StatCounter also reported an increase in Safari 6, from 2 percent of all copies of the browser in July, to 16 percent in August. Apple released Safari 6 on July 25, the same day it launched OS X Mountain Lion.
Neither Net Applications nor StatCounter has begun tracking Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), the browser Microsoft is bundling with Windows 8 and the tablet-targeting Windows RT, and which it's promised to offer to Windows 7 users.
Google celebrated the fourth anniversary of Chrome's 2008 launch -- the browser hit the Web on Sept. 2, 2008, as a beta for Windows only -- with what it called the "Chrome Time Machine," a timeline of the browser's progress.
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