[tbb-bugs] #29955 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Final Orfox update

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Wed Apr 24 16:08:19 UTC 2019

#29955: Final Orfox update
 Reporter:  sysrqb                               |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team, tbb-mobile, tbb-8.5-must,   |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201904                           |
Parent ID:  #27399                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:

Comment (by sysrqb):

 Replying to [comment:6 n8fr8]:
 > > One problem is we can't easily release a new version of Orfox (based
 on 52esr) because Google Play >won't accept it due to stricter
 requirements that went into effect last October. Therefore, we are in a
 >not so great situation with this.
 > What are the stricter requirements? Related to SDK version?

 Yes, that is the primary problem I know about.

 > Considering all the limitations we have with supporting old code, I am
 happy to replace the current app with a very simple "You must upgrade, go
 here" type app. We can offer both a link to Google Play, F-Droid, and to a
 direct APK download.

 Great, yes, that is what I was thinking.

 Replying to [comment:7 n8fr8]:
 > Also, btw, we can include a notice in Orbot, since we will be removing
 the link to Orfox there. We can add a message about why you don't need
 Orbot for TBA, etc.

 That would be awesome, thanks.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29955#comment:8>
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