Apple's iPhone will lag in fourth place behind Symbian, Android and the BlackBerry operating systems by 2014, according to a Gartner prediction, which foresees the Google-owned software passing BlackBerry to move into second place by the end of this year. Apple's decision to relax rules for developers making applications for its platform might have stemmed from the company's acknowledgment of Android's marketplace momentum, a Wall Street Journal columnist wrote.

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