[tbb-bugs] #26242 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Implement update strategy for TBA

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#26242: Implement update strategy for TBA
 Reporter:  igt0                      |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile                |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by igt0):

 Yes, however differently of Desktop, the app doesn't control when the user
 should update and it doesn't handle the update, Android does it itself.

 Replying to [comment:4 mcs]:
 > Replying to [comment:3 gk]:
 > > So, to be clear wrt the basics the general update strategy on Android
 is just to get a new .apk over the old one, right? Or is there a cleverer
 one with just applying diffs?
 > It sounds like the Google Play Store update mechanism uses deltas. See:
 > https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2016/07/improvements-for-
 > For F-Droid, they have an open issue for that feature:
 > https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/issues/450

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26242#comment:5>
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