According to recent reports, Mozilla is set to release its new giant browser, Firefox 57, a revamp of its old browser, Firefox. The release is due November 14, this year (2014) after over a year of technical harword by the developers at Mozilla.
The new soon-to-release browser is said to be prepared to take over the most widely used browser, Chrome by Google. According to Statcounter, one of the worlds trusted web analytics service, Chrome takes the lead when it comes to web browsers popular among internet users.
Statcounter’s web analytics measuring tool claims 54% of web views come from Chrome followed by Apple’s Safari, 14%. Mozilla’s Firefox struggles with 6% while the remaining 26% is shared among other web browsers.
In accordance with this and many other web analytics service reports worldwide, the point is clear that Google’s Chrome browser which powers many internet browsing on phones, tablets and even PCs leads the world’s list of web browsers. Since it interception in 2008, Chrome has over the years taken over Firefox which was the most popular web browser some time after it was born in 2003.
Mozilla’s top officials have attributed such huge loss to their own slow killing unrealised mistakes. They claim Firfox didn’t keep up to the market and didn’t provide what people wanted (really?). Some of the mistakes reported include focusing on building new features for web programmers while abandoning the ordinary people who form the most important user base of the web browser both on desktops and mobile devices.
Complacency was a factor. Focusing much attention on its core achievements over the years drew their attention from satisfying the new users and modern internet browsing requirements. Mozilla’s target on building a new OS platform added to the injury as disclosed by the company’s officials.
However, Mozilla says it has put all these product threats aside and now set to focus more on winning back its initial user base. Speaking on this, Mozilla’s chief executive, Chris Beard, said “It’s going to add up to be a big bang” when he was commenting on Firefox’s new giant arrival, Firefox 57 which is set to be launched in November 14 this year.
And maybe, this is the browser version we are counting on to save the web. A giant returns to fight back for its name, users and to save the web too.