Galaxy Nexus Ban Suspended Pending Response From Apple

Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2012 - 07:44 AM |
Tagged: universal search, patents, injunction, google, galaxy nexus, apple, Android

Over the past couple of weeks, Apple and Samsung have been battling it out in court as Apple tries to get US sales of the Galaxy Nexus banned over an Apple universal search patent. We are not much for patent news here, but this has been one case that everyone seems to be following. Samsung has managed to get a stay on the injunction against its Galaxy Nexus smartphone – at least until Apple formally responds to Samsung. From there, a judge will need to make the final call on whether the injunction will remain in effect during the trial or not. That should give the company a few days, at least.

Interestingly, Samsung also seems to be planning for the worst with an Over the Air (OTA) update planned that will prevent the search bar in Android from searching for files stored on the phone itself – you will still be able to search the Internet from it however. I’m rather surprised that Apple is going after Samsung so aggressively to begin with since it is one of the company’s major hardware partners (ie for iPad components). At this point, it’s a toss up as to who will win out in court, but I’m hoping that the user experience for mobile Android users will not have to suffer as a result of this bickering over a search box.

What do you think about the court battle? Who do you think is in the right? For reference, the Apple patent that the case centers around seems to be US 8,086,604.

Check out our Google I/O coverage for more photos of the new Nexus branded hardware!


Source: The Verge

July 7, 2012 | 12:36 PM - Posted by collie man (not verified)

What has happened to our little PC world. APPLE is using lawsuits to try to destroy all reasonable competitors, Google is dropping BILLIONS to get on every kind of system, every were, always, And Bill Gates is curing malaria. I blink for 2 seconds and it all flips

July 7, 2012 | 02:44 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Crapple relies on the broken patent system to be granted duplicated patents and patents for obvious things, as stated in the courts recently. Now that they are being reproached for it, they are starting to look more and more desperate and more and more anti-competitive. But that will not stop the sheep from lining up for their icrap.

July 7, 2012 | 06:15 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

heh, did that one wedge-shaped computer patent of Apple's ever get invalidated? Maybe Apple should use their darn universal file search to search for "prior art" lol.

July 7, 2012 | 02:51 PM - Posted by arb1 (not verified)

Yea its sad how apple tries to get bans on competitors products, image the outrage if Microsoft tried this? How long would it take for a government in query on the matter to investigate anti-competitive practices yet apple been doing it for years.

July 7, 2012 | 03:47 PM - Posted by wargames12

it a sad day when you can't put a goddamn file search on a device because of a patent.

July 7, 2012 | 05:16 PM - Posted by zakattak80 (not verified)

Apple with it's patent hunt isn't going to last. this is only going hurt Apple's long term reputation.

July 7, 2012 | 05:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I hope all of the Apple fanboys are happy that their vaunted company is screwing everyone over with nonsense such as this. What am I saying, I've not met a single Apple user that wants to be outside the borg, so they won't give this kind of thing a single thought, which is why they keep buying Apple's ripoff walled garden devices in the first place.

July 7, 2012 | 08:40 PM - Posted by Mark Harry (not verified)

This is stupid, my Palm phones all did that. So there's your previous art Google. The Patent is invalid!

July 8, 2012 | 03:15 AM - Posted by collie man (not verified)

the saddest thing is, for me at least, that the truest brick layers of our era, of our modern concept of being, are suing each other over the most insignificant little details of patent details.
Once upon a time, in the long long ago, the advancement of the electronic computer was a noble mission to advance the human race. The great Woz was first and foremost, with the apple, to bring computer processing into the hands of the common man. Freedom of innovation and information.
And yet here we are, with these companies who have changed our world so very much, fighting over market share and public acknowledgement, to the point where they will abuse the legal system to no other avail than their own, crippling all advancement of the system all a whole.
I for one am a little bit shaken to see where we are now

July 8, 2012 | 09:28 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

The Galaxy Nexus is THAT good, get a Seido extended battery (with matching kickstand case) and your good-2-go for a few years.

July 8, 2012 | 05:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

good going apple, instead of building better phones just block and sue everyone else. I hope all of this foolishness blows up in their face... sooner then later.

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