Research and develop FBO technology to solve the problem of "stuck" mobile phones! Why did Xiaomi choose Western Digital?

time:2023-02-08 02:33:53 source:scripttoolbox.com author:System
Research and develop FBO technology to solve the problem of "stuck" mobile phones! Why did Xiaomi choose Western Digital?

The biggest complaint of many people about Android phones is that there will be lag when used for a long time. One of the reasons is that as the usage time of the mobile phone increases, it installs and uninstalls apps, stores files, etc., resulting in the generation of many fragmented files. In this case, the user did not clean up in time (some cleaning could not solve the problem from the root cause), which caused the mobile phone to become more and more stuck! Recently, the launch of Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra may change this situation. While the Leica image is too dazzling, many people ignore one of its very meaningful black technologies: FBO refresh storage technology. Officials said that this technology can avoid the problem of performance degradation after long-term use of mobile phones, and the speed decay is almost 0 after 4 years of simulated use. What changes can this technology bring to today's mobile phone industry? Xiaomi and Western Digital join hands to solve industry pain points At the beginning of 2022, Xiaomi officially established a high-end strategy working group, officially benchmarked against Apple, and put forward the goal of "taking the first market share of domestic high-end mobile phones within three years". Judging from market feedback, the latest Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra has made a good start for this goal. The core selling point of the Mi 12S Ultra is undoubtedly the image. This product uses a 1-inch large CMOS, and has a flagship image supported by Leica, which makes the shooting effect of the mobile phone really improved significantly. But at the same time, many people may have overlooked a potentially revolutionary innovation on the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra-FBO refreshed storage technology. If imaging technology is a tool for Mi 12S Ultra to record a good life, then the FBO Renewal storage technology has achieved a solid backing for storing these beautiful records. This technology can effectively avoid the performance degradation of the mobile phone after long-term use, so that the read and write performance can be restored as new. The author learned that this function was "the first to be implemented together with Western Digital". PConline learned from Western Digital that Western Digital contacted Xiaomi in the idea stage. After a long period of brainstorming and combined with their respective experience and technology accumulation, the two parties finally determined the solution and participated in the research and development from the early stage. To this end, Western Digital has invested a large multi-functional team to assist Xiaomi in the technical research and development of FBO functions. With the blessing of years of development experience and technical accumulation of its own controllers, it has helped Xiaomi become the first mobile phone manufacturer to realize FBO. It is understood that the Mi 12S Ultra mobile phone uses Western Digital iNAND® MC EU551 series UFS3.1 products, with a maximum capacity of 512GB. The iNAND MC EU551 embedded flash device is a member of the iNAND family of products, featuring higher performance, lower latency, read and write acceleration, and more. Under the blessing of the FBO technology jointly developed by the two companies, it has brought excellent performance "retention". What kind of experience can FBO's new storage technology bring to users? For many consumers, mobile phone freezes are an inescapable topic. This is because after the mobile phone is used for a long time, programs, files, and pictures are continuously written and deleted, which will generate a large number of fragments. When writing new content (such as installing game apps), the available space becomes discontinuous due to fragmentation, resulting in a decrease in the writing speed; similarly, when reading old content (such as opening games, WeChat, etc.), the mobile phone stores more and more More and more redundant and useless data. According to the official data given by Xiaomi, a new Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra with a read speed of 1900MB/ is used for testing. After 4 years of use, the read speed will be reduced to 400MB/s. The speed of storage reading will directly affect the data exchange with hardware such as CPU, which in turn leads to situations such as "slow software opening" and "page switching stuck" that we often perceive. In the past, in the face of such a situation of "rubbish in the phone", I would consider downloading apps such as Clean Master. The limitation of this is that it is only valid for new content written, and it is not helpful for our frequent browsing, opening apps, game loading and other reading scenarios. With the blessing of FBO technology, it has changed from "cleaning" in the past to "organizing", which allows the files stored in the mobile phone to be rearranged and the storage becomes continuous. This seems to be arranging books by number on a messy bookshelf, which greatly improves the efficiency of finding books. Xiaomi officially stated that this is a hardware-level function. Writing to the UFS flash memory main control chip realizes the curing of the function, breaks the barrier between the file system and the flash memory, and truly improves the read and write speed from the physical bottom layer. According to the long-term verification of Xiaomi R&D engineers, a brand new Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra has a reading speed of up to 1900MB/s. After more than 4 years of simulated use, the FBO refresh storage function reduces the transmission speed to close to 0%, which helps mobile phones often new. More importantly, the FBO refresh storage function is actively executed by the system, and it does not need to install any software or manually activate any functions. It completely automatically detects the storage status and automatically optimizes it. A good experience is to do everything for users invisibly. Zhang Dan, product marketing director of Western Digital, said: "A large number of files will be written and deleted during the long-term use of mobile phones, resulting in storage fragmentation, resulting in a significant decline in mobile phone read and write performance. The long-term pain point of Android mobile phone users and the industry. The powerful alliance between Western Digital and Xiaomi has realized the innovative FBO refresh storage technology in the new XIAOMI 12S ULTRA, and innovatively established a file system through ingenious performance design. The connection with UFS flash hardware provides consumers with an ideal defragmentation solution, which can improve the read performance of mobile phones after long-term use to close to a brand new mobile phone, and optimize the end user's ability to launch apps, watch videos, etc. Use experience in scenarios. With its unique technical advantages in the field of flash memory, Western Digital will continue to maintain close communication with mobile phone manufacturers, actively optimize and upgrade consumers' experience, and meet consumers' diverse needs for data storage in the digital age. "It's time to say goodbye to Caton. With the continuous popularity of mobile networks and smart phones, mobile phones have increasingly become an important terminal for users around the world to connect to the Internet. The World Advertising Research Center predicts that by 2025, 70% of the world's Internet users will only use smartphones to surf the Internet. As a "new organ" of the human body, the experience of the smartphone is crucial. Wen Fang, Senior Sales Director of Western Digital China Smart Terminal Products Division, said: "Today, the application of 5G technology continues to promote the rapid development of the mobile phone industry. Higher resolution High-speed video and image content, complex and rich applications, and real-time communication interaction, etc., have put forward higher requirements for the performance of mobile phone system architecture in all aspects, and also brought severe challenges to storage. Western Digital has been deeply involved in storage for many years. We have deep technical accumulation and professional technical advantages in the field of flash memory and mobile phone storage industry. We are very happy to join hands with Xiaomi, a leading smartphone manufacturer in China, to promote the research and development and implementation of FBO's new storage technology, and successfully assist Xiaomi to become the first to achieve FBO's mobile phone manufacturer. FBO technology has also been successfully included in the official specification of the next-generation flash memory standard UFS4.0 by JEDEC. In the future of increasingly complex interconnect technology, Western Digital will continue to carry out in-depth cooperation with more industry partners to promote mobile phone storage Technological innovation and the healthy development of the industry ecology will work hand in hand to 'create brilliance with numbers'." At present, leading manufacturers such as Xiaomi are actively optimizing and upgrading the experience of consumers, and are committed to bringing better quality to users. Technology, a whole new experience. For example, the FBO technology mentioned in the article solves a common pain point that has existed in the industry for many years, and significantly improves the experience of using Android phones. Fortunately, Western Digital has already fully supported this technology in UFS3.1 products, and this technology has been incorporated into the specification by the next-generation international flash memory standard UFS 4.0, bringing innovation to the industry and user experience. Going forward, users may be able to experience this feature not only in flagship models like the Mi 12S Ultra, but also in mid-range models. Android lag will be a thing of the past!

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