We just fully released a long standing feature we’ve been calling “fastOTA”. It should significantly speed up over the air firmware updates for most, especially if you are international, or have higher latency on your connection. If your device is running 045 or later, it should be enabled automatically for you.
This means that:
- The previous long magenta update on a new Photon should now take less than a minute on standard Wi-Fi.
- The “blinking magenta” state that you are used to seeing when flashing user firmware to your Core or Photon may now appear as one or two single magenta flashes, due to the speed of the update.
fastOTA speeds things up by sending all the chunks of firmware at once, instead of waiting for an acknowledgement between each packet, then the device can ask for anything it missed at the end.
So hopefully this means much much quicker updates for all
[edit by @christine]