Firefox 4 Released – Doubles IE9 Downloads in First 24 Hours

Mozilla launched Firefox 4 yesterday and within the first 24 hours of launch, over 4.7 million downloads had been clocked. The number now stands at about 5.4 million.

When we compare this to the likes of Internet Explorer 9 that Microsoft launched last week, it actually doubles the amount that the company had recorded. Within the first 24 hours, IE9 was downloaded 2.35 million times which in fairness, isn’t a bad number at all considering how IE has been declining over the last few years.

At the moment, Mozilla has about 400 million Firefox users. It isn’t known how quick they will update to FF4 and it also isn’t known how many have jumped from FF3 to IE9 or over to Chrome, but Google is gaining market share with its Chrome browser.

Back to Firefox 4 and what’s included: You’ll get faster loading pages, new JavaScript, 3D acceleration, new security and privacy as well as.

If you’re feeling a bit geeky, then you can track the download progress over at where you’ll see either a world map of downloads, or a chart showing which regions have downloaded the browser the most.

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