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Firefox 14 Accounts for nearly 50% of Browser’s Users Just One Week after Release

Mozilla released Firefox 14, the latest full version of its flagship open-source browser, on July 17th. In the immediate days following the release, traffic data from our new Live Tracker points to a tremendous number of users already having migrated to the latest version.

Mozilla released Firefox 14, the latest full version of its flagship open-source browser, on July 17th. In the immediate days following the release, traffic data points to a tremendous number of users already having migrated to the latest version.

Likely driven for the most part by an automatic upgrade mechanism, Firefox 14 is already responsible for more than 46% of Firefox Internet traffic. Our updated Chitika Firefox Version Live Tracker was used to visualize the last 24-hours of Web traffic between each different version of Firefox. The data is culled from all Firefox-based ad impressions amongst the hundreds of millions of impressions seen within our network.

Just one day after its release, our network already showed a 3.5% adoption rate amongst Firefox users (Note: Image below represents data on July 18, 2012):

Just two days later on July 20, this adoption rate had ballooned by nearly 10 times to 35.9% – making Firefox 14 the most widely used version of the open-source browser. (Note: Image below represents data on July 20, 2012):

By early Tuesday morning, the number had grown to just over 46% – a terrific adoption rate for a new Web browser within that short a time period. (Note: Image below represents data on July 24, 2012):

Based on these findings, along with observations from our Firefox 13 adoption study, several trends can be highlighted:

Visit Chitika Insights’ Firefox Version Tracker by following this link: http://labs.chitika.com/firefox