Firefox Grew 40% in 2009

Mozilla Firefox, has moved up the browser market and has set up many new records. It has taken huge market shares from Internet Explorer and the ending of 2009 has been breathtakingly profitable for the browser. The browser of choice for billions across the web has seen a growth of 40% around the last quarter 2009. All over the world, we can see varied levels of rise with Asia recording a 73% rise in Firefox users. The growth in Africa was above 80% and it is reported that most of this growth occurred recently, at the latter half of the year.

Reportedly, Firefox added 22.5 million users daily in the last four months to the browser’s user base, as against  16.4 million of the previous year. This is a marvelous growth and has proved to be beneficial for the beta release as well, which provides the developer community with more people who are ready to test the beta releases and provide feedback of their experience.

Not only this, the browser also expects a big rise in the next year as well. Firefox is a really good browser and has kept attracting more and more users from five years now, but the development over the last few days has paced up. Going by those statistics, we can expect a bright year ahead for Firefox.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.