Roadmap & Hot items
Jenn & everyone
- Beta went out with a permissions bump but will be turned back off
- Process review will be handled by Kevin on how this was missed in sign-off (including how we can identify when permissions are affected)
- Telemetry data has been dumped into a Google Doc and available for us to peruse
- History panel is the number 1 'remove panel' action
- Firefly event in SF - anyone who wants to go, should! (6pm, SF office on June 24)
- Dongle based on FxOS
Goals check in
Deb, Mark, Brad, Ian
Any status changes to the following?
- [DONE] Firefox on Android: Firefox Hub - initial version shipped in GA with 2 add-ons (Fx30)
- [DONE] Firefox on Android: Initial Tiles-like functionality with full telemetry probes (
Fx31MISSED 31, now targeting Fx32) [dria, ibarlow, mfinkle]
- [DONE] Firefox on Android: User support - contextual tips (Fx32) [dria, ibarlow, mfinkle]
- [MISSED] Firefox on Android: First-run experience (Fx33) [dria, ibarlow, mfinkle]
- [DONE] Firefox on Android: Startup performance - instrument and start measuring WebApp startup performance [dria, snorp, blassey]
- [DONE] Firefox on Android: Tablets - Complete design spec for tabbed browsing refresh [dria, ibarlow]
- [MISSED] Firefox on Android: Search widget (Fx33) [dria, ibarlow, minkle]
- [DONE] Firefox on Android: Quick Share Provider functionality including support for defaults via distributions (Fx31) [dria, mfinkle]
Samsung announced a new home screen app for its Android phones called "Terrain". The app has a very "Now" card-centric look, and has similar goals of presenting the info you need most without entering apps.
Why we should care: Lots of convergence in this space, with variations on the core themes of Google Now, and all are (largely) proprietary. Continued opportunity to differentiate cross-platform, but the window will close.
Worth a Read
- Umeng's latest take on the Chinese mobile market is up. They claim to be tracking 780MM devices in China, and give a good overview of the Chinese market, how it's segmented, and what connected device use looks like (smaller markets are growing faster than primaries). 4G is rolling into those smaller markets, who focus on bang-for-buck vs. name recognition with their smartphones.
- Ars has a History of Android up that's worth a read. Lots of screenies showing UI development from 0.5 on.
- The Chinese government has posted a list of 310 patents Microsoft requires Android OEMs to license. While OEMs licensing this patent suite isn't news, the details of which patents are licensed hasn't been released in the past.
- Celkon has released a $50USD KitKat phone in India. Minimal specs (DS, 1Ghz, 256MB RAM, 512MB flash), and it's not clear how well it performs, but it supports 3G networks.
- Latest Android update changes the permissions model so that users are no longer notified of changes to a permissions group they have already accepted (vs. individual permissions)
- Parallels adds remote desktop access to iOS and Android, competing in a crowded space aimed at Enterprise users.
Nothing new to report for 30. Top issues remain consistent (Slowness, Crashing, Freezing, Video).
Weekly Feedback Sample Summary: https://sumo.etherpad.mozilla.org/android-feedback-updates
- Goal.com Addo-on: 3,664 downloads/2026 avg. daily users
- Goal.com Add-on twitter post for Firefox for Android staged today
- Social media updates being reviewed with Michaela; will create a campaign map to deploy Fennec messaging
- Fennec campaign: resolved questions around features and target markets for community involvement
No notes - in-meeting updates from Mark, Karen and Deb
Fx 33 Feature List Review
|P1||[PROPOSED]||Search activity v1||mfinkle||GRO, REV||bug 1017135|
|[PROPOSED]||Tab mirroring (Roku)||blassey||ECO||TBD|
|[PROPOSED]||Firefox Hub: Add new My Panel from Promotional Banner||margaret||GRO||TBD|
|[PROPOSED]||API: Push notifications||??||ECO||TBD|
|[PROPOSED]||Form auto-fill improvements||ibarlow||GRO||TBD|
|[PROPOSED]||Create "Add-ons" page in settings||chenxia||ECO||bug 892125|
|[PROPOSED]||Preferred web content language||rnewman||GRO||TBD|
|P1||[PROPOSED]||OEM distro service||rnewman||GRO||TBD|
|P1||[PROPOSED]||Create a "Want to make me your default browser?" prompt for users somewhere||ibarlow||GRO||bug 1001543|
|[PROPOSED]||Suggested sites v2||lucasr||GRO||TBD|
|[PROPOSED]||Reorder Home Panels in Settings Via Drag and Drop||chenxia||GRO, REV||bug 974983|