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OTA: HTC licenses Smith Micro's Device Management Solution
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 17.09.07 - 13:02:19 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12003x
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Smith Micro Software, Inc. announced today a global licensing agreement with HTC (High Tech Computer) to preload and distribute the Insignia Mobile Device Management client on the next generation of HTC smartphones for consumers and business users worldwide.
While Windows Mobile 6 has a native solution for providing ROM updates over the air (OTA), for some reasons HTC prefers to use Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client (OMC) solution instead, which also provides firmware updates on mobile phones already in the hands of users.

The Insignia Mobile Device Management client supports file updates, compressed image updates and multiple sequential updates all in one package and is backed by a broad range of integrity checks to ensure the process is secure and 100 % fault tolerant, even during power outages.

"Our new relationship with HTC, a company known for its innovative mobile device products, validates the strength of our Insignia intelligent device management solution. We are pleased that our investment in the Insignia product line is delivering results so quickly," said William W. Smith, Jr., CEO and President Smith Micro Software. "Smart devices are only valuable when they work right, and nothing can be more frustrating for HTC or its customer base than a mobile device that is not performing as designed."

"We understood the importance of HTC's goal to provide its customers with a superior FOTA experience, and we accelerated our development efforts to meet its product release schedule for its next generation of Smartphone devices," concluded Smith.

Through this agreement, HTC's Microsoft Windows Mobile based smartphones will ship with Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client (OMC), enabling HTC to deliver a higher service level to expedite firmware updates and handset software application upgrades to its mobile devices to market over-the-air (FOTA).

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by RobertWebbe on 17.09.07 - 22:36:43

Arne,

I have heard that Microsoft wants to use their Windows update utility for Windows Mobile updates only. And they want to use only in case of high priority updates, not for minor updates.

Robert Webbe

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