Huawei launches Hongmeng and Xiaomi show Vela, what are the differences between the mobile phone giant’s developer conference?
With the end of the vivo developer conference this Thursday, the four major domestic mobile phone giants Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and vivo have all held this year’s developer conference.
By comparing the differences in the agenda settings, themes, and content of the four developer conferences, we can see the focus of each manufacturer at the application ecological level, and the different situations that each manufacturer faces under the influence of the big environment.
From the main forum of the conference, Huawei focused on the progress of ecological construction such as Hongmeng and HMS. Xiaomi focused on “showing” the third quarter of mobile phone shipments and returned to the third place, and introduced a large amount of investment in research and development and technology. The main push is a new mobile phone OS.
The interconnection and integration of everything has become a trend, and leading manufacturers are paying more and more attention to cross-device collaboration and the construction of the IoT ecosystem. But Huawei and Xiaomi have clearly gone a step further-launching an IoT operating system. Currently, Huawei’s IoT platform has more than 220 million connections and Xiaomi has more than 271 million connections.
From the perspective of the number of technical forums for developers, Huawei has 38 forums, Xiaomi has 15 forums, and OPPO and vivo have less than 10 forums.
Huawei pushes Hongmeng, Xiaomi “grand parade”
Huawei has explored the “no man’s land” of domestic manufacturers, introduced the progress of Hongmeng OS, HMS, EMUI, and HiLink at the developer conference, and called on partners and developers to “start a prairie fire” together. It also launched 38 Offline technology forum for developers.
Specifically, Huawei has made rapid progress in the application ecosystem. Yu Chengdong announced at the developer conference that Hongmeng OS 2.0 will be open source. At the end of the year, the beta version of smartphones will be released for developers, and he promised that Huawei mobile phones will be fully equipped with Hongmeng system next year. Models equipped with EMUI 11 will be upgraded to Hongmeng system in the future. Compared with 2019, HMS global registered developers increased by 98% to 1.8 million.
“No one can extinguish the starry sky. Every developer is a spark that Huawei wants to gather.” Under the three rounds of bans, executives gave speeches at the Developer Conference with tragic emotions, but refused to admit defeat.
Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, reminded that although many high-tech companies in China have entered the world’s top 500, such “blooming and leafy” is very dangerous because there is no “root” in the mobile application industry.
Huawei is aware of “rootless pain”, so it attaches great importance to ecological construction internally. A person from Huawei told Sohu Technology that Wang Chenglu stated within the company that Hongmeng’s strategic position is “the foundation of the entire consumer business ecological platform.” This person believes that the exploration of the 5G business model will definitely attract a lot of developers.
Comparing Huawei’s tragic and PUBG atmosphere, Xiaomi’s developer conference this year is more like a “grand parade”, focusing on displaying the achievements of black technology, mobile phones and IoT, as well as Xiaomi’s massive investment in research and development. The content for developers is slightly weaker, and 15 sub-forums such as open source technology and MIUI are all online.
In the main offline forum on the first day, Xiaomi executives repeatedly emphasized that Xiaomi’s return to the world’s number three in the third quarter and the technological progress made in cameras and charging. Lei Jun said that behind Xiaomi’s return to the top three is its insistence on technology, and Xiaomi’s R&D investment is increasing year by year. Zeng Xuezhong, president of Xiaomi’s mobile phone division, said that Xiaomi, the top 10 single-model sales in the world, occupies 4 seats, and its mobile phone market share has entered the Top 5 in 50 countries and regions.
As the earliest player to enter the IoT, Xiaomi said that its IoT platform has connected more than 271 million smart devices. The progress of ecological construction disclosed by Xiaomi at this conference is all related to IoT.
Against the benchmark of Hongmeng, Xiaomi launched the IoT software platform-Xiaomi Vela based on the open source embedded operating system NuttX at the Developer Conference. The difference between the two is that at present Xiaomi Vela is mainly suitable for IoT devices, such as watches, bracelets, speakers, etc., while Hongmeng is suitable for a wider range, in addition to IoT devices, it will also be carried on mobile phones.
There have been rumors that head manufacturers such as Xiaomi will support the Hongmeng system, but now it is unlikely that Xiaomi will launch Vela. At the developer conference, a Xiaomi R&D engineer told Sohu Technology: “The possibility of Xiaomi passively accessing Hongmeng is very small. Even if you want to push the domestic mobile phone operating system, it is more likely that several head manufacturers will do it together. Strong lead.”
In addition, Xiaomi brings the Mi Miaoxiang development framework to developers, which shields the upper layer applications from the differences of different operating systems at the bottom. Application developers can develop cross-device collaborative applications (such as applications that can seamlessly switch between mobile phones and TVs). ). The previously predicted MIUI 13 finally did not appear.
OPPO deploys IoT, vivo launches original OS and Internet of Vehicles
At the 2020 Developers Conference, ColorOS 11 launched by OPPO focuses on personalized creation, seamless experience, and sensory enjoyment. The OriginOS launched by vivo mainly upgrades the UI design, adopting Huarong Grid + atomic component design.
The OPPO Developer Conference focuses on the integration of people, equipment and scenes. Vivo’s theme is “Original Everything”, which advocates returning to the original and building an ecology from mobile phones.
In specific use, ColorOS 11 supports information synchronization with OPPO Watch, which can answer calls and send and receive information through the watch.
OriginOS has carried out subversive innovations mainly in UI design. Huarong is a brand new desktop grid system that can flexibly and freely display the characteristics of each element of the desktop. The atomic notification function displays the notification directly on the desktop APP. The atomic component library is a unique desktop APP combination method that can provide a simple and convenient way to call.
Huawei Hongmeng OS is about to usher in an upgrade