Huawei has made two vital announcement besides launching the enhanced variant of the Honor 7 at the Honor Event in Shenzhen, China. The Chinese smartphone brand has announced their plans to launch an open source Operating System (OS) called the Huawei Lite OS. Beside that will launch a HiLink SDK for IoT device in Q2, 2016.
Huawei President George Zhao has stated that the company will release the Huawei Lite OS in the second quarter of 2016 along with the HiLink SDK. The Lite OS will comprise of a light kernel thereby boasting an ultrafast startup time of 700ms. According to the company statement the OS will have minimal effect on the battery thereby increasing standby times.
Elaborating on their IoT (Internet of Things) plans Huawei has announced that their new router will understand and transcribe commands to devices. It will have a mesh WiFi network to connect between HiLink routers and also sync refreshed passwords. Huawei aims to have HiLink protocol embedded across consumer devices with a slogon "HiLink Inside" Sounds familiar to Intel Inside?
Huawei has also announced that will partner with Haier to build products like Magic Mirror to monitor weight and health of a family.
Lily, General Manager of Haeir will speaking on the partnership stated,"Not everyone will buy Haier devices. Working with partners like Huawei to create a smart home market and platform. If we can create a cross device and platform ecosystem then we can create a community and increase market across the board."
Huawei claims that their HiLink partner family now consists of 60 members. The Chinese company will be providing chipset, OS and HiLink protocol to its partners. They are even ready to share hardware, protocol, cloud platform to developers and partners thereby making it open source.
"Using their platform, within two days traditional product can be turned into smart platform. When Huawei takes the lead, we can increase market share. We are going to connect HiLink and LITE OS have access to 150+ Enterprises and they will come on board with HiLink. Broadlink is a competitor in connectivity space but we don't want to fight. We want to improve the ecosystem across the board. HiLink will be the system that brings together the consumer giants together," commented Jerry Liu, Founder & CEO of Broadlink.
According to Huawei the first range of Smart Home devices will be available as early as Q3,2016 with the company releasing Smart Security and Lighting towards the end of next year.