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Software Updates for an Android Things Product

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  1. Push a build

The OTA UPDATES tab in the Android Things Console allows you to view and push over-the-air updates to devices.

Push an update

To push an update for your product:

  1. If you are not already on this tab, open the Android Things Console, click a product for which you previously created a device build, and click the OTA UPDATES tab.

  2. Click START A NEW UPDATE.

  3. In the table, select a build configuration created from the FACTORY IMAGES tab. Note that empty bundles are not supported for OTA updates.

    Click Next.

    Update a
build

  4. Select the percentage of devices that will receive the update. Devices are selected at random.

    Rollout options

  5. Click PUSH UPDATE. Verify that the information is correct.

  6. Click PUSH. The update will be pushed to the devices; it can take several hours for all (as defined by the rollout percentage) of the devices to be updated. You can view the rollout status, including the number of devices that have been updated, in the Current build table.

    View current
build

How software updates work

The following sequence describes the update process:

  1. After you push an update, the new version becomes ready for download.
  2. The device update APIs allow an application to control and monitor applying software updates to the device.
  3. The device downloads the update and installs it to one of the A/B partitions.
  4. The device reboots to the new version.
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