BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has another thing to be proud of– the BlackBerry 5.
Believe it or not, the BlackBerry 5 remains the fastest mobile browser based on the latest study released by software analytics firm Relic.com using its real user monitoring (RUM) tool and measuring the average browser speeds experienced by end users in 3 million application instances.
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Relic.com’s Asami Novak wrote, “According to the raw data reported to our database from devices, our report showed BlackBerry 5.0 as the fastest mobile browser speed with an average page load time of 1.55 seconds. Note, our data sets report the versioning number (which is the number of the browser), not OS, directly from the phone. For an iPhone comparison, even though the phone is running iOS 7, the browser version would be independent of OS.”
Chrome most popular on Windows OS
The study also found that the most popular Chrome is the most popular browser by platform (laptop/desktop) with a 64.3% share followed by Firefox with a 16.3% share, Internet Explorer with a 14.8% share, and Safari with a 4.2% share.
Chrome is the most popular browser among devices running the Windows operating system with 66.8% share followed by Firefox with 16.6% and Internet Explorer with 16.1%.
Safari most popular on MAC OS
On the other hand, Safari emerged as the most popular browsers among Mac OS users with 57.5% market share followed by Chrome with 31% share and Firefox with 11.5%. Safari is also the most popular browser in mobile/tablet with a 44% share followed by Android with 32.7%, Chrome with 9.1%, Opera with 8.7% and Internet Explorer with 3.3%.
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is busy organizing a road show in Dubai to educate users regarding the latest updates released in its BlackBerry 10 operating system, according to report from Emirates 24/7.
The report indicated that the Canadian smartphone manufacturer’s event will be held at the Dubai Mall on February 13 to 22. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) assigned a technical staff to assist users in installing updates to their BlackBerry 10 devices and it also prepared games and prizes during the event.
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) recently released its BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 wherein it allows users to use a picture as a password to secure their device. Users can choose a combination of a number from 0-9 and picture to unlock their devices instead of typing a password.
The Canadian smartphone manufacturer also released the Find Friend on BBM feature for the iPhone and Android devices. The new feature allows users to find people they know on BBM and invite them on their contact list.