[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:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
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Comment (by igt0):

 I have been testing the Fennec UpdateService to download and update TBA,
 my finds:

 1. It downloads a new apk(updated version) and saves it to an external
 storage. So the user must have the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission

 2. We should not allow the user to use the UpdateService when the app was
 installed using any app store(google play, f-droid).

 3. After downloading the apk, there are two methods to install it. Fennec
 can install it for you, or it sends a notification asking the user to
 click on it to install the apk. For us, I think that the second one has a
 better user experience.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26242#comment:9>
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