Huawei Launches LiteOS, Designed To Unify Smart Devices

May 21, 2015 - Written By Ricardo Trevizo

Huawei is without a doubt, one of the biggest Chinese smartphone manufacturers; founded in 1987, the company had never before seen the kind of growth it is experiencing today, as every day it gains more influence over markets across the globe. This exponential enlargement began thanks to the improvements Huawei has made over the years, to both its services and devices. Motivated by a thirst for both innovation and improvement, Huawei is always looking for new ways to impress its customers all around the world. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has once again amazed tech enthusiasts with a new operating system designed to work only with gadgets connected to the internet, ranging from electrodomestics, like washing machines and refrigerators, to cars and smart toothbrushes.

According to Huawei’s Head of Strategy and Marketing, William Xu, the Internet of Things will have an enormous role in everyone’s life in a not so distant future, and that’s the main reason behind the new “LiteOS”. Huawei, will take advantage of the ever-increasing number of internet-connected smart devices. William Xu also mentioned how even a smart toothbrush could be effectively used to record your hygiene habits and help you have a healthy schedule and technique; this example was used to illustrate how almost every household item could be connected to a network; emphasizing on the need for a simple operating system that is able to connect all of these emerging gadgets together.

The problem with most gadgets connected to the internet, is that there is no way to manage or control all of them through an unified interface; as most companies have applications designed specifically for their own smart devices. Huawei, instead of creating even more items to increase the confusion amongst customers, is taking a different approach to the Internet of Things. The Chinese company is developing a platform, called LiteOS, where users can manage all devices he or she owns, and are currently connected to the internet; the goal behind this is to “provide the connections, not the devices” as William Xu said. Huawei’s new operating system for connected devices, will pave the way for even more smart gadgets; CK Lu noted how this new platform, will help increase the vast business potential that the Internet of Things provides and how thanks to Huawei, more useful smart devices will be released.