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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "FOTA"?

Firmware over the air (FOTA) is a feature found on most modern smartphones that allows the device to pull in updates over the air from carriers and manufacturers. This means handsets can be set to download automatically any new software builds, or do so after prompting the user and being commanded to. Sometime an update is described as being rolled out OTA, which means over the air.

Also known as: "Firmware Over The Air"

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