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Bad navigation between official mozilla websites (or installing firefox on android tv)
0. Notice: I don't know if I am reporting my concern/problem in the right place. If in the wrong place, I apologize.
1. Shortly: I think navigation between different mozilla sites should be better.
2. what I mean: Maybe I will present my situation to show the problem:
I was looking for a web browser for "android tv". I came across a page that recommended "Firefox for Android TV" (https://beebom.com/best-browsers-for-android-tv/). However, this page redirected to a strange unofficial apk mirrors page (https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/mozilla/firefox-android-tv/). I started looking for this browser and found information that it is probably "Firefox for Amazon's Fire TV" (btw I haven't tested it but if it actually works properly on android tv but it's strange for me not to mark it this way by you). The page I came to to download the official apk is https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv. I suspected it was the official Mozilla github site, but I wasn't sure. And this is where the problem began in the search for official information that this is the official place to download the apk file of this application. After searching, I came to such a confirming path:
1. Of course I started on official mozilla page: https://www.mozilla.org 2. Click on "Innovation" tab and then click on "More Mozilla Innovation": https://labs.mozilla.org/?utm_source=www.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nav&utm_content=innovation 3. Go to the bottom of the page and find the link to official github: https://github.com/mozilla 4. Find a link to the mozilla github wiki in the profile description: https://wiki.mozilla.org/GitHub 5. Find in section " Is "mozilla" the only github "organization" related to Mozilla? " link to "mozilla-mobile" organization: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile 6. Find the "firefox-tv" repository: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv
Maybe it's not a very very big problem but I think it can be problematic to find some connections between these official mozilla stuffs.
Another example: Downloading firefox official apk for android phone: Why there is no (even could be slightly hidden) link to download apk firefox for android phones on the official site (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mobile/). You have to find this page on the wiki (or search for it on google/bing etc.): https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android and then click on "directly from our download server" (https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi)
3. Conclusions Good that it is possible to officially find these connections between these official mozilla stuffs but I think it would be even better if it were easier.
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Thank you for your feedback.
Those sites you mention are not official Mozilla sites and they point people to the Amazon app store to download Firefox for Amazon Fire TV. The GitHub pages are a developer site - it would be easier to install from the Amazon app store than from there to your device.
Likewise, if you are using an Android phone or tablet, links in pages (or from searching in the Google Play store) will land you at the right place to download an official copy straight to your device.
My English may not be the best, but I guess you can understand what I wanted to say and it is not what you responded to me. But to be precise:
These pages (and their subpages) are not official (and I know that): - https://beebom.com/best-browsers-for-android-tv/ - https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/mozilla/firefox-android-tv/ BUT these unofficial pages were only mentioned to show my situation and why I was looking for the official apk of "Firefox for Amazon's Fire TV" (because this app just as well works on android tv).
I know that it is easier to download these applications from play store (tor android phone) or Amazon app store (for Amazon Fire TV) but that was not my problem.
The purpose of my post was to draw attention to the fact that in order to confirm that some things that mozilla creates are official, you have to go in unintuitive way through web pages (as shown by the two examples I wrote).
So I think that access to some of the things mozilla creates (for example the ones I mentioned) should be more connected to the main official website (https://www.mozilla.org/). For example, in my opinion on the official firefox download page for mobile devices (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mobile/) there should also be eg wiki link (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android) or a direct link to this apk (https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi). This link may be slightly hidden of course (I realize this is not the preferred method for most users) but in my opinion it should be there.
That's why I also wrote at the very beginning that I do not know if this is a good place for this problem