- Fx33 items
- MozStumbler - status, targets, etc.
- [nalexander] From where I sit, we're ready to land, compile time turned off.
- Search Activity - status, targets, etc.
- [nalexander] We've landed, compile time turned off. We have fixes in the works and need to get feedback on stability ASAP, hopefully this cycle. What bases need covering before and immediately after we turn this on?
- Anything else?
Goals check in
Mark & Karen
- [ON TRACK] Create and enable downloadable distributions in Fx33 (GRO, REV)
- [ON TRACK] Improve on-boarding experience. Minimal projects landing in Fx33. Additional projects landing in Fx34 (GRO)
- [ON TRACK] Search activity & widget. Feature will be enabled in in pre-release channels. Won't ride trains to release until it's better than MVP. (GRO, REV)
- [ON TRACK] Explore productization of Janus, a proxy system for data compression and privacy. Deliverable is a go/no-go decision and a product plan (if it's a 'go'). (ECO, REV)
Something to Think About
Google continues to improve its l10n efforts, releasing 13 new languages for Gmail and raising the total to 71, covering 94% of the internet population. They continue to add locales to its Search UI as well as Search results language, and have announced improvements to localization support in Google Now (some of which have since been delayed) and other products.
Why we should care: Localization of our products has always been a strong point, but Google (and others) continue to close the gap and extend language support in all of its products, including Android, Play, and its core services. We should continue to focus on l10n support, and look at where we can continue to innovate/tailor our experiences from a regional standpoint.
Worth a Read
- Ars tests Project Volta on Android L, finds significant battery life improvements. The original Google IO presentation on Project Volta is also worth a watch.
- Note: This is a looooong video. Vin Khosla talks to Brin and Page about a bunch of things, including Google's approach to staying viable. There's a quick overview in the article quoted, but the video is worth a background play.
- Xiaomi enters the Indian market with a $250USD flagship phone. Xiaomi is quickly becoming a market leader in SE Asia and China, killing it in Q1.
- Some folks at xda developers ported the Jolla Launcher for Android Alpha so any device running 4.2 and above can give it a whirl.
- Facebook claims high use of App Links, announces that they're now integrated in FB mobile ads for apps as well.
- Kit Kat gains a little ground on Jelly Bean this month, and Froyo loses another tenth. Overview available here.
- Continued releases in India of low-cost Android phones (with pretty awful specs); for twice the price you get considerably more than twice the phone.
Rob & Roland
Non-Verbal (Rob and Roland in conference)
Feedback from past 2 weeks has no new outliers and the same top issues: https://sumo.etherpad.mozilla.org/android-feedback-updates
No notes - in-meeting updates from Mark & Karen
Post-meeting: Funnel run thru