It used to be that you’d buy some gadget or other and what you purchased you were stuck with.If there were things you didn’t like about it, then you simply had to cope, or sell the item off and buy something else.Typical examples of devices containing firmware are embedded systems (such as traffic lights, consumer appliances, remote controls and digital watches), computers, computer peripherals, mobile phones, and digital cameras.
Gateway 3DS is doing quite well adding support for Pokemon games and all the latest roms, but it has the drawback or requiring users to stay on console firmware 4.5 -- that is where Sky3DS comes in with a new 3DS flash card that is compatible with all 3DS firmware versions, 2DS and the New 3DS XL consoles that GW3DS does not yet support.
Take, for example, the Samsung BDP-P1400 Blu-ray player.
This is remarkably cheap for a Blu-ray player (9 RRP in Australia), yet it can deliver 1080p24 and all the different audio standards as bitstreams over HDMI.
Your router’s firmware is basically the operating system that is specifically designed to run on your specific make and model of router (unless you are using a multi-router compatible open source firmware such as DD-WRT).
Usually, your router manufacturer will provide firmware updates for your specific make and model of router, via their website, or via a tool within the administrative console of your router (typically accessible via a web browser).