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Its outrageous that Firefox only offers download links placed with 3 3rd parties - Google, Yandex and one other, when the whole point with open source Firefox is to namely avoid Google and other vendors. Where is direct download link from Mozilla servers?

Its outrageous that Firefox only offers download links placed with 3 3rd parties - Google, Yandex and one other, when the whole point with open source Firefox is to namely avoid Google and other vendors. Where is direct download link from Mozilla servers?
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jscher2000
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Hi M0X0, the point of open source software is to let you re-use the product source code. For example, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source

With Firefox for Android, the standard mechanism to install and update it is the Google Play service. If you install directly from Mozilla's site, you need to install updates yourself, or find an app that will assist in keeping the software up-to-date, which is important to address security vulnerabilities that are inevitably discovered in software. https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/android/all/

Hi M0X0, the point of open source software is to let you re-use the product source code. For example, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source With Firefox for Android, the standard mechanism to install and update it is the Google Play service. If you install directly from Mozilla's site, you need to install updates yourself, or find an app that will assist in keeping the software up-to-date, which is important to address security vulnerabilities that are inevitably discovered in software. https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/android/all/
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jscher2000
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Do you already have F-Droid?

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

See: https://f-droid.org/en/

Do you already have F-Droid? <blockquote>F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.</blockquote> See: https://f-droid.org/en/
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jscher2000 said

Do you already have F-Droid?
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

See: https://f-droid.org/en/

Seems like a good solution, but does not work with the old Android 4.1.2 aka Jelly Bean - installs but cannot update repository.

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1233526|said]]'' <blockquote> Do you already have F-Droid? <blockquote>F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.</blockquote> See: https://f-droid.org/en/ </blockquote> Seems like a good solution, but does not work with the old Android 4.1.2 aka Jelly Bean - installs but cannot update repository.
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Seburo
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You may struggle installing Firefox for Android on Android 4.1. I believe that the current minimum is 4.4, but increasingly Android 5 will be the oldest version supported.

Hi You may struggle installing Firefox for Android on Android 4.1. I believe that the current minimum is 4.4, but increasingly Android 5 will be the oldest version supported.
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