Over 5 Million Downloads For Firefox 4 In 1st Day

Mozilla’s newly launched version of their internet browser, Firefox 4 has been a smash hit with more than 5 million downloads in the first 24 hours of availability. This breaks the record set by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 recently.

In the run up to the full launch of Firefox 4, we kept you updated with news on the beta versions that were on offer. We saw that Mozilla had taken measures to make the browser less buggy and also more responsive and faster. This followed on from hot competition from the likes of Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. We also brought you news on the availability of Firefox 4 on Android.

Mozilla has been announcing these figures on their official stats page, with a large number of the downloads originating in Europe. Mashable has reported that over 2.5 million came from Europe, with over 1.6 million coming from North American and 1 million from Asia. The figure now currently stands at over 7.6 million downloads and counting.

Mozilla’s president, Tristan Nitot has been speaking to The Enquirer and he said, “We are proud to be able to provide Web users with the best possible browser experience with a faster, safer and more modern version of Firefox.” Nitot should indeed be very proud as Firefox 4 has eclipsed IE9’s record of 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Have you downloaded Firefox 4 yet? If so let us know what you think of it by leaving a comment.

  • http://twitter.com/marktharparms @marktharparms

    It'd like to say I love it, but it just appears to be a blatant rip off of Google Chrome. Like IE9, all Firefox 4 has done is move the tab bars to the top, like Chrome, create an "awesome bar" that acts as a search engine bar, and included other features like Privacy Mode to emulate Chrome's Incognito function. Nothing new to see here…