updated 09:35 am EDT, Wed March 23, 2011
Firefox 4 nears seven million downloads in a day
Since its official release yesterday, Mozilla's Firefox 4 web browser is at nearly seven million downloads and counting, according to a live counter. This accounts for nearly two percent of the worldwide Internet browser market, said StatCounter, and handily beats out Microsoft Internet Explorer 9's 2.3 million downloads over the course of 24 hours.
As of yesterday, IE 9 had just 0.87 percent of the worldwide browser share. It was also likely held back by its incompatibility with Windows XP.
When all versions are combined, Internet Explorer leads the global market, however, at 45 percent compared to Firefox' 30. In the US, all Firefox versions trail Internet Explorer 26 percent to 48.
In Europe, Firefox overtook Internet Explorer in December.