The Open Mobile Alliance has published a new standard that allows mobile phones to be updated over the air without making manual changes to the entire operating system. Firmware Update Management Object (FUMO) creates a standard for operators who have been reluctant about supporting proprietary technology and being locked into a specific supplier. While security comes foremost to mind when thinking of OS updates, operators are really clamoring to be able to remotely change the menu and interfaces on the phone.
To read more about the FUMO standard:
- check out this article from The Register