I’m not sure why F-droid is not up to date as the apks are just pulled from here : http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/ (it’s not build from source because it is too complex). Note that Firefox beta is up to date. I’m running nightly (v16) and its very usable on my phone. In particular it has text selection.
No, apparently firefox 17 mobile is not out yet, though the reviews on the playmarket are all by people running v17, so thats why I thought it was out. That and the desktop release and the release notes.
I cant watch Youtube videos now on Ff 18: says I need an app. I havent tried in a while so it might not be new.And they said h264 would be hardware accelerated this release: not sure if thats served on m.youtube.con though.
Firefox 21 on desktop now sends “health” info by default, but mobile still asks on first use. However, it phones home for new versions. Since this is no longer possible on Google Play we must have a different apk, meaning there is probably a flag to switch it off in the source code. So technically, it could get the tracking anti-feature, but let’s wait until they report stats by default, which I’m sure will come sooner or later.
Good point. I suppose the reason it hasnt been done before is that we’d be really stirring the hornet’s nest and then, to be fair, we’d have to put it on anything that linked to Google Play, for example. Right now, it’s reserved for Lite software and Google-bait. I’ve recently started a topic to discuss the policy on Non free Network Services anti-feature too.