Firefox 4 downloaded 24 million times in three days

Written by Antony Leather

March 25, 2011 // 5:26 p.m.

Tags: #chrome #ie9 #internet-explorer #mozilla #web-browser

Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 4 web browser has already been downloaded over 24 million times in three days, according to Mozilla's download statistics.

Firefox 4 was officially announced on Tuesday 22 March, and netted 7.1 million downloads in the first 24 hours it was available. This is three times as many downloads as Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 browser managed during the first day of its launch on 14 March.

To see how many downloads Firefox 4 has currently notched up, take a look at the Download Stats page, where you can also see the proportion of downloads attributed to different locations.

At the 25 million download mark, achieved at around 4pm GMT today, Europe had the largest number with 9.75 million downloads. Next was North America with 8.34 million and then Asia with 4.25 million downloads.

Meanwhile, Google released version 10 of its up and coming Chrome browser earlier this month too. The next few months could see significant changes in browser usage, with the three companies vying for market share with much-improved browsers.

Have any of the latest releases tempted you to change your browser allegiance, and which browser is your current favourite? Let us know in the forums.
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