London, Nov 10: Google has announced that it will stop supporting the Gmail application for Blackberry smartphones made by rival Research in Motion.
According to the Herald Sun, the company will stop offering Gmail app for Blackberry users from November 22, although BlackBerry users who already have the Gmail application installed on their phones can continue to use the service.
Google said in a statement that it would instead focus on “building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser.”
According to the report, the development comes as RIM deals with product launch delays, a plunging stock price and a rapidly decreasing share of the key US smart phone market.
According to research firm IDC, RIM’s share of the US smart phone market had fallen to 11.6 percent as of the end of June. Five years ago, RIM had 48 percent of the US market. (ANI)