Mobile/Fennec/Android/Downloadable Content

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Firefox for Android supports downloading app content at runtime in order to:

  • Reduce the APK size (Content does not need to be shipped inside the APK)
  • Update content without requiring an app update (Content can be updated at any time).

Currently this mechanism is used for:

Firefox for Android ships with a reduced catalog of downloadable content. This catalog is update/synchronized from an online version maintained by Kinto.

Adding / updating content

Production environment