Patent Number: 8,719,810

Title: Program upgrade system and method for over the air-capable mobile terminal

Abstract: An apparatus and method for updating a program of a mobile terminal using an Over-The-Air (OTA) programming mechanism is provided. The program upgrade apparatus includes a first memory for storing a reference version of the program and at least one upgrade package; a second memory for loading an upgrade version of the program; a communication unit for enabling the mobile terminal to communicate with an external system; and a control unit for controlling the communication unit to download the upgrade package in response to an upgrade notification message from the external system, installing the upgrade package within the first memory, generating an upgrade version of the program by merging the upgrade package and the reference version in response to an install command, and operating the mobile terminal with the upgraded version of the program.

Inventors: Oh; Sung-Jo (Gyeonggi-do, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 9/445 (20060101); G06F 15/177 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018