Samsung’s promised real time OS could shift the IoT goalposts
If Google has won the smartphone operating system war, there is still room for a new approach in the fragmented and immature world of the Internet of Things. Many newly connected devices will require an OS which supports apps and web services, but otherwise has more in common with the real time OSs (RTOSs) of the embedded market, including tiny footprint and minimal latency.
That will open opportunities for RTOS experts like Intel’s Wind River; for embedded chip giants like ARM with its mBED OS; and for mobile players which were forced to accept Android’s leadership in smartphones, but now want another chance. Huawei has already shown off its own operating system for IoT device