With the growth of the Android ecosystem, we want to scale the availability of this service to partners that have very specific workflows and help them integrate the OTA system into their build/test/deployment process. The Android Over The Air APIs provide a set of interfaces to accomplish this. You will now be able to reboot into OTA DFU mode when needed. Binary OTA firmware image: you must have the new firmware image available to you. The OTA process requires a very specific data format, as of the official v1.3 stack release.

OTA update (over-the-air update): 1. An over-the-air update is the wireless delivery of new software or data to mobile phones and tablets .