It has taken a little while, but Internet Explorer 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s in-house web browser, is now poised to take its rightful place as the number one web browser in the world.
Well, at least according to Net Applications data for August 2013.
The newest numbers from the market researcher show that while Internet Explorer continues to dominate the browser market, version 8 of Microsoft’s browsing software is currently the reigning king. Internet Explorer 8 is number one in the world with a share of 21.65 percent.
But Internet Explorer 10, on the other hand, is fast climbing the charts.
The latest version of IE is installed by default with Windows 8, and is steadily increasing its market share as the operating system finds itself powering more and more computers. That, and the fact that it was made available to Windows 7 users a few months back, is also playing a part in its inspiring ascent.
IE 10 is, as of this writing, the runner up with an 18.65 percent slice of the pie.
In fact, this particular version of the browser has shown an impressive growth pattern in the past few months — it was hovering at only 9.26 percent back in May this year, but climbed to 13.52 percent in June and then 15.36 percent in July.
These are some impressive (if unsurprising) strides.
Google Chrome and Firefox are still trailing behind the current market leader, according to Net Applications. Chrome 28, for instance, is the only browser not made by Microsoft that took the podium last month, with a share of 9.96 percent.
Firefox 23, on the other hand, was only installed on 7.15 percent of the tallied computers.