Open Bug 1663735 Opened 21 days ago Updated 19 hours ago

Firefox Android apk download page is still giving me Fennec (68), should give Fenix (79+)

Categories

(www.mozilla.org :: General, defect)

Production
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: matt, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:80.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/80.0

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-android-release
  2. Click "Download Now".

Actual results:

I get Fennec (version 68).

Expected results:

I get Fenix (version 79+).

In the meantime, I was able to get the apk from https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/releases .

This is because the download URL the site uses is still redirecting to Fennec:

https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi

It is using product-fennec-latest but I'm not sure if there is a new product alias yet or not. I'll find the right person in release management to ask.

Unfortunately what I've learned is that Fenix builds are not being uploaded to the same places that Fennec builds were so that we can link to them easily. They do show up in GitHub releases as you said, but those are manually managed and unreliable at this time. For now our plan is outlined in this issue:

https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/issues/8938

Basically we plan to remove the Android options from the form on /all and add Play Store and App Store links for the Android and iOS browsers respectively. It's unfortunate that we'll no longer be offering direct APK downloads on the site. Hopefully the team will make the builds available in an automated and reliable way soon (see bug 1614763) and we can add those options back to the form.

Thanks very much for filing this bug.

Depends on: 1614763
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