Google and Mozilla renew search agreement for Firefox till 2023
Mozilla and Google have extended their partnership which can see Google still be the default program within the entire range of Firefox web browsers. That is, a minimum of till the year 2023 when this deal comes up for renewal again.
It’s believed that the deal is between $400 million to $450 million per annum to stay Google because the default program on Firefox, before rivals like Microsoft’s Bing. The Firefox browser is out there for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, iPadOS also as for the Amazon Fire TV platform. Mozilla Firefox trying to compete with Microsoft Edge, Safari Browsers, Vivaldi and Google Chrome.
From last few months, it was not a simple task for Firefox especially during the arrival of Microsoft Edge browser. In July, Google Chrome covers the roundabout 71.11% share worldwide and Microsoft Edge now cover 8.09% share worldwide.
Mozilla’s Firefox clocks in with 7.36% share. Firefox had 7.58% share at the top of June. Last week, Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla had written a blog post during which he said that the worldwide pandemic has significantly impacted the company’s revenue.
This agreement with Google comes at just the proper time, in a way, for the corporate. There are similar agreements like Baidu in China and Yandex in Russia for Firefox search.