Basis Wants RIM to Stop Using 'BBX' Name Right Away
Basis has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Research In Motion seeking to prevent the BlackBerry maker from using the BBX name for its next-generation operating system. Basis says it already holds a U.S. trademark for the BBX brand. It wants to force RIM to drop the BBX name immediately while the lawsuit plays out in the courts. "Basis built the BBX brand over the course of a quarter of a century to become synonymous with the term 'operating system independent'. RIM's unilateral seizure of that brand to use as a name for their new BlackBerry operating system is destroying that association," said the company. RIM intends to use the name BBX for its new smartphone and tablet operating system, which will blend components of the QNX PlayBook operating system and existing BlackBerry operating system.
Review: BlackBerry DTEK50
The DTEK50 runs BlackBerry's apps and services on Google's operating system and Alcatel's hardware. It's a curious collaboration of sorts that adds up to a better 'Berry.
Review: BlackBerry Priv for AT&T
The Priv is the first BlackBerry to ship with Google's Android operating system rather than BlackBerry's own BBOS. BlackBerry opted for Android in order to expand the number of apps available to the phone, but it was sure to install its key messaging and security services to make the Priv more attractive to potential business users.
Google Building Non-Linux OS Called Fuchsia
Google is working on a new operating system called Fuchsia. The open-source platform is the first from Google that does not rely on Linux at its core.
LG Smartwatches On Deck for Android Wear 2.0
LG indicated via its Google+ page that it intends to update a handful of its oldest smartwatches to Android Wear 2.0. First up are the G Watch R and Watch Urbane, which should receive the new operating system this week.
BlackBerry Pushing 10.3.1 System Update to Most Phones
BlackBerry today said BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is available for device owners to download. The latest version of BlackBerry's operating system includes the Amazon Appstore for Android apps and brings back keyboard shortcuts to devices with physical keyboards.
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