At an event in Shenzhen, China Huawei announced a new standard called HiLink, a light OS (IOT Kernel) called Lite OS, routers and upgraded devices. Key highlight was the HiLink that will help connect devices in different ecosystems and the Lite OS that will be open sourced for everyone to develop.

It was a big event and also Honor’s 2nd Anniversary. Talking about the Hi-Link protocol, Huawei honor President, George Zhao said that current ecosystem (home automation) does not allow devices in different ecosystem to connect together. Hence the Hi-Link was created that will be able to connect to other devices using standardized language. Supported devices should have the Hi-Link tech inside.

Huawei has partnered with many companies and will provide them the HiLink tech (OS/Hardware) so they can implement the same on their products that will help Huawei connect more devices in the future.

The company also announced a WiFi router Pro that will come with Hi-Link inside. The Pro router supports higher speed and specially targeted at gamers.

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Huawei also launched enhanced version of Huawei Honor 7 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. This handset is running EMUI 4.0 over Android 6. Screen is 5.2 inches with FHD resolution. It houses a 2.2 GHz Kirin 935 chipset (Octa Core) and packed with 20MP primary camera, 8MP secondary camera, 4G/3G/2G support, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi. The handset gets power from a 3100 mAh battery. The enhanced version of Honor 5X was also launched.

At the event the Honor 7i, and other handsets, smartwatches were showcased.

Check the images for a glimpse of the event.

By Rajeev Rana

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