Over-the-air (OTA) programming refers to the wireless delivery of software updates to devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smart home devices. This allows manufacturers and service providers to update their devices and services remotely, without requiring physical access to the device.
OTA programming is performed using either Wi-Fi or cellular data and can be done in the background without interrupting the normal use of the device. The software updates can include bug fixes, security patches, and new features. By enabling manufacturers to remotely update their devices, OTA programming helps ensure that devices are always up-to-date with the latest security and feature enhancements.
OTA programming is commonly used in the smartphone industry, but is also used in other connected devices such as smart TVs, in-car infotainment systems, and wearable devices.