Android devices of Google have turned into the most well known smart phones in the U.S., according to a Nielsen investigation, a day when Nokia shares tanked over 15% on weaker quarterly outlook.
In the survey for the month of April 65,000 users proved that 35% mobile consumers now utilize an Android gadget, compared to 26% who utilize Apple iPhone and 23% who utilize Blackberry.
The survey said, Google Android smartphones are put to leave Apple iPhone way after, if present mobile data usage is as well any indicator. Android smartphone owners utilize an average of 582 MB of data every month, compared to 492 MB for iPhone owners. According to the survey, Android operating system of Google is also confirming to be the most popular.
The Neilsen survey moved toward another bad news for BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) which was dragged down over 4% as Nokia shares tanked over 15% in New York following the worldwide handset leader cautioned of lesser sales in the second quarter.
Since 2006, Jitter shareholders also discarded RIM stock which closed at $41.35, the lowest levels not seen on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The value of Nokia has minimized 43% since last year while RIM has lost over 60% of its worth since 2008. Nokia stock is at its 13 year low at $7.02 Tuesday.
Jon Ogg, an analyst informed the Globe and Mail, “Nokia’s warning is probably just the prelude to another RIM warning that investors have learned to get used to.”
Amalgamation was the merely solution for RIM and Nokia, he said. The analyst said, “We do not like mergers but this may be the only shot for these companies to stop the bleeding. Admittedly, this is a long-shot deal. A RIM-Nokia merger might encounter too many problems before getting off the ground. Still, what choices to these two companies have today?”
RIM, whose present stock is a light shadow of $150 seen in June 2008, is presently priced at around $23 billion.
The occurrence of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at BlackBerry World annual conference of RIM for customers, developers and partners in Florida previous month stimulated conjecture that the cash-rich software giant can quickly purchase the BlackBerry company to create a mark in the smartphone market.
Microsoft, which is sitting on $48 billion cash, has previously partnered RIM to accept its Bing as the default search engine on BlackBerry smartphones.
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