Browsers and women… now what could be the connection between the two? You might brainstorm for a while before settling down to establish one. Or else you could take a look through the eyes of the person who came about the very thought of personifying today’s popular browsers.
The world’s third most popular web browsers has just turned 10. Version 0.1 of Firefox, codenamed Phoenix, was released on Sept. 23, 2002 (although Firefox 1.0 wasn’t released until November 9, 2004). A lot has happened in these 10 years. Today, the browser is used by over 450 million people worldwide.
Mozilla has just released Firefox 4 for the Android platform. The application comes from Mozilla labs and is available in various languages. It supports tabbed browsing, various customizations and great bookmarking capabilities. Certainly a highly recommended download if you are an Android user. “Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, is excited to release Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android. Firefox delivers an intuitive interface, unparalleled customization and support for modern Web technologies. “
Finally it is here. World’s favorite web browser will show up in all new avatar, starting tomorrow. Firefox 4 will feature a whole bunch of new improvements, starting with its sleek-looks. But in case you are really impatient, you can grab a copy from Mozilla’s FTP servers, right now.
Firefox finally surpassed Internet Explorer in browser market share, in Europe. According to the data from StatCounter, Firefox currently holds a 38.11% of the European browser market, while IE holds 37.52%. Surprisingly, Firefox didn’t do much to achieve this. It is Google’s Chrome, that spiked up its market share from 5.06% to 14.58% in just a year. Basically, Chrome took most of the share previously hold by IE.
Finally, it happened…at least as per the data from StatCounter.com. The market share of Internet Explorer has fallen below the 50% mark. Although it still retains its position as the most used web browser, at 49.87% (and decreasing), the future doesn’t look too good for Microsoft. Mozilla’s Firefox continues to get better at 31.5% while the newest kid on the block, Chrome, accounts for a rather surprising 11.54% of the market, up from 3.69% in September 2009.