Electric Imp will shortly make impOS™ 40 — the next major version of the imp operating system — available as a beta test release. We would therefore like to invite any customer who wishes to trial impOS 40 on their development hardware to join our beta program and receive the new code ahead of its formal developer roll-out.
impOS 40 is designed to bring our support for cellular imps such as the impC001 to a par with our existing WiFi- and Ethernet-based modules. It also features a number of other improvements for all imps. It also lays the groundwork for some major new features we are currently putting in place for impOS 42.
For full details of impOS 40’s enhancements and changes, please see the Release Notes.
We recommend that all customers begin testing impOS 40 on development hardware right away. This initial test release will be followed by a full deployment to all development devices in the coming weeks. In due course, we will begin deploying impOS 40 to production devices in stages, including an initial opt-in phase. We will provide more details of the impOS 40 release timetable shortly.
If you have already been testing impOS 39 — impOS 40’s closed development and test version — with cellular, you need to be aware of a breaking change that impOS 40 introduces to the cellular information returned by the imp API method imp.net.info() — please see the API documentation for full details.
Please contact us if you would like Electric Imp to update one or more of your development devices to the impOS 40 beta release. Customers should make use of Electric Imp support facility; developers should contact us through the Electric Imp Forum. You will need to supply the devices’ IDs, or the name of a Device Group to which they have been, or will be, assigned.
Please provide any feedback you have, including bug reports and other issues, and any questions you may have regarding the breaking change described above, via the same channels.
We hope you enjoy putting impOS 40 through its paces as much as we have enjoyed preparing it for release.
The Electric Imp Team