Huawei Unveils LiteOS for The Internet of Things

/ 3 years ago

Today, China-based Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker went ahead to put its mark in evolving category by unveiling an Operating System to assist third-party vendors enter into the emerging Internet of Things space. It is designed to allow household or business device / appliances to communicate with each other over the internet. Agile IoT architecture and operating system called LiteOS to control basic devices was showcased by Huawei at an event in Beijing, China.

“Standardizing infrastructure will foster the development of Internet applications, including ‘IoT’ applications,” said Huawei’s chief strategy and marketing officer William Xu.

It is a significant step taken by the company as it is still an evolving market and all the tech giants are throwing all they have got in it. Giants like Google, Microsoft with its Windows IoT for core, IBM and Intel trying hard to excel. Huawei claims that their “lightweight” OS can streamline the whole process. The LiteOS software is tiny at 10 kilobytes in size. It is designed to run on minimal power which makes it suitable for a wide range of hardware, including microcontrollers and ARM Cortex embedded processors which make sense as it is aimed to run on just appliances.

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Any hardware running this OS can be controlled remotely and data can be collected and supports third-party applications. To sweeten the deal, Huawei plans to make the OS open-sourced under the ISC license, which allows copying, modification and distribution of the code for free or for a fee. Huawei is providing chipsets, modules, and hardware boards through its LiteOS community to attract the developers all over the world. They already have a landing page on Github and here.

Thank you PCworld for providing us with this information.

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