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Why does Firefox require SMS permissions?

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I use the beta release channel for android and the latest update requires SMS permissions but doesn't explain why. Will anyone tell me which "feature" this is for?

I use the beta release channel for android and the latest update requires SMS permissions but doesn't explain why. Will anyone tell me which "feature" this is for?

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Hello,

You are absolutely right that SMS permissions should not be requested in Firefox. This was a mistake permission that slipped into the Beta release and wasn't intended. It will be removed in our next beta release sometime this week. Follow along in http://bugzil.la/728327.

Sorry for the confusion. Look for an update this week.

- Mozilla Mobile QA

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:10.0) Gecko/20120123 Firefox/10.0 Fennec/10.0

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Hello,

You are absolutely right that SMS permissions should not be requested in Firefox. This was a mistake permission that slipped into the Beta release and wasn't intended. It will be removed in our next beta release sometime this week. Follow along in http://bugzil.la/728327.

Sorry for the confusion. Look for an update this week.

- Mozilla Mobile QA

Hello, You are absolutely right that SMS permissions should not be requested in Firefox. This was a mistake permission that slipped into the Beta release and wasn't intended. It will be removed in our next beta release sometime this week. Follow along in [http://bugzil.la/728327]. Sorry for the confusion. Look for an update this week. - Mozilla Mobile QA

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