When we think about desktop operating systems, people have it easy, since the options are mainly distributed between Windows and MacOS, and a very small percentage for the free and open GNU/Linux operating system. And, in terms of mobile operating systems, something very similar happens, that is, the options are distributed between iOS and Android, mostly. However, since Android (or its base) is a free and open operating system based on Linux, the range of options is usually expanded with interesting alternatives.
And one of them is the recent incorporation of HyperOS, Xiaomi's operating system, whose launch and news We will explore today. Which has been officially announced, by the said Asian manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products, taking advantage of the presentation of the Xiaomi 14 mobile phones. So, from the outset, it can be intuited that, HyperOS seeks to achieve a total, unified, multi-platform and hyperconverged renewal as the operating system of the electronic products of said company, to gradually leave aside MIUI, its previous customization layer based on Android, after more than a decade of existence.
But is HyperOS an operating system or a customization layer? We will detail this later, but it is important to make it clear once and for all that this company has explained that its new operating system is a mix between the Android operating system and Vela, its own operating system.
Which stands out for occupying a little more 8 GB storage and is optimized to allow better connection between more than 200 categories of devices, including smart cars. Therefore, HyperOS will undoubtedly be good competition for similar developments such as ColorOS (OPPO), HarmonyOS (Huawei), MagicOS (Honor) and FunTouchOS (Vivo), Entre otras muchas.
Table of Contents
- 1 HyperOS: Xiaomi Operating System, launch and news
- 1.1 About the launch and news of HyperOS, Xiaomi's Operating System
- 1.2 Xiaomi mobile devices that we will see with HyperOS soon
- 1.3 What other mobile operating system alternatives exist?
HyperOS: Xiaomi Operating System, launch and news
About the launch and news of HyperOS, Xiaomi's Operating System
What really is HyperOS and when was its official launch?
As we said at the beginning, HyperOS, officially it is a mix between the Android operating system and Vela, its own operating system, however, below we will give you a Top 5 important and brief points to know about it:
- Release date: October 2023.
- Approximate operating system size: 8 GB of storage.
- Software base: Linux, Android and Vela.
- Incorporated innovations: Improved and unique Artificial Intelligence and Home Automation functions.
- Teams selected for launch: Xiaomi 14 / 14 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips and Leica cameras.
While, in comparison with MIUI, HyperOS after 7 years of development, differs from this at first glance, by incorporating more animations that make it much more dynamic, it has a minimalist home screen with a notification bar with two icons and ones Time and weather widgets located on each side of the top. In addition, the color and curves of each interface element look much more highlighted.
Y compared to pure Google Android, Xiaomi promises that the performance of devices with HyperOS will show a substantial improvement, due to greater customization carried out at a lower level than MIUI. In addition, it incorporates improvements regarding the end-to-end security mechanisms for data transmission between interconnected devices.
Therefore, HyperOS, more than a customization layer much more advanced than MIUI, it is an operating system with the Linux Kernel that includes all the Android libraries to achieve stable and optimal compatibility with Google applications and platforms. And to achieve this, it works directly on the device's hardware, both using the Linux Kernel and Xiaomi's Vela operating system.
News known so far
- It has a good and stable frame rate.
- It consumes less energy compared to Android and other similar operating systems.
- Supports division of tasks between multiple computing units to maximize hardware.
- It allows a versatile configuration that adapts depending on the requirements of the hardware used.
- Includes support for more than 200 processor platforms and more than 20 standard file systems.
- It efficiently optimizes its various capabilities in order to provide optimal performance.
- It offers a new control center, which highlights the relocation of the WiFi and Mobile Data buttons, the smaller size of the brightness and volume slider buttons, and a multimedia playback tile.
- It comes with a novel integrated device hub called Xiaomi HyperConnect. Which will allow users to actively control almost any compatible device, in such a way as to improve and increase their monitoring and administration capacity, with less effort.
- Add 2 tools or Assistants with artificial intelligence (AI) functions. One called Xiao AI, whose goal is to create text. And another, called AI Wonderful Painting, whose objective is to transform doodles into incredible drawings, serve as an image search engine with natural language, among other very useful things.
- It incorporates an interesting and useful artificial intelligence (AI) subsystem called HyperMind, which aims to help users remotely control Mijia (Xiaomi's home appliance trademark) products. From the same, they hope that it can make use of the four perception capabilities of the devices (environment, vision, sound and behavior). In order to know the user's habits and needs and automatically adapt the use of the managed equipment.
Xiaomi mobile devices that we will see with HyperOS soon
According to its official roadmap that has been released, in a first phase will include 22 mobile phones, 3 televisions, 2 tablets and even a watch. And this first phase, in turn, will be divided into 2 stages: One with a date between mid and late November this year, and a second with no date known until now.
And among the known names of said mobile devices that will come from the factory with HyperOS or may be updated to it, in MIUI replacement, are the following:
- Xiaomi 14 Pro, Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi Watch S3 with HyperOS installed at the factory.
- Redmi K60 Extreme Edition, Xiaomi Pad 6 Max (14″), Xiaomi MIX Fold 3, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, Xiaomi 13 Ultra, Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13, Redmi K60 Pro and Redmi K60, chosen as compatible to be updated.
- Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition.
- Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, Redmi K50 Pro, Redmi K50 and Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4.
However, in the future and taking into account the HyperOS motto, which is "Human x Car x Home", it is clearly deduced the aspirations of the Xiaomi company to achieve, through said operating system, a more powerful and intelligent device ecosystem. One that is less fragmented, thanks to the interconnectivity between all the Chinese company's devices. That is, both for your cell phones, your cars, IoT devices, tablets, smart watches and even televisions and laptops.
Xiaomi #HyperOS will unleash the Human x Car x Home ecosystem with a comprehensive refactoring of the codebase that integrates the Linux and Xiaomi Vela kernels! Interesting user scenarios will emerge as you control all of these smart devices in one go! Announcement in X by Alvin, Global Vice President of Xiaomi
What other mobile operating system alternatives exist?
And finally, if you are a passionate about mobile devices and you like to know and try alternatives, more free, open and safe, below we leave you the names of some other well-known ones based on Android and Linux, so that you can investigate and delve deeper into this topic:
- / e / (Eelo)
- AOSP (Android Open Source Project)
- Calyx OS
- Ethereum OS
- Graphene OS
- MoonOS (WebOS)
- Plasma Mobile
- Sailfish OS
- Ubuntu Touch
In summary, after what we have seen today about HyperOS, Xiaomi's operating system, and the details of its launch and news, without a doubt that, if it succeeds within and outside of its own manufacturer's brand products, it could become a global alternative for a hyperconverged and multiplatform operating system. Almost at the same level as the ecosystem created by Apple with macOS and iOS.
Since, as can be seen, Xiaomi is betting strongly and safely on trying to HyperOS be a unified system firstly for its entire catalog of mobile and wearable devices. And then, progressively go to all types of devices and architectures. Among which, without a doubt, over time will include the home computers and even smart cars. What will also, in the future, be a great boost to other similar developments based on the Linux operating system, with or without an Android base.