Bugs, and microbes, more specifically, are the predominant creatures in our planet (in terms of percentage). It’s virtually impossible to exist without them.
They are most inconvenient in terms of operating systems, of course, but we have to march on.
The Slot Radio player, as most recent devices, has a lead time between manufacture, packaging, and shipping. Development doesn’t stop while the previously sealed devices are in transit. Thus, there was an update ready for the initial batch.
Even the Apollo 11 spacecraft received a firmware update in transit to the moon, come to think of it.