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Judge Lets Galaxy Nexus Sales Ban Stand

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Jul 3, 2012, 11:01 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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.

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Really? That's the issue? T Bone Jul 3, 2012, 11:33 PM
Way to block a phone no one cares about..... WhySoBluePandaBear Jul 4, 2012, 2:45 AM
Fame and Fortune. Slammer Jul 4, 2012, 10:52 AM
A patent on the LOCATION of a MOVABLE WIDGET? Globhead Jul 4, 2012, 11:50 PM
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