In the last century, the greatest enterprise was not a company that made products, but a company that had the right to speak in standards and patents. Entering the 21st century, the greatest enterprise in this era is an ecological enterprise – Yu Chengdong made the first sentence at the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (Together).
To be honest, the word ecology is familiar to everyone.
As early as in the era of mobile Internet, many Internet companies have proposed ecological strategies, trying to incorporate relevant partners into their business systems, incubating many giants, and causing many disputes. This ecological model also divides the original open source and open Internet world into “camps”. So that when it comes to ecology, it is always inevitable to be associated with keywords such as “big one takes all” and “platform economy”.
In 2021, when Huawei mentions the word ecology again, presumably the public also has new expectations – looking forward to a truly open source and open, pure innovation and creativity gathering place, so that developers and partners can live in peace of mind , grow freely.
In fact, as early as Huawei donated all the basic capabilities of HarmonyOS to the Open Atomic Open Source Fund, we felt that Huawei had a clearer positioning and expectations for the ecology, and at the HDC conference just past, the information delivered by HarmonyOS made me feel Believe, this is a different ecology.
Focusing on self-interest cannot be truly great; focusing on controlling others cannot grow a real ecology. After several years of development, Hongmeng Ecology has grown into a tropical rainforest-like ecosystem: with a diverse collection of species, very rich resources, and no restrictions or obstacles.
This idea has been precipitated for a long time after the end of HDC, and today I would like to share with you, what kind of ecology is needed by developers and the whole society, and what are the rules of survival?
Dwelling Poeticly: A New Context and Definition of “Ecology”
To describe the ecological scene of the mobile Internet era in one sentence, it may be: bustling, all come for the benefit, and the benefit is gone.
Platform companies hope to gather traffic and industry chain resources, while related companies need platform traffic and related support. The resulting ecology is often a super platform, plus numerous suppliers, stakeholders, invested companies, etc. Interconnection also refers to the connection of resources within the platform’s community of interests.
This kind of ecological gameplay with rules defined by the super platform defines an invisible boundary. As a result, users and developers in the ecosystem seem to be free, but they will encounter invisible obstacles when migrating, so that there is a problem of “if you want to join a certain company” Ecology, supply chain enterprises need to lose money first” “open ecology has become a new monopoly collusion” and other paradoxical phenomena.
In the era of AI + 5G + cloud-driven Internet of Everything, the word ecology can finally be redefined.
In addition to the pressure and choice of the global game, the reason why the new ecological model can be established is more due to the triple opportunities hidden in the background of the times:
First of all, technological innovation takes over the traffic economy and shows longer-term vitality.
The reason why the traditional ecology has been criticized is that the traffic dividend is limited, and they all hope to keep it in their own ecology, which has turned into an involute competition for stock, and technological innovation has become the second. However, the era of the Internet of Everything has brought new technologies, new scenarios, and new applications, all of which require innovative ideas, cross-terminal interconnection, industrial digitization, industry 4.0 and other opportunities, so that cross-border, cooperation, and innovation will become the technology to play. The premise of value, closure will lead to backwardness.
Second, the digital economy requires independent innovation and calls for diversified choices.
The digital economy has become a key point for countries around the world to drive growth. Traditional operating systems and other options are relatively limited, and it is difficult to meet the expectations of thousands of industries for diversified digital infrastructure. For developers, as the mobile Internet enters a stable period, developers’ creativity and capabilities also need to find new release areas. If a new system wants to grow up, it must have enough prosperous ecological support. Only by being truly open source and open can it attract more developers and partners to come to live and develop.
Third, the Internet of Everything brings an interactive revolution, which requires a new technical base.
Today, many Internet users are surrounded by various smart devices such as mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars, and smart wearables. However, the mobile operating system that was widely used in the past has many shackles and is not built for other IoT devices. The data flow and interactive experience between devices cannot be seamlessly switched. In order to make people’s digital life better, the Internet of Everything needs to be able to break through the boundaries of hardware and support the ecological base of all-scenario intelligence.
In this context, the birth of Hongmeng Ecology is not only under pressure and sadness, nor is it a substitute for helplessness, but comes with broad vitality and hope.
In 2019, when the Hongmeng system was launched, it was positioned as a new microkernel-based distributed operating system for all scenarios, born for the future. At that time, Huawei’s plan was to build a good ecosystem in two or three years. It is estimated that we can see the difference for the first time this year.
You may have seen the latest achievements of Hongmeng Ecology in many reports. Here are a few important figures. So far, the number of devices equipped with HarmonyOS has reached 150 million.
What is certain is that Hongmeng Ecology has begun to see scale. Of course, our readers will not be satisfied with this answer, and go further, perhaps asking why and how.
Rhinos fly in the jungle: rainforest-style Hongmeng ecology
It is the expectation of the philosopher Heidegger that people should live poetically on the earth. For developers, growing in a rainforest-like ecosystem may be called “poetic habitation”.
Rather than data, we are more concerned about what kind of environment the Harmony ecosystem provides for developers, so as to explain why HarmonyOS can become the fastest growing terminal operating system in history, and how quickly the Hongmeng ecosystem is built.
Specifically, Hongmeng ecology has four characteristics that are different from traditional ecology:
1. An unencumbered development environment. Based on innovative heterogeneous networking technology, Hongmeng Ecosystem has achieved cross-terminal and cross-platform support, so that developers are no longer subject to many restrictions. For example, HarmonyOS is compatible with multiple development frameworks, multiple computing hardware, and multiple terminal devices, so developers don’t have to worry about being bundled. At the same time, through the distributed soft bus, developers can freely combine hardware devices, develop cross-terminal distributed applications just like developing the same terminal, create a new experience of full-scenario smart life for users, and achieve business breakthroughs.
2. Diverse species converge. Tropical rainforests are important precisely because they preserve species diversity. And Hongmeng Ecology also uses a series of platforms and tools to enable individual developers, enterprise developers, mobile phones, tablets, computers, TVs, watches and other hardware to be supported in the Hongmeng Ecology. For example, Huawei has injected the technical power of the HarmonyOS ecosystem into the terminal component HMS Core, empowering developers, creating higher-quality apps, and further establishing a mobile ecosystem that includes basic services such as music, video, email, and payment, becoming HarmonyOS. ecologically important community.
3. The most abundant resource reserves. Tropical rainforest is also the most resource-rich ecosystem on earth. As a tropical rainforest-style ecology, Hongmeng’s resource support for developers is also very rich and diverse. At the base layer, HarmonyOS has important development tools such as the Harmony design system, the Ark development framework, and the Ark compiler. In the future, it will also bring a newly developed programming language, allowing developers to innovate independently. In addition, atomized services, one-stop integration, one-time development and multi-terminal deployment, etc., greatly improve development efficiency and help developers obtain new traffic entrances.
4. A secure and trusted digital world. A sense of security is a prerequisite for biological reproduction. Looking at the incidents such as anti-monopoly and privacy fines encountered by global technology giants, we know how important it is to build a safe and credible digital world for ecological prosperity. As a new ecosystem in the ascendant, Hongmeng Ecosystem also continues Huawei’s tradition of placing responsibility for network and business security over the company’s commercial interests. Adhering to the “four major propositions” and “three major commitments” of Huawei’s consumer business security and privacy protection, such as embedding security and privacy protection activities into the entire business process, taking user privacy security as the highest priority, and ensuring every step from startup to use. To achieve user confirmation… At the same time, open security and privacy capabilities to ecological partners, and build a 1+8+N whole-scenario safe, credible, and sustainable ecosystem. And released the “HarmonyOS Connect Ecological Device Security and Privacy Protection Guidelines”, so that ecological partners can have evidence and traces to follow when developing products.
It is conceivable that Hongmeng Ecology, while strictly requiring developers and partners, is also helping the entire industry to grow together. The benign ecology of tropical rainforest is never a one-way export and demand, just like a bird enjoying the shade under a tree and taking the seeds to a distance, it is a mutual achievement and co-evolution of common prosperity.
At HDC 2021, I see exactly this ecological approach to co-creation of prosperity. Then, the next question that Hongmeng Ecology needs to answer is, how can developers and partners open up the industrial logic of the intelligent connection of all things under the new ecosystem?
Hongmeng Flutters its Wings: Opening the Door to a World of Connected Everything
You may have heard of the butterfly effect. In 1963, American meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz proposed that butterflies in the tropical rainforest of the Amazon River in South America, flapping their wings occasionally, caused a hurricane in Texas two weeks later. Since then, the butterfly effect has been used to describe that a small change may also affect the direction of macroscopic things.
When countless developers are like butterflies, flapping their wings in the Hongmeng ecosystem, how will they change the technology landscape and industry trends?
At least at HDC 2021, there are two pictures that have come true.
Picture 1: The industrial hurricane has hit.
Hongmeng Ecology brings together new technical capabilities, industrial ecology, and application scenarios, and also brings brand-new business dividends. Developers and enterprises that seize the trend of Hongmeng have ushered in the harvest period. One of the most widely circulated news this year is that a space LCD dial on the Hongmeng system has been downloaded by as many as 3 million+, and only the dial design is a single item, and the author’s revenue has reached 13 million. The rapidly growing Hongmeng ecosystem has enabled developers and users to experience a two-way journey.
Picture 2: The cause of the butterfly storm.
As the base of the Internet of Everything, HarmonyOS supports Huawei’s “1+8” smart terminal devices, and HarmonyOS Connect provides intelligent interconnection capabilities for IoT devices and ecological partners’ devices, jointly setting off a migration to the Internet of Everything. There are countless developers flapping their wings, and the strength of each person may be weak, but together they have opened the door to the world of intelligent interconnection of all things, and also let us see that the industrial pattern will eventually be changed after the ecological formation.
In this new world, after several years of tempering, we can see the existence value of Hongmeng Ecology more clearly: one choice, one entrance, and one future.
One choice: For the digital needs of many countries around the world, Hongmeng is one more choice. Huawei is also ready to develop a global ecosystem and build a new digital world with global developers.
One entrance: The continuous growth of Hongmeng system equipment encourages developers around the world to continue to study and innovate, and the experience upgrade of the majority of users also comes from this.
A future: The impact of Hongmeng Ecology is not only on consumer experience. The wave of industrial digital upgrading in the fourth industrial revolution has also given Hongmeng Ecology greater industrial potential. Personal productivity and industrial productivity are superimposed, and Hongmeng Ecology is just the beginning.
From this point of view, the eagle hitting the sky, the fish flying to the shallow bottom, and all kinds of frost and the sky competing for freedom. Perhaps the coming era of intelligent interconnection of all things is much better than what Hongmeng has written and what the public thinks today.
Isn’t this ecological picture the “poetic dwelling” that the sages have been waiting for all their lives but not waiting for?
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