Galaxy Nexus Still Banned In US, Google Readying Software Patch


05.07.2012

Galaxy Nexus Still Banned In US, Google Readying Software Patch

After Apple sued HTC over patent infringement accusations in an attempt to block One X sales in US, but the Taiwan-based managed to find a way around the ban by launching a software patch. Now Google is in the same situation with their Galaxy Nexus.

As long as both HTC and Samsung/Google have infringed software-related technologies patented by Apple, a software patch should fix all their problems. I remind you that last Friday, US Judge, Lucy Koh, enforced a ban over Galaxy Nexus .

Meanwhile Google removed the smartphone from their official retail channels, because it infringes Apple’s #604 patent related to “unified search.” Samsung tried to appeal the decision, but it was overruled. A second appeal for US Federal Court will follow, while Google is readying the software patch that will allow them to put the smartphone back on the store shelves.

As I mentioned above, Galaxy Nexus is no longer available in US Play Store, and is now listed as “coming soon.” Sources indicate that Apple and its lawyers are preparing an attack for Samsung Galaxy S3, too, as the South Korean flagship is also infringing some of Apple’s patents. For the time being, the devices with most problems are Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus, both banned on the US territory.

Galaxy Nexus was introduced in October 2011 at Unwrapping Ice Cream Sandwich event in Hong Kong and is underpinned by a dual-core TI OMAP CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz, has 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal flash storage and a 5 megapixel camera on the back capable of recording full HD videos.

The latest Google dev phone is in the first wave of devices that will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware update, along with Nexus S and Motorola Xoom.

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