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Wednesday, 08.09.10
KNOWLEDGE: How Smartphone Firmware Updates are Developed, Tested and Rolled-Out
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:09 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Mostly all of today's mobile operating systems make it easy for the end user to keep a smartphone up-to-date to the latest firmware version and either handset manufactures, operating system providers or carriers can offer new features through firmware updates or simply fix bugs from the previous version. Furthermore, firmware updates allow upgrades to the next operating system version without forcing the user to buy a new handset. However, in the early days of mobile phones, devices haven't received too many updates at all and customers weren't too keen to update their devices, especially since these phones weren't smartphones at all and there was no real reason to update the firmware anyway.

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