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Huawei wants to become the backbone of IoT boom with Hi-Link, Lite OS

Huawei's new Hi-Link standard aims to standardise IoT technologies.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Shenzen | Updated: December 12, 2015 3:59:13 pm
Huawei, Huawei Honor, Huawei Honor new announcement, Huawei announcement, Huawei Hi link standard, Huawei Lite OS operating system, Huawei Honor devices, Huawei, smartphones, Huawei smartphones, Huawei news, technology, technology news Huawei announced partnerships with Haier and Broadlink for connected appliances and also announced that its new Lite OS SDK will be open for everyone to develop new things.

Huawei is going back to what it does best – connect people and now things. Rising up to the challenges thrown up by Internet of Things, the Chinese telecommunications giant has announced a new Hi-Link standard as well as a Lite OS for  connected devices.

Huawei Honor brand president George Zhao said the reality of connected devices now is disappointing as all companies have closed ecosystems. “The scenarios being presented are impossible as the devices are from different companies and ecosystem,” he said adding why a protocol like Hi-Link was needed. Hi-Link will understand all device languages and will speak to all of them in one standardised language.

Huawei also announced a host of new WiFi routers, including a PRO series which claims speeds of up to 1000Gbps, aimed at gamers. These routers will be available with Hi-Link inside.

Huawei new partnerships with Haier and Broadlink for connected appliances and Lite OS SDK will be open for everyone to develop new things. Lite OS is supposedly a fourth of the size of existing IoT kernels and is much faster. “This kind of cooperation will make smart homes really great and operational,” he said. The company hinted at routers with Hi-Link inbuilt, to act as the hub for all smart devices in the home, whichever company they might be from.

The announcement was made at an event to celebrate the second anniversary of its Honor.

The writer is in Shenzen on the invite of Huawei India.

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