Galaxy Nexus US sales ban lifted for now

One week after a federal judge placed a US sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a federal appeals court has now lifted the ban on the Android 4.0 smartphone at the company's request. The previous ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still sticking around.

The Verge reports that the appeals court lifted the ban on the Galaxy Nexus sales following a request from Samsung. However, that decision may be short lived as Apple now has to respond. Apple, which claimed in February that the Galaxy Nexus violates four of Apple's patents, could request that the appeals court put the sales ban back in effect for the rest of what will likely be a long patent trial period.

Earlier this week, Google removed the Galaxy Nexus from its online Google Play store. Samsung and Google are reportedly planning to release a software update for the Galaxy Nexus that they believe will solve the issues Apple has with the product. So far, that patch has yet to be released. Google claims that the Galaxy Nexus will return to the Google Play store sometime next week. It may also receive its promised upgrade from Android 4.0 to the new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS soon.

Source: The Verge

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I want to see the iphone banned in the US (and worldwide) due to the slide to unlock and siri patent infringements.

It'd be nice to see Apple with no income and an unsellable product.

sexypepperoni said,
I hope Apple requests the ban again, no one that infringes patents should be allowed to prevail.

Yeah screw the customers! Shut up and take my money!

sexypepperoni said,
I hope Apple requests the ban again, no one that infringes patents should be allowed to prevail.

Even if said patents are trivial obvious crap that shouldn't have been granted?

sexypepperoni said,
I hope Apple requests the ban again, no one that infringes patents should be allowed to prevail.

If that were the case then Apple products would also be banned, as they have been found to infringe on numerous patents. There really is no need to take sides on patents - the entire system is fundamentally flawed and needs dramatic reform.

sexypepperoni said,
I hope Apple requests the ban again, no one that infringes patents should be allowed to prevail.

So in that case, Apple should fail as well huh.

sexypepperoni said,
I hope Apple requests the ban again, no one that infringes patents should be allowed to prevail.

Your comment is filled with fail. By that reasoning the iPhone, iPad and iPod should be banned as they infringe on multiple patents that other companies hold!!!

It's not the Android OEMs fault that Apple has the US Patent Office and the Courts in their pocket!!

Truth is never unnecessary.

AeonicVision said,
"...at least until Apple can respond with a new request to ban the phone."
This bit was completely unncessary.

Mr. Black said,
"from Android 4.1 to the new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS soon."

Er...is this is typo or a joke? :confused:


i think the article meant 4.0 to 4.1
Nexus is still available in newegg and some online retails tbh