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what was installed?

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I was looking at a first tab on ultimateguitar.com (on Firefox mobile on my nexus 4) when I saw the gray message box appear briefly at the bottom of my screen, telling me "installation complete". I'm wondering what was installed? the site apparently has an app but I didn't accept any installation and no new apps appear to be on my phone. I've also check Firefox for new add ons - none. Could this have just been a background installation of an update to an app I already have?

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Nothing was installed.

Firefox does not have permissions to install apps on Android. Each Android application is in its own silo.

I see a message from the site to install an app for their site. I only see an install button and an x. Pressing the x closes the box without any such installation complete dialog. Clicking install opens Google Play which requires signing into Google Play to actually install anything to your device.

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also, the reason I suspect something to do with Firefox is that this gray box doesn't appear when installing apps from the Google Play market and does appear when installing add ons for Firefox.

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Nothing was installed.

Firefox does not have permissions to install apps on Android. Each Android application is in its own silo.

I see a message from the site to install an app for their site. I only see an install button and an x. Pressing the x closes the box without any such installation complete dialog. Clicking install opens Google Play which requires signing into Google Play to actually install anything to your device.