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Roadmap & Funnel update


  • Roadmap
  • [kr] Additional 'send to' TV video and tab mirroring support - Fx 35 (feasibility) and Fx 36 targets

Hot items


  • Changing default search - are metrics ready to view effect?
    • land in nightly/aurora as soon as on en-us so we can test all moving parts
    • will uplift to beta/release in a more diligent manner
  • November to Remember campaign (Erin)

Goals check in

Mark & Karen

  • [DONE] Create and enable downloadable distributions in Fx33 (GRO, REV)
  • [DONE] Improve on-boarding experience. Minimal projects landing in Fx33. Additional projects landing in Fx34 (GRO)
  • [DONE] 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)
  • [MISSED] 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)


Worth a Read

  • Apple continues to develop Safari on iOS and other platforms, adding capability to its platform to maintain compatibility with the web as an adjunct to its (huge) native ecosystem. They've learned some lessons from other competitors including Google and Microsoft, and are ensuring the rendering engine stays modern. Users will need modern devices to take advantage of the updates, and with iOS reported as not working terribly well on the 4S, it's one of the first big fragmentations Apples mobile platform might see (the iPhone 4S and 4 represent about 20% and 10% of the iPhone's market respectively), even with iOS adoption hitting 46% in a week.
  • As a follow-up to last week's Android One overview, BGR India posted a review of Spice's Android One phone offering, the $100USD Uno, and India Today reviews the Micromax Canvas. In a nutshell: an ok screen, Nexus-like software experience with acceptable performance, crappy battery life, a requirement of external storage to use media, and a price that feels higher than it should be. These are first generation models, and as software and hardware is updated over the coming months we'll see if they can close the gap perceived between Android One phones and phones like the Moto E (which is a little more expensive, but not much).
  • Lots of talk on Privacy in the last week, with Tim Cook sending out an open letter around Apple's efforts on Privacy and several stories on how Apple won't have access to your phone data if encryption is on, followed quickly by Google saying Android L will have a similar feature (although there's some hard questions on what effect that will have on the Android user base given Android's fragmentation and update problems). This was then followed by articles going over that just because Apple and Google can't get your data, law enforcement still can in a number of ways, although they're not too chuffed about the changes. Long story short, organizations have realized that privacy means something to people, and are working to improve how their products protect users along with improve how those companies represent themselves (market themselves) to users. This will continue to be a big deal, but what the changes actually mean for users remain to be seen.




Release Feedback Summary - Highlights:

  • Request for Google Now like speech to text [Search Activity]
  • Elevated reports of pages not rendering to completion
  • Continued Autocomplete issues
  • Continued requests for clearing private info on close
  • Continued requests for being able to add options to the chrome (refresh, back/fwd, bookmarks, etc)
  • Continued requests for traditional Homepage

Pre-Release Feedback Summary - Highlights:

  • Beta: Only Casting feedback this week: Roku doesn't work, but Chromecast does for one user
  • Aurora: WebGL Broken, but works on Release for one user

Partner review

No notes - in-meeting updates from Mark & Karen