OTA updates via HTTPs
Starting today, Over The Air (OTA) updates to IoT devices running Amazon FreeRTOS can be done over HTTPs. The OTA console has been updated to give users the choice of protocol between MQTT and HTTP to deliver SW updates, leveraging the [HTTPS client feature](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/freertos-https.html) delivered in Amazon FreeRTOS earlier this year. Additional changes in our 201912.00 release can be reviewed in our [Changelog](https://github.com/aws/amazon-freertos/blob/201912.00/CHANGELOG.md). [Amazon FreeRTOS](/freertos/) is an IoT operating system for microcontrollers that extends the FreeRTOS kernel with software libraries for security, connectivity, and updateability to make small, low-powered edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage. You can get started by downloading source code via GitHub or the [Amazon FreeRTOS console](http://console.aws.amazon.com/freertos). You can test your ported Amazon FreeRTOS code using [AWS IoT Device Tester](/freertos/device-tester/). Refer to the [Amazon FreeRTOS User Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/what-is-amazon-freertos.html), or the [Amazon FreeRTOS website](/freertos/) for more information.