How Xiaomi HyperOS Was Born and Is It Based on Android?
Xiaomi’s latest announcement has sent waves through the tech world, as they unveiled their groundbreaking operating system, Xiaomi HyperOS. This marks a pivotal moment for the company, propelling them closer to realizing their vision of a “Human-Car-Home full ecology.”
Reflecting on Xiaomi’s journey, it’s clear that they’ve come a long way since the birth of MIUI thirteen years ago. Starting with just a handful of engineers, they’ve grown into a formidable software team of 4,000 to 5,000 individuals. From the first version with only a few basic features to the intricate cross-end interconnectivity of today, Xiaomi’s mission has been consistent – creating user-friendly, easy-to-use systems.
With a vast ecosystem spanning over 200 categories, Xiaomi is now on the verge of closing the loop in their “whole ecosystem of people, cars, and homes.” However, the complex web of operating systems and protocols across various devices poses a significant challenge in the age of the Internet of Everything.
To address this, Xiaomi has been diligently working on Xiaomi HyperOS for years, starting with exploratory development in 2014 and the development of a brand new system was officially opened in 2017. Xiaomi HyperOS aims to unify and support the diverse range of devices and applications within their ecosystem. It’s a crucial step towards creating a full eco-operating system for people, cars, and homes.
What sets Xiaomi HyperOS apart is its foundation – a fusion of deep Android evolution and the in-house Vela system (Xiaomi Vela is an IoT software platform). Xiaomi has rewritten the underlying architecture, setting the stage for the Internet of Everything, where countless devices and connections will thrive. This ambitious endeavor, given its colossal scale, has been aptly named Xiaomi HyperOS.
The first device set to feature Xiaomi HyperOS is the Xiaomi 14, promising “leapfrog upgrades” and marking the beginning of an exciting chapter in Xiaomi’s journey. As Xiaomi continues to push the boundaries of innovation, their vision of a seamlessly interconnected world of devices and applications is now one significant step closer to reality.