Thoughts of the day! What is a Firmware ?

Many asked about what firmware really is.Some were confused if it is an OS,Android or what, but here is the definition.

Firmware ( firm·ware  
/ˈfərmˌwe(ə) )

 - Permanent software programmed into a read-only memory. Source ( )
 - In electronic systems and computing, firmware is the combination of persistent memory and program code and data stored in it.[1] Typical examples of devices containing firmware are embedded systems (such as traffic lights, consumer appliances, and digital watches), computers, computer peripherals, mobile phones, and digital cameras.
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Now you know :) Don't be confused :) Have a great firmware upgrade :)