Huawei Introduces 10KB ‘LiteOS’ To Fuel Burgeoning IoT Market
LiteOS is intended to simplify the development of smart hardware. It supports zero-configuration, auto-discovery, and auto-networking. Huawei's strategy consists of making the OS will be open to all developers to accelerate the development of their own IoT products, and of course promote LiteOS.
"We want to provide the connections, not the devices," Will Xu, Huawei's global head of strategy and marketing, told Financial Times.
Huawei is sure to see lots of competition in the IoT space. According to Gartner, there were 3.9 billion connected things in use during 2014, a figure that will rise to 25 billion by 2020. Companies and startups are scrambling to be a part of the IoT revolution. That includes Tencent, a Chinese investment group that just a few weeks ago announced its own OS for the IoT category.