Firefox 4 Hits 100 Million Downloads Mark [First Month]

Mozilla launched Firefox 4 exactly 1 month ago and its enjoying a great response. It has hit over 100 million downloads and counting fast. The number is more than twice as many download as Internet Explorer 9 after its release. 

What is more interesting is that Firefox has captured 7.94% of the worldwide browser market according to the StatCounter whereas Internet Explorer 8.0 stands at 29.99%, Firefox 3.6 at 24.43% and Chrome 10 at 15.35%.

When compared to the percentages four days after its launch it looks like Firefox 4 has taken a solid chunk out of Firefox 3.6 usage: On March 22 IE had 45% of the global market, followed by Firefox 3.6 with 30% and Chrome with 17%. Firefox 4 was at 1.95% then.

We had stopped using Firefox because of various problems it was causing including slow speed and crashing issues. But we are also surprised by the speed of this new version although it has some issues related to Adobe product – Adobe Reader and Flash but rest is good. On the 4th day of Firefox 4 release, Chrome came up with Chrome 11 beta which included support for an HTML 5 speed input API.

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