Firefox Quantum Hits 170 Million Downloads


The long-awaited Firefox Quantum update released in September is now Mozilla’s most significant success in the market. With 170 million plus downloads, a 13-year-old company is experiencing a massive shift of user from its Competitor.

But Why Firefox Quantum?

Mozilla Firefox Quantum is two times faster than before. It uses 30 percent memory less than its competitor, Chrome, and has tracking protection for private browsing.

According to Mozilla, since the launch of the company in 2004, Firefox Quantum is the first update to reach 100 million plus downloads with browser getting over half a billion users daily.

In Mozilla’s blog post, Firefox Quantum update has seen a significant rise in the number of users as compared to Chrome users.

Since the release of Firefox Quantum, the company has experienced more than 44 percent users of Chrome switching to Mozilla.

Instant screenshot, this is one the newest feature that came with Firefox Quantum update. The integrated tool can take instant screenshots. In a report given by Mozilla, over 30 million screenshots had been taken by the tool.

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Mozilla added that there are more than a thousand add-ons for it Firefox Quantum users and the number will keep increasing daily.

Even though Firefox Quantum is a desktop-only update, Mozilla’s mobile Apps are also trickling with success. Reports say that there has been a 24 percent increase in Firefox installation on both Android and iOS.

A few days before Firefox Quantum’s launch, Mozilla terminated a five-year contract with Yahoo, two years earlier. The company announced that it was switching Firefox Search Engine from Yahoo to Google for the United States users.

However, Firefox Quantum users are more on the desktop. But Mozilla is working towards winning mobile users in the near future. Firefox senior vice president, Mark Mayo told CNET that he is so excited about what the desktop effect is having on mobile. “Firefox will deliver real change in 2018,” Mayo added.