Judge Lets Galaxy Nexus Sales Ban Stand
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday rejected Samsung's request to lift an injunction imposed against it that bans it from selling the Galaxy Nexus device in the U.S. Judge Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction ahead of the patent-related trial between the two companies, but required Apple to post a $95 million bond, which will be used for reparations to Samsung should Apple eventually lose its case in court. Samsung was hoping Judge Koh would stay the decision until after it has a chance to appeal. In response to the decision, Google and Samsung revealed that they have a software patch in the works that should allow the Galaxy Nexus to avoid the sales ban. The software patch has to do with the search bar that's usable from the home screen. The patch, which is to be distributed to all variants of the Galaxy Nexus, reduces the power of the search bar to searching only the web and not the device as well. For example, Galaxy Nexus owners will no longer be able to use the search bar to scour through their email or contact apps. Google didn't say when the patch will be delivered. Last, Google has apparently ceased offering the Galaxy Nexus for sale via the Google Play Store. The device was available for purchase throughout the day Tuesday, but beginning Tuesday evening was listed as "coming soon." Google didn't say why the device was no longer available for purchase. The Galaxy Nexus is still available from Verizon Wireless's web site.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
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Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
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Verizon-Branded Wear24 Smartwatch Streets May 11
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Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Nexus 6 Vanishes from Play Store, While Nexus 5X Enjoys a Price Cut
Google is no longer selling the Motorola-made Nexus 6 handset via the Google Play Store. The company is now selling only the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, though the Nexus 6 remains available from other retailers, including Amazon.com.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)
4.7" display 720 x 1280 pixels
TI OMAP4460 processor 1 GB RAM
1,850 mAh battery
NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
Really? That's the issue?
Wow, that's just.....utterly asinine...there's just no other word for it.....
Though Apple is still fighting the Vatican on the use of God and who invented religion first.
Way to block a phone no one cares about.....
In addition, when this phone was released on Verizon in November, it was greeted by a large crowd waiting outside the do...
Fame and Fortune.
For thirty years, Apple has been the struggling Artist. It believed in remaining far removed from society when it came to its beliefs. It wanted to do things its way and nobody else's.
Along the way, it took ideas and incorporated them in its act. It piqued limited interest here and there through a couple of generations and continued the road of performing trying to get that major break.
Enter the iPhone:
A revolutionary product to not only grab attention of a new generation but also some of the older. This propels Apple to world Fame and Stardom. The struggling artist now has reached the goal it longed for.
However, Apple has not learned the consequence of Fame; Emulation a...
Apple isn't upset that other companies are responding to their products and even imitating some features. Apple is, instead, upset that other companies are being pretty ...
A patent on the LOCATION of a MOVABLE WIDGET?
The only non-sleazy part of Apple is the part someone bit off in 1976.