Just a couple of days after the announcement of the reconducted partnership between Mozilla and Google and although the link is not yet active, Google has just announced its soon release of its new open source browser, Google Chrome. Among the sources, Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox.
The Google Chrome download link is to be made active tomorrow, no doubt it will be heavily downloaded and commented.
The buzz seems to have proven its efficiency, Firefox 3 has been downloaded 8.3 million times in first 24 hours. For its first day, Firefox 3 has reach a four percent marketshare of browsers worldwide. Some other figures: 83 terabytes of data was sent out during that time, an average of 4,000 downloads per second with a peak of 17,000 downloads per second, 200 different countries…
Quite a good way to start a new category of records…
July 2nd update: From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!
Help set a Firefox 3 world record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours on Download Day! Go to the Download Day Headquarters and pledge to download Firefox 3. The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon. With your help the Firefox community can go down in history.
Addition of June 15th: The official launch date is set to Tuesday June 17th.