Company Timeline

  • March 31, 1998: The Mozilla Project formed as an open source project at Netscape and released source code
  • June 5, 2002: Mozilla 1.0 was released
  • July 15, 2003: Mozilla Foundation was founded
  • February 17, 2004: Mozilla Europe was founded
  • August 18, 2004: Mozilla Japan was founded
  • November 9, 2004: Mozilla Firefox 1.0 was released
  • March 4th, 2005: Mozilla China Foundation was founded
  • August 3, 2005: Mozilla Foundation created Mozilla Corporation
  • November 29, 2005: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was released
  • May 2006: Mozilla offered proof of concept of 3D graphics on the Web
  • October 24, 2006: Mozilla Firefox 2.0 was released
  • March 2007: Firefox launched Add-ons website
  • June 17, 2008: Mozilla released Firefox 3 and set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours
  • June 30, 2009: Firefox 3.5 was released
  • June 30, 2009: Firefox introduced geolocation
  • June 30, 2009: Firefox introduced Private Browsing Mode, Clear Recent History and Forget This Site
  • June 30, 2009: Firefox began supporting downloadable fonts
  • January 21, 2010: Firefox 3.6 was released
  • February 8, 2011: Do Not Track added to Firefox 4 beta
  • March 22, 2011: Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac and Linux was launched, with Sync
  • March 29, 2011: Firefox 4 for Android was released
  • June 11, 2011: Firefox for Android became first mobile browser to support Do Not Track
  • June 18, 2011: Mozilla launched Web FWD accelerator
  • July 25, 2011: Mozilla announced Boot to Gecko project
  • January 18, 2012: SOPA/PIPA action request on Firefox default start page generated 360,000 emails to U.S. lawmakers
  • February 2012: Samsung patched WebKit with Mozilla-pioneered mobile Web API for vibration
  • February 27, 2012: Mozilla announced partnership with Telefónica Digital on first Open Web devices
  • March 14, 2012: The number of languages Firefox is translated into reached 90
  • May 22, 2012: Mozilla Webmaker was introduced
  • June 26, 2012: Upgraded Firefox for Android was released
  • July 2, 2012: Firefox OS brand and initial partnerships were announced
  • October 9, 2012: Firefox Reader was launched for Firefox for Android
  • November 11, 2012: Popcorn Maker was introduced
  • January 28, 2013: Mozilla was named Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy
  • February 3, 2013: Mozilla and Google made first browser-to-browser plugin-free video call using WebRTC
  • February 24, 2013: Eighteen mobile operators welcomed Firefox OS initiative at Mobile World Congress
  • March 27, 2013: Mozilla and Epic showed that AAA games can run in browser, using Emscripten and asm.js
  • July 1, 2013: Telefónica oversaw first commercial launch of Firefox OS phone, in Spain
  • July 12, 2013: T-Mobile Poland offered Firefox OS smartphones for sale in Poland
  • August 1, 2013: Telefónica launched first Firefox OS devices in Colombia and Venezuela
  • September 17, 2013: Firefox for Android introduced QuickShare
  • October 15, 2013: congstar brought first Firefox OS smartphones to Germany
  • October 22, 2013: Telefónica Vivo launched Firefox OS smartphones in Brazil
  • October 29, 2013: Firefox for Android introduced Guest Browsing
  • October 31, 2013: Telefónica launched Firefox OS smartphones in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay
  • November 1, 2013: Telekom began selling smartphones with Firefox OS in Hungary
  • November 14, 2013: COSMOTE offered first smartphones running Firefox OS in Greece
  • November 28, 2013: Telenor launched mobile phones on Firefox OS in Serbia and Montenegro
  • December 3, 2013: Telecom Italia began selling Firefox OS smartphones in Italy
  • December 10, 2013: Firefox for Android introduced new Top Sites, History, Bookmarks and Reading List home screen panels
  • February 7, 2014: Firefox Accounts was launched
  • February 19, 2014: Telefónica began selling Firefox OS smartphones in Chile
  • February 23, 2014: Mozilla introduced seven new commercial Firefox OS devices
  • February 23, 2014: Mozilla announced 12 new markets for Firefox OS
  • May 13, 2014: América Móvil became fifth major operator to release Firefox OS smartphones
  • July 18, 2014: E.Leclerc brought first Firefox OS smartphones to France
  • August 15, 2014: Telefónica launched first Firefox OS smartphone in Central America, in El Salvador
  • August 21, 2014: Deutsche Telekom launched first Firefox OS smartphones in the Czech Republic
  • August 25, 2014: Intex Technologies launched first Firefox OS smartphone in Asia, in India
  • August 29, 2014: Telefónica launched first Firefox OS smartphones in Panama
  • September 9, 2014: Telefónica launched first Firefox OS smartphones in Nicaragua
  • September 10, 2014: Deutsche Telekom brought first Firefox OS smartphones to Macedonia
  • September 16, 2014: Telenor Group brought first Firefox OS smartphone to Bangladesh
  • September 17, 2014: Mozilla-pioneered WebGL became supported by all browsers
  • September 24, 2014: Telefónica launched first Firefox OS smartphones in Guatemala
  • October 4, 2014: JB Hifi launched first Firefox OS smartphone in Australia
  • October 14, 2014: Mozilla introduced a way to send videos from Firefox for Android straight to your TV
  • November 10, 2014: Mozilla celebrated 10th anniversary of Firefox
  • November 10, 2014: Firefox introduced the Forget button
  • November 10, 2014: Firefox Developer Edition was launched
  • November 10, 2014: Megafon launched first Firefox OS smartphone in Russia
  • November 15, 2014: Cherry Mobile launched first Firefox OS smartphone in the Phillipines
  • November 19, 2014: Yahoo and Mozilla formed strategic partnership
  • December 2, 2014: Number of Add-ons downloaded from Mozilla reached four billion
  • December 3, 2014: Telefónica launched first Firefox OS phone in Costa Rica
  • December 23, 2014: KDDI launched first Firefox OS smartphone in Japan
  • January 13, 2015: Plugin-free video calling is launched with Firefox Hello
  • January 28, 2015: Mozilla is named for second time as Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy
  • March 1, 2015: Mozilla, KDDI, LG U+, Telefonica and Verizon Wireless collaborate to create new category of intuitive and easy to use Firefox OS phones
  • March 1, 2015: Orange announces it will bring Firefox OS to 13 markets as part of a new digital offer
  • March 16, 2015: Telefonica Movistar announces first Firefox OS smartphone in Argentina
  • April 2, 2015: MTN announces first Firefox OS smartphone in South Africa
  • May 8, 2015: Orange announces first Firefox OS smartphones in Senegal
  • May 8, 2015: Orange announces first Firefox OS smartphones in Madagascar
  • May 15, 2015: Orange launches first Firefox OS smartphones in Tunisia
  • May 16, 2015: Orange launches first Firefox OS smartphones in Botswana
  • May 21, 2015: Orange launches first Firefox OS smartphones in Cameroon
  • May 28, 2015: Orange launches first Firefox OS smartphones in Mauritius
  • June 4, 2015: Orange launches first Firefox OS smartphones in Niger
  • June 11, 2015: Cherry Mobile launches first Firefox OS smartphones in Myanmar