What is the meaning behind Huawei’s response to Russian companies’ testing of Hongmeng System?
Speaking of mobile terminal operating system, the current mainstream of many people’s first reaction is Android (Android) operating system and iOS (Apple) operating system.Android system has won the favor of the market for its open source characteristics, while iOS system is also widely loved by users for its self-contained closed-loop security.Before 2019, Huawei phones also used Android. At that time, The Hongmeng system was already under development, but it was just an alternative, and nobody expected to use it so quickly.Since May 2019, many American companies have suspended cooperation with Huawei due to the revision of the list rules. Huawei’s 5G chip supply chain has been cut off, as well as the supply of 5G equipment components.In particular, Google, which once claimed to be open source for all enterprises, has unilaterally banned GMS services from Huawei, and its Android operating system is no longer certified to support Huawei phones.Under the multiple blows, Huawei as the main sales business of the mobile phone market has suffered a great impact.Not only did the Mate 40 Pro, which had already been shipped, run out of stock, but the launch of the Mate 50 series of 5G phones was also delayed.Huawei still has some Kirin 9000 chips in stock, but without further replenishment, the Mate 40 Pro is literally one kirin 9000 chip away from each shipment, which has led to the company being out of stock.Many consumers have been unable to wait to switch to the iPhone.In this case, Huawei can only be used as a reserve hongmeng system in advance.When Huawei said it was going to launch its own system, Hongmeng, there was a lot of ridicule from the outside world, saying that hongmeng was a powerpoint system, which would only display on computer screens, not mobile phones.Soon, however, to the dismay of the cynics, the Hongmeng system was available.However, even if the hongmeng system is really launched, the outside question and discussion is still constantly, continue to ridicule the Hongmeng system is just android shell.The situation is a backlight for Huawei.But no matter what the situation is, Huawei never stops, strides forward.Walking in the rain looks awkward, but also very handsome.The launch of HarmonyOS on 9 August 2019 will permanently change the global landscape of operating systems.As a full-scene distributed OS, it has three layers of architecture, one is the kernel, the other is the basic service, and the third is the program framework, which is mainly applied to the Internet of things.On September 10, 2020, Hongmeng system was upgraded to version 2.0, with comprehensive upgrades in data management, soft bus and system security.As an open source system, Hongmeng system provides developers with a complete distributed device and application development ecology.Many well-known e-commerce enterprises have launched cooperation with Huawei, such as Midea, Joyang, boss electric appliances and so on will carry hongmeng system in their smart home appliances.In addition to home appliances, AITO’s new energy smart car Wenjie M5 is the first HarmonyOS smart cabin.As of December 23, 2021, the number of HarmonyOS devices has reached 220 million.Harmony 3.0 will be released this year.Recently came the news that Russian enterprises are testing the Hongmeng system, but Huawei emphasized at the press conference that there is no plan to launch smartphones equipped with Hongmeng system overseas for the time being, what is the meaning behind this?Google has stopped certifying android for BQ smartphones in Russia, Sputnik news agency reported on March 27.In the future, Google will no longer provide software and technical support to the US side.Vladimir Buzhanov, general manager of BQ, said the company is currently testing the compatibility of the system with its own phones, and that everything is working well so far, and that it expects the new smartphones to be available in the second half of 2022.Buzhanov also said that previously sold smartphones running Android still work, but the company’s new smartphones will no longer support Android.In response, Huawei has not yet launched its hongmeng mobile phone overseas. It plans to hold its 2021 annual results conference on the afternoon of March 28.There is also a lot of speculation about the fact that Russian companies are testing the Hongmeng system. Will Huawei take this opportunity to launch hongmeng mobile phones overseas? A reporter asked about this at the press conference.Guo Ping, huawei’s rotating chairman, said there were no plans to launch HarmonyOS phones overseas.What lies behind Huawei’s denials?First of all, Hongmeng system is open source, BQ company can develop its own operating system on the open source Hongmeng system, if BQ company really launched a new system based on hongmeng system, it is also the continuation of hongmeng in the overseas version.Secondly, as mentioned above, Huawei’s chip supply chain was cut off and Google’S GMS service was also banned. Not only could sales of mobile phones be guaranteed, but new mobile phones could not be updated with Android system, including Google Play, Gmail, YouTube and other applications, which was very inconvenient for overseas users.If huawei wants to launch overseas, it may face the risk of acclimatization, or even die before it starts. Such a big risk huawei cannot afford at present.However, we found that Guo Ping’s response is that there is no plan to launch overseas “for the time being”, that is to say, Huawei has not given up on overseas market, but it is not the time yet.And the only thing Guo denied was the phone business, implying that other smart devices will be launched overseas.IoT products such as smart screens and smartwatches will not use GMS services, so Huawei is likely to start from this aspect.What do you think of Huawei’s development in overseas markets?Feel free to join us in the comments section.