The free, opensource browser Mozilla recently announced that its flagship browser Firefox on Android has reached a big milestone of hitting 100 million downloads! The browser’s download figure is also confirmed on Google Play Store, where the app is in the installs category of “100,000,000 – 500,000,000″ range. This achievement has once again steered Mozilla’s growth story in the browser’s market and has placed Firefox as the most popular alternative browser for Android.
At the announcement of this milestone, Mozilla said:
“Firefox for Android is the most customizable mobile Web browser available, with plenty of features that help safeguard your privacy online and make it easier to get to and discover your favorite Web content faster. We’ve always been focused on delivering a product that people love and supports the values of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity online. By choosing to search for, download and actively use Firefox as their Android browser, our users are reinforcing Mozilla’s mission and embracing Firefox as part of their daily, mobile lives.”
Mozilla has also published a list of other following important milestones along with this announcement:
Top 10 Firefox for Android Milestones :
- 29th March 2011: Mozilla launches Firefox for Android. Pre-build with Firefox Sync to connect Firefox experience across devices and platforms.
- 26th June 2012: Firefox for Android adds dynamic upgrade and Do Not Track features.
- 19th February 2013: Firefox for Android adds customization in look, introduces support for lightweight themes.
- 17th September 2013: Firefox for Android introduces QuickShare feature to improve user experience when sharing web content across social networks.
- 29th October 2013: Firefox for Android becomes the first browser to offer Guest Browsing feature, giving you extra privacy features.
- 7th November 2013: Firefox for Android comes pre-installed on Kobo Arc Tablets and GIGABYTE GSmart Simba SX1 smartphones.
- 10th December 2013: Firefox for Android adds more features including Top Sites, History, Bookmarks and Reading List and swipeable home screen panels.
- 14th October 2014: Mozilla launches a quick and easy way to send videos from Firefox for Android straight to your streaming-enabled TV via Roku and Chromecast devices.
- 10th November 2014: Mozilla adds DuckDuckGo as a pre-installed search option.
- 9th April 2015: Firefox for Android crosses 100 million downloads.