal.

An industry insider who got the test of Glory Wisdom Screen ahead of time told reporters that at present, the function and application of Glory Wisdom Screen can not be subverted, which can be seen in other brands such as Millet and Skyworth.

Dong Min, vice president of OviCloud, told reporters that its differentiation ability is reflected in Hongmeng OS and chips, but consumers can not perceive it. Their deeper feelings are still in the application and function display.

Yu Chengdong introduced that this product is similar to Intelligent TV on the Internet. Different terminal devices can be terminals and peripherals for each other. For example, the glory smart screen and the mobile phone can be seamlessly switched between calls, mobile phones already have calls, can be seamlessly switched to the smart screen.

Ecosystem, the mobile phone industry is marked by Apples iOS. It took Apple three or four years to gradually improve the iOS ecosystem on the iphone. It won the general recognition of consumers in 2014. It depends on the application and service of the operating system, and it is also one of the criteria to measure the quality of the operating system.

An interesting phenomenon in 2011 is that most software developers will give priority to updating the application of the iPhone, compared with Androids app updates that were already in place at that time.

In Sun Yanbiaos view, a system is actually a product, and if the product wants to be successful, it must be supported by software developers based on operating system to ensure that they can share profits and form profit cases. Secondly, we should pay attention to the user experience, whether the product can stick to a large number of users. This is the cornerstone of the rapid and healthy growth of the operating system ecosystem.

At present, the built-in video software such as Cool Meow, Mango TV and Aurora TV can also form a closed loop. It is understood that many software developers are still on the lookout for this product.

Budding Ten Years ago

In 2010, Huaweis consumer business market size was still in a weak position, with terminal business revenue accounting for only 16.63% of total revenue. Li Xu recalled that there was also a voice inside the enterprise at that time: How far can we go in this area of mobile terminals?

Around 2011, when reporting to Ren Zhengfei, IBM and Accentures Huawei consultants and Huaweis internal change project team mainly reported on Huaweis consumer BG80X plan (Huaweis medium-term and long-term business plan), referring to the selection of benchmarking enterprises. At that time, project teams and consultants tended to set the industry benchmark of Huawei Terminal as Samsung Electronics.

Huaweis internal practice is to set an industry bench-mark in each track and field as an example until it becomes the leader of the track. But after the report to Ren Zhengfei, Ren put forward different opinions that the standard apple should be put forward. Li Xu recalled that Rens general reason is that the redefinition and invention of mobile phones by Apple mobile phones, which created the era of mobile Internet, is a real innovation. Huawei wants to learn the best and the strongest!

Although Huawei also endorsed Ren Zhengfeis judgment internally, at that time it still felt that it was out of reach.

Li Xu told reporters that Huawei did not disclose information when it started to work as Hongmeng. The reason for this is that although the cooperation with Android has been smooth, the company should also train a group of R&D personnel to equip them with Windows development capabilities. If Android does not cooperate with us, we will not die immediately. Come off. Li Xu said.

At that time, based on this, Hongmeng began to take root and germinate in the interior.

In the same year, Professor Arikan of Turkey wrote a math paper about 5G, which really inspired Huaweis R&D staff, Li Xu said. Now in the 5G competition, Huawei has become one of the main players.

In May this year, Ren Zhengfei also talked about the discovery of this paper in his dialogue with the media. After that, he began to study various patents with this paper as the center, and disintegrated step by step, investing thousands of people.

At the beginning of studying 5G, Li Xu recalled that he and his colleagues had a relatively simple understanding. They thought it was the evolution of a natural telecommunication network from 2G to 5G. Then they found 5G characteristics, which were most useful in the Internet of Things. This was a great deal for some special AI products, such as automatic driving and industrial robots. The use laid the foundation. Crossing platforms used to span PCs and mobile phones, but now the mobile Internet and the Internet of Things, Fu Liang, an independent IT analyst, told reporters. Now, Google and Huawei have invested heavily in operating systems based on the Internet of Things, and they have been actively promoting in recent years.

A senior person in the communications industry told reporters that the things of the Internet of Things are too complex. Television, automobiles, mobile phones, desk lamps and so on have their own control systems, depending on which level they cross the platform. Secondly, collaboration between different Internet of Things devices and mobile phones is difficult to cross-vendors. If there is no operating system, we can also establish common communication protocols and standards, such as Huawei HiLink, China Mobile AndLINK and so on.

Li Xu also shared a story about Huaweis solution to the problem that Android phones would get stuck after a while. Li Xu said that iOS is equivalent to the warehouse itself. I stipulate the placement of items and the entry and exit of the warehouse. It must be done according to Apples sole criteria. But Android is an open source system. Anyone can go in and do business. It can be put randomly. So the warehouse must be in a mess for a long time. This leads to inefficiency. Around 2015, Huawei assembled nearly half of the worlds original eco-bottom development engineers to do this, outnumbering Googles bottom-level development engineers at that time, and spent a year solving Katons problem, Li Xu said.

In November 2016, Huawei released its flagship aircraft Mat9, and in its propaganda it declared, 500 days is no carton. In Fu Liangs view, other domestic manufacturers are also doing Androids in-depth development, such as Millets MIUI, to solve Cartons problem, and the degree of solution varies from one company to another. Li Xu believes that although solving the problem of Android Carton, optimizing the original ecosystem of Android and Hongmeng cant be equated completely, they have nothing to do with each other, which reflects the strength of Huawei in the terminal, including technology development capability, team R&D strength, and is equivalent to from development to formality. The release gave a preview. Ten years later, on August 9 this year, Yu Chengdong said to the outside world that at present, there are more than 4000 Hongmeng operating system developers. (At the request of the respondents, Li Xu is a pseudonym.) Source of this article: Author of Economic Observatory: Chen Qiu Responsible Editor: Zhong Qiming_NF5619

In November 2016, Huawei released its flagship aircraft Mat9, and in its propaganda it declared, 500 days is no carton. In Fu Liangs view, other domestic manufacturers are also doing Androids in-depth development, such as Millets MIUI, to solve Cartons problem, and the degree of solution varies from one company to another.

Li Xu believes that although solving the problem of Android Carton, optimizing the original ecosystem of Android and Hongmeng cant be equated completely, they have nothing to do with each other, which reflects the strength of Huawei in the terminal, including technology development capability, team R&D strength, and is equivalent to from development to formality. The release gave a preview.

Ten years later, on August 9 this year, Yu Chengdong said to the outside world that at present, there are more than 4000 Hongmeng operating system developers.

(At the request of the respondents, Li Xu is a pseudonym)