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Old 08-20-2009, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by hayden View Post
Actually the iPhone has allowed OTA purchase and updates of applications for some time... but not a full OS update (approx. 200 MB download)

I can't imagine we are anywhere close to an OTA nav update, since the map updates are several GB. (I think its an entire reload, vs. only the "updates")
Palm has managed to keep the WebOS updates and upgrade below 100MB. An 85MB WebOS upgrade normally takes about 5-10 minutes to download and install. We'll see if the OTA updates/upgrades continue should the updates/upgrade file exceed the iPhone.

BMW is not that far away from OTA map updates. They already have the capability to upload car service information due/status to a dealership to see what service is/are needed. In addition, they have BMW Assist Safety & Convenience Services , and BMW Connected Drive. These are all services that are able to send and receive data wirelessly or OTA. BMW can improve and expand services like BMW Connected Drive (which is internet access in your car) to support OTA map updates. Furthermore, instead of doing a full blown new map upgrade, they can do an update which normally requires adding new images, database, etc to NAV System.
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