WALTHAM, Mass.--(Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced that it has extended its multi-year global license agreement with Sony Mobile Communications to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating for Sony Mobile’s popular Xperia™ portfolio of products.)--
Under the agreement, Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® for fast and fail-safe FOTA updating will be integrated into Sony Mobile’s Android smartphones and tablets. Since 2004, Red Bend has provided Sony Mobile with vRapid Mobile for remote software updating and vDirect Mobile® for standards-based configuration and device management in more than 140 Sony Mobile-branded devices.
Several innovative technologies are at the core of Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile enabling customers to improve user satisfaction through:
- Fastest and least expensive download of FOTA updates based on patented delta-update technology
- Minimal memory requirements needed to resolve complex “write before read” issues so that firmware can be updated without additional costly memory, based on Red Bend’s patented exe.diff and “in place” technologies—ensuring the fastest updates in the industry
- Updating firmware in the background while the mobile device is fully operational, enabling consumers to talk, text and play without disruption while getting the newest firmware version
- Installation of all major OS updates and applications on deployed devices, even if the system partition is not large enough, based on patented repartitioning technology
About Red Bend Software
Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management, device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide trust Red Bend with their most important assets—the mobile and connected devices their consumers depend on.