During the launch event for the Xiaomi 14 series in China, HyperOS will be officially launched. It has begun teasing its new software ahead of time.

A breakthrough in system software was announced earlier today by the company. It also revealed its new software’s architecture.

HyperOS appears to be Xiaomi’s answer to Huawei’s HarmonyOS. According to the company’s architecture, the software consists of five layers.

It is followed by the kernel layer at the bottom of the stack. The Linux kernel and the Vela kernel are both used by HyperOS. Vela is Xiaomi’s IoT platform based on NuttX RTOS.

The third layer uses Android as well as Vela frameworks and services. It is likely that the second and third layers will vary from device to device.

Android and Linux may be used on smartphones and tablets, for example. IoT devices, however, may use Vela. However, both systems will be called HyperOS, the same way Huawei advertises HarmonyOS.

HyperConnect is the fourth layer. By doing this, all devices will be able to communicate with one another, despite their third and second layers being different. Apps make up the fifth layer.

Xiaomi doesn’t mention it, but we believe the third layer will also include GMS (Google Mobile Services).

With the launch of MIUI in 2010, Xiaomi says HyperOS took 13 years to develop. The actual research and development began 7 years ago with the introduction of Xiaomi Vela.