Meeting Notes

29-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-28

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • 36 Beta 4
    • Desktop shipped yesterday
    • Mobile ships today
  • Next Beta release
    • Desktop Beta 5 gtb Thu, ships Fri
    • Mobile Beta 6 gtb Mon, ships Tue/Wed
  • Looking at options for the release date for the spring Firefox release

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

35 Snippet Survey going live soon

Writing a report on e10s feedback in nightly

Looks like Youtube made some kind of change yesterday so that more people are on HTML5 video.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Arcadio/Winston)

  • Android efforts ramping up
  • Yahoo
  • SEM

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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22-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-21

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • Input traffic is up as a result of the release but nothing stands out. Doing a deep dive (with MATH) today.

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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15-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-14

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • Firefox 35.0 shipped yesterday, updates enabled at 25%
  • Firefox 36 beta1 ships Thursday
  • Firefox 37 Aurora updates scheduled to be re-enabled on Friday
  • Note: 38 (currently Nightly) will be the next ESR.
  • Want all merge and release days included in your calendar? Add this Google calendar.

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

38.1 started yesterday. Recap from last week on priorities

- Hello:

 - wrapping up Firefox 36/37 work, getting started on 38 (with a focus on sharing)

- Task Continuity:

 - finishing UX design work for Reading List/Synced Tabs
 - research work support those features
 - investigating sync back-end changes needed to support them

- Search:

 - continue to address important regressions from the Firefox 34 work
 - UX design/research for next steps in search UI improvements

- Password Management:

 - focus on telemetry to begin improving filling/saving reliability

- Sync Migration:

 - finishing the migration work needed to start migrating "old sync" users to "new sync" in Firefox 37

- Places:

 - continue the refactorings needed to avoid main-thread IO

- E10S:

 - continue supporting the e10s team in pushing through the e10s milestones

Also:
Privacy:
Some UI exploration for privacy and some work on research/telemetry experiments on Tracking Protection

Some EME bugs

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Release going smoothly, nothing to report yet

Contributor Engagement

Mike Hoye announcing the revamp of a community-engagement onramp, to ship end of Q1


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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8-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-07

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • Desktop 35.0 RC build 2 is now with QA after having to rebuild for bug 1076975, a late-arrival
  • Mobile 35.0 build delayed for bug 1073554 – we’re looking at the options here including shipping with the regression and doing a 35.0.1 once a verified fix is ready
  • ESR 31.4.0 on track
  • We’ll be moving the updates enabling by 4 days this cycle which means that we release next Tuesday, collect feedback for a few days and then enable updates at 100% on the Friday same week. First time experiment with this more rapid process.
  • Merge Day is on Monday Jan 12th.

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

There wasn’t an official 37.3 iteration, due to holidays, but we start 38.1 next Tuesday. The areas of focus are:
Hello:

  • wrapping up Firefox 36/37 work, getting started on 38 (with a focus on sharing)

Task Continuity:

  • finishing UX design work for Reading List/Synced Tabs
  • research work support those features
  • investigating sync back-end changes needed to support them

Search:

  • continue to address important regressions from the Firefox 34 work
  • UX design/research for next steps in search UI improvements

Password Management:

  • focus on telemetry to begin improving filling/saving reliability

Sync Migration:

  • finishing the migration work needed to start migrating “old sync” users to “new sync” in Firefox 37

Places:

  • continue the refactorings needed to avoid main-thread IO

E10S:

  • continue supporting the e10s team in pushing through the e10s milestones

Polaris Privacy Work:

  • Tor relays: doing tech spec’ing this week. NetOps/Opsec are designing this week, may start hardware work next week.
  • User testing on Tracking Protection (Polaris pref in Nightly) starts next week. Questions to answer:
    • what do users think about tracking? Does our experience meet their needs?
    • Do we break their experience, and if so do they accept the tradeoff or blame the browser.

Developer Tools (Jeff)

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • No significant change in Hello feedback for 35: Still very, very low amounts of feedback. Most negative (non-prompted) feedback people who don’t want it. One comment on the branding (Telefonica/O2).
  • Only spike in negative feedback around the break was around the donation campaign which was viewed as spammy (especially since people got it even after they donated).

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Arcadio or Winston)

  • Dev browser campaign / message testing
  • Search hijackers
  • Yahoo optimization
  • Hello

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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18-December-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-12-17

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • Mobile 34.0.1 gtb today with fixes for
    • bug 1110499 – Crash reporter does not work in Android L
    • bug 1108627 – Regression: market-specific search defaults (desktop) broke default engine behavior for Fennec
    • May also include bug 1105590
  • 35 beta4 shipped today
  • Modified Beta schedule for holidays (from dev-planning post)
    • Week 3 – Dec 15-19: Beta 4 (Desktop & Mobile) and Beta 5 (Desktop) build & ship as usual
    • Week 4 – Dec 22-26: Beta 6 (Desktop & Mobile) gtb on Monday Dec 22 as usual, ship on Tues Dec 23 – no further betas
    • Week 5 – Dec 29-Jan 2: Beta 8 (Desktop & Mobile) gtb on Monday Dec 29 as usual, ship on Tues Dec 30 – no further betas
    • Week 6 – Jan 5-9: Beta 10 (Mobile) and Desktop RC 35.0 gtb on Monday Jan 5th, ship on Tues Jan 6 to beta channels

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Flash is causing a lot of pain for our users.


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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11-December-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-12-10

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • 34.0.5 (yahoo search default) updates enabled 100%
  • possible 34.0.1 Android release
  • 35.0b2 Desktop shipped yesterday
  • 35.0b3 Desktop & 35.0b2 mobile go to build tomorrow

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • Tracking the following:
    • Firefox 34 + Youtube = black box
    • Silverlight newest update not working bug 1109484
    • Yahoo feedback
    • Search UI changes feedback

General

  • Working hard on getting some version of Heartbeat out by 36
  • Trying to get the about:support API into Input

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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27-November-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-11-26

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • 34 Desktop
    • 34.0 RC ships to Beta today
    • 34.0.5 RC ships to Beta on Friday
  • merge from m-c -> m-a and m-a -> m-b happening on Friday
  • 35 beta1 scheduled to ship Thu, Dec 4
  • 36 Aurora updates scheduled to be re-enabled on Fri, Dec 5

Developer Tools (Jeff)

  • Outbound
    • Dev Edition: 257,964 Downloads, 399,964 Installs
    • Actual toolbox usage has spiked past Beta in week two, we have ‘heavier’ users spending more time in the tools.
  • Landings

Insights

Worth a Read

Notes


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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20-November-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-11-19

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • Pushing out 34 by one week for stability reasons
  • Merge day on Friday 11/28
  • Check in with lmandel with any specific questions

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Current Releases

Beta (34)

  • MP4/AAC/h264 support is moving to 35 and has been prefed off in 34 on OSX

Nightly (36)

  • The plan is to default e10s off on Monday so we get a few days before the merge to shake out any issues
  • MSE using WebM has landed in nightly prefed on by default on all desktop platforms in nightly.
    • MP4/AAC will be enabled on by default on windows vista, windows 7, windows 8 at some point over the next week.
      • To get the best results for testing, WebM will be turned off on the above windows platforms to force MP4 usage.

Firefox Mobile (Mark/Brad/Jenn)

Current Releases

Beta (34)

  • The new MediaCodec based media back end has been uplifted to beta and is in the beta 10 candidate build. Our plan is to ship this to 34 release to fix mp4 video playback for Android L users.

Developer Tools (Jeff)

  • Dev Edition Roundup
    • Feedback: huge increase in submissions to uservoice, ~80 in the last week ( previous average was 7-8 )
    • Outbound: big discussion on mozhacks, reddit and hacker news
    • Telemetry graphs show strong uptick in usage of the devtools in Aurora, echoing downloads and ADI numbers we’ve seen.
    • ‘Beta Doorhanger’ goes live soon (?)
  • Landings

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team (Kev)

Kev is unavailable this week. Will post to planet and backfill here.


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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1-October-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-10-01

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • 33 beta 9 desktop gtb tomorrow (last desktop beta)
  • 33 beta 10 mobile gtb Monday (last mobile beta)
  • 33 release candidates build Mon/Tue next week
  • Upcoming Aurora uplifts
    • Loop changes
    • OSX Gatekeeping v2 signature changes landing on Nightly this week. Still targeting 34 for this change (uplift coming shortly)
    • CloudSync uplift landing this week (bug 993584)

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Summary of Work In Progress

  • You can see the status of the current iteration (35.3) in progress here

Summary of Recent Landings

  • Team landed 80 bugs over the last week, to complete the 35.2 iteration.
  • Details of landings from the past week can be seen here

Priorities for the upcoming iteration

  • e10s on Nightly
  • Loop:
    • finalize accounts/contacts work
    • UX: design spike looking into “collaboration” use cases
  • “Panic button”: better-exposed “Clear Recent History” functionality
  • “Reset button on the web”: a mechanism to prompt users to reset Firefox when they try to download Firefox when already running the latest version
  • OS X Yosemite themeing work
  • New tab page performance investigations
  • Places performance work (main thread IO removal)
  • Translation trial followup

Firefox Mobile (Mark/Brad/Jenn)

Work In Progress

You can find more on upcoming feature plans in the[roadmap]

Uplifts from the past week

Beta (33)
  • crash in mozilla::gfx::AlphaBoxBlur::Blur(unsigned char*) ( Bug 1028802 )
  • crash in mozilla::gfx::SourceSurfaceAlignedRawData::InitWithStride(mozilla::gfx::IntSizeTyped<mozilla::gfx::UnknownUnits> const&, mozilla::gfx::SurfaceFormat, int, bool) ( Bug 1067018 )
  • crash in android.content.res.Resources$NotFoundException: Resource is not a Drawable (color or path): TypedValue{t=0x1/d=$ a=3 r=$} at android.content.res.Resources.loadDrawable(Resources.java) ( Bug 1067429 )
  • [roku] add a ‘beta’ label to the Roku channel until client code hits ‘release’ ( Bug 1068573 )
Aurora (34)
  • Add telemetry for Settings usage ( Bug 996753 )
  • Visible seams on the page (maybe at tile borders?) ( Bug 1009306 )
  • Disable downloads and extension installs in guest mode ( Bug 1046941 )
  • crash in webrtc::ViEInputManager::NumberOfCaptureDevices() ( Bug 1063547 )

Landings from the past week

Nightly (35)
  • Send NS_NETWORK_LINK_DATA_CHANGED events on Android ( Bug 1024614 )
  • WebApp startup slowed significantly by debug server ( Bug 1034114 )
  • crash in java.lang.NullPointerException: at org.mozilla.gecko.home.PinSiteDialog$3.onFocusChange(PinSiteDialog.java) ( Bug 1041448 )
  • APKs for previous versions of Nightly and Aurora stick around in Downloads ( Bug 1051654 )
  • Performing searches with Wikipedia search engine immediately launches Fennec ( Bug 1063193 )
  • crash in java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Wifi:Enable was not registered at org.mozilla.gecko.EventDispatcher.unregisterListener(EventDispatcher.java) ( Bug 1063541 )
  • The URL displayed under tab titles in the Synced Tabs panel disappears for a while after choosing “Open in New Tab”/”Open in Private Tab” ( Bug 1064162 )
  • Synced Tabs panel shouldn’t be present in Guest Mode ( Bug 1064177 )
  • Firefox: User doesn’t go back to the channel after watching video till the end ( Bug 1068633 )
  • Android crash in mozilla::image::RasterImage::DecodeSomeData ( Bug 1069369 )
  • Selecting “No video” and “No audio” options from the permission prompt still shows the content of the device camera and the audio active ( Bug 1070989 )
  • System download manager needs a build time pref ( Bug 1071091 )
  • Form autocomplete dialog can take up the entire screen and make it really hard to use fennec ( Bug 1071738 )
  • Tapping sometimes triggers two clicks ( Bug 1071758 )
  • crash in java.lang.NullPointerException: at org.mozilla.gecko.db.PerProfileDatabases.getDatabaseHelperForProfile(PerProfileDatabases.java) ( Bug 1072332 )
  • Regression: Open/Close animation of the tabs tray and menu is sluggish ( Bug 1072376 )
  • Issues with hidden/unhidden devices on Synced Tabs ( Bug 1072954 )

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • OMTC removal caused a spike in “blackouts” but now that it’s back, it seems to be going down.

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team (Kev)

Read-only notes this week. Apologies, folks. – kev

Notes


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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24-September-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-09-24

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • CHEMSPILL: Shipping today
    • Firefox 32.0.3 (desktop and mobile)
    • Firefox ESR 31.1.1 and 24.8.1
    • Firefox for Android 31.1.0
    • 33 beta7 (out of band)
  • Note: In 33 beta7 we have disabled OMTC to gather stability data. The plan is to re-enable OMTC in beta8.

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Summary of Work In Progress

  • You can see the status of the current iteration (35.2) in progress here

Beta (33)

  • Provide info when “Show More Information” is selected for the OpenH264 plugin in the addon manager ( Bug 1039028 )
  • Backslashes included in a location bar input are converted to forward slashes on submission ( Bug 1042521 )
  • Autocomplete drop down list item should not be copied to the search fields when mouse over the list item ( Bug 1060888 )
  • Make the search suggestions popup on about:home/about:newtab more consistent with the main search bar’s popup for 33 ( Bug 1066794 )
  • Picture tag will not ride the trains to release in 33. (Bug 1017875)

Aurora (34)

  • Provide info when “Show More Information” is selected for the OpenH264 plugin in the addon manager ( Bug 1039028 )
  • Backslashes included in a location bar input are converted to forward slashes on submission ( Bug 1042521 )
  • Tab-modal onbeforeunload dialog can automatically be dismissed by navigation ( Bug 1046022 )
  • Theme switcher in customize mode can’t handle many themes ( Bug 1060623 )
  • Autocomplete drop down list item should not be copied to the search fields when mouse over the list item ( Bug 1060888 )
  • Missing inverted panel help icon on Yosemite ( Bug 1060944 )
  • toolkit/themes/osx/global/in-content/common.css uses broken @focusRingShadow@ – focused link styling on about:preferences et al. can’t be parsed correctly ( Bug 1062843 )
  • Disable e10s in safe mode (“Restart with Add-ons Disabled”) ( Bug 1063848 )
  • Make the search suggestions popup on about:home/about:newtab more consistent with the main search bar’s popup for 33 ( Bug 1066794 )

Summary of Recent Landings

  • Loop Firefox Account login UI will be in tomorrow’s Nightly
  • Team landed 82 bugs over the last week, for the first half of the 35.2 iteration.
  • Details of landings from the past week can be seen here

Priorities for the upcoming iteration

  • e10s on Nightly
  • Loop:
    • finalize accounts/contacts work
    • UX: design spike looking into “collaboration” use cases
  • “Panic button”: better-exposed “Clear Recent History” functionality
  • “Reset button on the web”: a mechanism to prompt users to reset Firefox when they try to download Firefox when already running the latest version
  • OS X Yosemite themeing work
  • New tab page performance investigations
  • Places performance work (main thread IO removal)
  • Translation trial followup

Firefox Mobile (Mark/Brad/Jenn)

Work In Progress

You can find more on upcoming feature plans in the[roadmap]

Uplifts from the past week

Beta (33)
  • Lightweight theme preview is broken ( Bug 887755 )
  • Add telemetry for Settings usage ( Bug 996753 )
  • crash in mozilla::layers::TileClient::GetBackBuffer(nsIntRegion const&, mozilla::layers::TextureClientPool*, bool*, bool) ( Bug 1041744 )
  • Crash in gfxContext::PushNewDT (OOM) with reproducible test-case (reddit.com) ( Bug 1053934 )
  • Do not allow casting UI to appear if the video is an unsupported format ( Bug 1054920 )
  • Handle HomeFragment deletions by panel/type instead of universally ( Bug 1062257 )
  • crash in java.lang.NullPointerException: uriString at android.net.Uri$StringUri.<init>(Uri.java) ( Bug 1062904 )
  • “Learn More” link for the Mozilla Location Service is visible on Beta/Release despite MLS setting not available ( Bug 1063518 )
  • crash in webrtc::ViEInputManager::NumberOfCaptureDevices() ( Bug 1063547 )
  • Regression: missing thumbnails in top sites; thumbnails replaced with tiny Favicons ( Bug 1063896 )
  • Fix OOM crash in gfxAlphaBoxBlur::Init on large blur surface ( Bug 1067998 )
Aurora (34)
  • Regression: Browser menu has width issues ( Bug 1020505 )
  • Regression: No context menu action is invoked on long-tapping some links ( Bug 1062307 )

Landings from the past week

Nightly (35)
  • [guest] Provide an indicator for guest mode in the UI ( Bug 897711 )
  • Add support for element.style[“css-property-name”] non-standard extension ( Bug 958887 )
  • Add android:summary text to settings ( Bug 965377 )
  • Remove margins on default home screen panels ( Bug 1022472 )
  • Clearing timer in Firefly shutdown is racy and not needed ( Bug 1042513 )
  • [Roku] Add marketing messages and imagery to the Firefox Roku channel ( Bug 1056040 )
  • Update Remote Tabs static panel styling for portrait phones ( Bug 1063765 )
  • Lost the ability to collapse (and then expand) a device’s tab set in the synced tabs panel ( Bug 1064304 )
  • Default specific prefs for ‘Firefox Confidential’ ( Bug 1064947 )
  • Add “version” (and “channel”?), nix “source” in about:feedback submission ( Bug 1066062 )
  • Can not install web apps; ” A coding exception was thrown and uncaught in a Task. Gecko: Full message: TypeError: aMessage.app.updateManifest is undefined” ( Bug 1066604 )
  • crash in java.lang.IllegalStateException: Error reading list.txt at org.mozilla.search.providers.SearchEngineManager.getAllEngines(SearchEngineManager.java) ( Bug 1067026 )
  • crash in android.content.res.Resources$NotFoundException: Resource is not a Drawable (color or path): TypedValue{t=0x1/d=$ a=3 r=$} at android.content.res.Resources.loadDrawable(Resources.java) ( Bug 1067429 )
  • Android action handler ‘Send tab to': Don’t offer ‘Reading list’ action if it has been turned off (low-memory devices) ( Bug 1067543 )
  • ‘New Tablet UI’ preference available on phones ( Bug 1068005 )
  • [roku] add a ‘beta’ label to the Roku channel until client code hits ‘release’ ( Bug 1068573 )
  • Firefox¬†:: Options popup could not be closed by pressing * btn ( Bug 1068641 )
  • Unable to exit out of Guest Browsing via system notification ( Bug 1069182 )

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team (Kev)

Worth a Read

  • 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.
  • 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).

Notes


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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