- Thank you for 28.0.1
- bug 963621, bug 945429
- Up for continued investigation: bug 987223 - No visible H.264 video playback on MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) (Planar 4:2:0 YUV)
- Thank you for Aurora Builds
- Blocking bug was fixed bug 983208 - Regression: Panning and zooming yields flickering and or vanishing content
- We triaged Sync bugs out of Fx29+ and Fx30+, here's some feedback I cultivated, I'll keep watching
- "Major Improvement! The beta keeps all my history and things in sync! I like that I now can add unlimited devices to my account!!"
- "Nice, but handling synced tabs clunky Sync speed has improved since last review, but there's still no way to sort, search or filter synced tabs and bookmarks from other devices, which means it can still take forever to find what you really want quickly....a problem that is mirrored throughout the whole interface. Firefox should be geared towards making it intuitive to seamlessly move between browsing-in-progress on multiple devices. Wasn't that the original promise of the concept of syncing?"
- Feedback talked about some sign-in errors, QA passed those along to rnewman, nalexander
- Please live on WebApps on Fx29
- Shall we summarize what was decided in hub meeting today?
Process improvements discussion
- Have we started a discussion or booked a meeting to follow through on this?
UI language switching
- UI language switching seems to be higher priority than web content language switching
- Need to clarify what this project looks like & sort out current status
- Ideally we want this for a Fx31 release
- Introducing Arcadio Lainez
Tablet sprint results
Yuan & Anthony
- [PDF] Presentation: http://f.cl.ly/items/1f0C3b2f3F2d111N3V3k/Tablet%20refresh%20sprint%20findings.pdf
Android is leading mobile traffic, but not in the countries where the money (currently) is. The Next Web has an article on dotMobi's report on platform use in browsing. It focuses on iOS and Android, and reiterates that Android accounts for more page views globally than iOS, but does this through countries where iOS isn't a focus/viable consumer product. iOS markets where there's opportunity to maintain profits.
Why we should care: iOS continues to be a strong performer in markets that monetize well, notably the US and Western Europe (and Australia, but they're way over there). Revenue initiatives should be taken with that in mind for all products and services that focus on mobile.
iOS7 adoption is... impressive. Apple's reporting around 90% adoption of iOS7, while the latest version of Android is around 10%. It's not quite apples-to-apples, and Google is introducing "incentives" to get OEMs to push KitKat updates for older devices, but fragmentation and all the fun the legacy it brings will continue to dog Google when pushing new features out.
Why we should care: This isn't really news, but it's a good, continued overview of the challenges Android poses to Google in getting the latest and greatest vs. iOS. It's a little different in the markets Google cares about, but it's still a challenge.
Items to Note
- Google Now lands on Windows and Mac desktops, continuing the trend of pushing features from mobile out to the desktop and vice versa, to offer consistent experiences across platforms
- The Microsoft/Nokia merger is still not completed, with delays in regulatory approval in both India and China.
- In a move that shocked many, that defender of standardized everything, Sony, announced that it's going to stick with it's Smart Watch platform instead of Google Wear
- 97% of mobile malware is on Android, but that's really not a huge deal unless you're on a non-Play store
- Cisco and Google pen an agreement to bring WebEx to Chromebooks, indicating an HTML5 variant of the popular Enterprise conferencing software will be released.
- Xiaomi offers a $130 octa-core phablet. Here come the faster, cheaper chipsets everyone was talking about at MWC. Initial launch in China, but expect to see them outside China before summer.
- A different take on Mozilla's decision to abandon Metro, mainly around how it may impact others. Ignore the tea-leaf-reading on Moz motivations, and focus on the perceived difficulties of the Metro platform's openness (also echo'd by Brian Bondy)
- My weekly Chromecast missive is around Google launching Photowall for iOS, Android, and Desktop which is actually kind of cool
- Something about a browser company getting a new CEO
28 Release Looks Good:
- No spikes of any specific feedback categories
- 25% increase in negative sync feedback (~1.0% -> ~1.3%). We think that this is probably due to increased usage (snippet). There appears to be fewer complaints about the set up process.
Sent out Hub suggestions[] based on recent non-version-specific feedback
No notes - in-meeting updates from Mark and Deb
- Nothing new this week, but Deb's working on rejigging the Feature funnel & Roadmap structure. More to come.
Any thing else...