Mozilla today celebrated the 8th birthday of Firefox . The popular browser, whose original name was Phoenix and then Firebird, launched its first version on November 9, 2004.
From the start Mozilla, opted for the potential of a community of people daring, wanting to change things, putting basic principle of consumer satisfaction above profits.
Firefox, which got more than 100 million downloads in its first year, it changed its development cycle after the release of Firefox 4.0 in early 2011.
Since then, the company has been stable updates released every few weeks, a strategy similar to that adopted by Google Chrome, do not think of all developers, given the problems that have been faced with the compatibility of extensions.
Still, this browser versions were becoming faster , reducing memory usage, safer , and with the redesign that presented in early summer, which allowed consumers to have a greater degree of customization,easier use .
The company has also taken the full potential of your browser to the millions of users running Androidon their smartphones.
In a market such as browsers, where innovation and new tools are a cornerstone of success. Mozilla, which will continue to pursue the expression of its values, has a clear vision. The nearest, announced onOctober 22, passes through the integration of Facebook social API within the browser itself.