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Firefox hits the 400 million mark

Updated 4 years ago
Published Sep 8th, 2007 8:16AM EDT

In just 4 short years, Firefox, the little web browser that could, has been downloaded over 400 million times. That’s quite an amazing feat for a project with such humble roots. Their user base has more or less doubled every year for the past four, with 120 million regular users. Started as a response to the bloated and stagnant Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox has quickly become that standard alternative to anyone looking for a change of pace web-browsing pace. The browser has an amazing host of plug-in support, and its open-source nature allows for incredible development and innovation. Could we see 800 million downloads by this time next year? We wouldn’t put anything past the crazy heads at Mozilla. Just so you know though, we’re still eyin’ Firefox Mobile.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.