The Xiaomi HyperOS brand is displayed on a smartphone.
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BEIJING — Chinese language smartphone and equipment maker Xiaomi introduced late Thursday a brand new working system — because it seeks to develop its ecosystem with the approaching launch of its personal automobile.
Xiaomi shares rose greater than 1% in Hong Kong commerce Friday morning, constructing on positive factors of greater than 20% for the 12 months thus far.
The brand new system, referred to as HyperOS, is ready to succeed in customers Oct. 31 when Xiaomi’s newest telephones, wearables and TV units start gross sales in China.
“The system marks a pivotal transfer ahead in Xiaomi’s strategic imaginative and prescient of delivering the ‘Human x Automotive x Dwelling’ sensible ecosystem,” the corporate stated in a launch.
CEO and founder Lei Jun stated on Chinese language social media Wednesday that Xiaomi would launch its automobile within the first half of subsequent 12 months. He didn’t specify whether or not it could be electrical.
Tech corporations have lengthy sought to construct buyer loyalty with working techniques, reminiscent of Apple‘s iOS and Google‘s Android.
Chinese language telecommunications large Huawei developed its personal working system, referred to as HarmonyOS, in a bid to switch Android. The corporate makes its personal suite of smartphones, laptops, tablets and tv units, whereas promoting the software program for electrical vehicles manufactured by companions.
In late September, Huawei claimed its working system had surpassed 60 million customers.
Chinese language electrical automobile firm Nio this fall additionally launched its personal smartphone, primarily based on Android however personalized for better integration with its autos.
Xiaomi rose to fame for its inexpensive smartphones and MIUI consumer interface, primarily based on open supply Android.
The corporate stated the core of its new HyperOS system is “shaped by Linux and Xiaomi’s self-developed Xiaomi Vela system.” The press launch’s solely point out of Android was that HyperOS permits for “extra steady body price and decrease energy consumption” in comparison with the inventory model of Android.
Xiaomi additionally touted HyperOS’s processing pace and safety, and listed quite a few methods by which a smartphone, automobile and laptop computer may simply share content material and entry one another’s cameras on the brand new system.
In recent times, Xiaomi has grown its equipment and shopper electronics enterprise to account for about 22% of general income within the second quarter, versus just below 37% for smartphones.
On Thursday, the corporate launched a 3,999 yuan ($546) smartphone in addition to a 1,999 yuan washer and a 2,999 yuan fridge. Xiaomi has an app for letting prospects remotely management equipment settings.