The FPS Review
- May 6, 2019
Mozilla’s Firefox browser is struggling to stay alive, and while that isn’t much of a secret to the countless users who have long since made the switch to alternatives such as Google Chrome, a new report from Wired shines a light on how terribly the once-celebrated software is doing.
Echoing statistics from sources such as W3Counter, Firefox is reported to have fallen to an embarrassing 4% of the market, with mobile versions of the browser being used at an even more miserable half of a percent. Mozilla’s own public data report can even reveal that Firefox has managed to lose around 30 million monthly active users since the beginning of 2019.
Adding to the alarm are quotes from ex-Firefox employees who have suggested that the browser has zero hopes of surviving. “Chrome has won the desktop browser war,” said one individual who worked on Firefox’s development...