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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   @zeman_e

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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Jul 3, 2012, 11:33 PM

Really? That's the issue?

Apple objects to being able to search the phone from the home screen? They claim a patent on THAT? 😲

Wow, that's just.....utterly asinine...there's just no other word for it.....
Yep, it's great to have a Judge in your deep deep pockets.

Though Apple is still fighting the Vatican on the use of God and who invented religion first.

Jul 4, 2012, 2:45 AM

Way to block a phone no one cares about.....

Really, Apple, if you're going to get a phone banned, ban the SIII - that's the phone that's going to and is placing a giant gouge in your face.
I'm telling you, those apple lawyers must be close friends or family members of apple (my opinion)! they rather give money to them than their shareholders!
This is the 'developer's phone' which is being used by every Android developer on the planet in order to create Andriud apps...

In addition, when this phone was released on Verizon in November, it was greeted by a large crowd waiting outside the do...

Jul 4, 2012, 10:52 AM

Fame and Fortune.

Here is something I wrote and shared with others.

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...
Looked for the upvote button, then forgot that I was on Phonescoop and not Reddit 🙄

Wonderful post.
Well said sir!! Go Google & Android!!
Great post man. You sometimes talk out of your arse spewing nonsense about Sprint and whatever and you're still wrong by the way but you hit the nail on the head with this one. Completely agree. Good insight
This sentiment is echoed thorughout Phone Scoop and a lot of the gadget blogs.

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 ...

Jul 4, 2012, 11:50 PM

A patent on the LOCATION of a MOVABLE WIDGET?

They probably also invented placing a laptop computer on top of a desk.

The only non-sleazy part of Apple is the part someone bit off in 1976.
It's ironic coming from a company who ripped their name off of the Beatles.
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