In order to support the development of China’s mobile phone industry, Huawei donated the basic capabilities of the Hongmeng system to the Open Atomic Open Source Foundation led by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, hoping to attract Chinese mobile phone companies to give up their prejudices, jointly promote the development of China’s mobile phone operating system, and get rid of the US Google. Dependency, which would be a big hit for Android.
Google’s Android has become the world’s largest mobile operating system, accounting for more than 80% of the global smartphone market, while another American company, Apple’s iOS, has a market share of more than 10%. % market share.
The reason why Google’s Android has won the support of many mobile phone companies lies in its early commitment to a free and open strategy. However, as the Android system has a monopoly market position in the global mobile phone market, Google is becoming more and more domineering, and it requires Android phones. Enterprises are equipped with more and more Google applications, restricting mobile phone companies to customize the Android system, and even not allowing mobile phone companies to develop their own gesture control.
Relying on the monopoly position of the Android system in the smartphone market, Google earns tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year and obtains huge profit returns. In contrast, Android mobile phone companies are reduced to hardware companies and can only earn meager profits. . Taking Xiaomi, the world’s second largest Android mobile phone company, as an example, its revenue in 2020 is 245.866 billion yuan, while its net profit is only 13.006 billion yuan, and its net profit margin is only 5.3%. Its net profit is only Google’s Earn a few tenths of your profit in the Android market.
Google’s domineering behavior led to complaints from Android mobile phone companies. However, because there were no other mobile operating systems to choose from at that time, Android mobile phone companies could only dare to be angry with Google.
Huawei, the leader of Chinese mobile phone brands, is reluctant to become a vassal of Google. It began to develop its own operating system as early as 2012. After more than 7 years of research and development, it finally launched the Hongmeng system for its TV products in 2019. A version for smartphones was released in 2018.
In order to support the development of domestic mobile phone peers, Huawei stated that it will open the source code of Hongmeng system to domestic mobile phone peers. However, domestic mobile phone companies have taken into account the competition relationship with Huawei mobile phones and other reasons, in addition to Meizu expressing willingness to adopt Hongmeng system, other domestic mobile phones The brand either said it would not adopt it, or responded silently.
Now Huawei has announced that it will further give up its rights and interests in the Hongmeng system, and donate the basic capabilities of the Hongmeng system to the Open Atomic Open Source Foundation led by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, so that other domestic mobile phone brands can obtain the basic version of the Hongmeng system for free. For in-depth customization, after Huawei’s low profile, perhaps other domestic mobile phone brands will adopt the Hongmeng system.
After all, the current domestic mobile phone brands have had enough of Google’s squeeze, even if they only adopt the Hongmeng system in the domestic market, it can help them win the bargaining chip with Google, and avoid the current completely passive acceptance of Google’s requirements, which is for them should be an advantageous choice.
It can be seen from Huawei’s repeated low-profile actions that it has fully expressed its attitude of friendly cooperation with domestic mobile phone companies to develop the Hongmeng system. I wonder if other domestic mobile phone companies will be willing to take over the olive branch extended by Huawei?