Richard Lai

Much like how Huawei developed its own HarmonyOS as an Android substitute, Xiaomi is about to pull a similar move to bolster its ecosystem — especially with its electric car due to arrive in the first of half next year. Dubbed “HyperOS,” this MIUI replacement will apparently be a blend of Android and Xiaomi’s very own “Vela” system, hence a “completely rewritten underlying architecture” that would supposedly allow users, vehicles and smart home — of over 200 product categories — to connect with one another seamlessly. It’s safe to assume that Xiaomi’s electric car will also feature HyperOS, thus going head to head with Huawei’s Aito line of EVs.

In a Weibo post, CEO Lei Jun said development on HyperOS dates back to 2017, with a mission to build “a unified, integrated system framework that supports the entire ecosystem of devices and applications.” The exec added that this new platform will debut on the upcoming Xiaomi 14 series smartphones, which have apparently entered production, though he stopped short of sharing a launch date (rumors say end of this month). Separately, when asked on X whether HyperOS will be heading to Xiaomi’s international line of products, Lei only responded with “stay tuned.” And so we shall.

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