It’s no secret that Mozilla is developing a new browser called Fenix which is going to replace the current Firefox browser on Google Play Store. However, we didn’t know how the transition will take place, until today.
Mozilla finally drew up future plans for both Firefox and its new browser Fenix on Android. According to the support document published by Mozilla, the plan here is to stop pushing major updates to the Firefox browser after the Firefox 68 update which is due in July this year. Only bug fixes and security updates will be there after the Firefox 68 Update. Also, the company will move the browser to the ESR branch which will let Mozilla maintain the legacy browser with minimal effort.
Taking Firefox’s place would be the Fenix browser, and as per the document, Mozilla isn’t planning to completely replace Firefox browser with Fenix until it reaches the “migration readiness status.” Once Fenix gets ready for the prime time, the legacy Firefox users will automatically be migrated to the new browser.
We still don’t know anything about the date of the end of support for the legacy browser. However, it is speculated that the company will call it quits before mid-2020, paving the way for Fenix.