Judge grants Apple's US sales injunction on Galaxy Nexus

Apple's request earlier this year for a US sales ban of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone has now been granted. The Verge reports that US District Judge Lucy Koh, the same judge that earlier this week imposed a US sales ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, has granted Apple's request for a ban on the first Android 4.0 smartphone.

Apple first filled its request in February, claiming that the Galaxy Nexus violates four of Apple's patents, including the "slide to unlock" feature, a word completion patent, one relating to search and Apple's Siri voice recognition software and a data tapping related patent. So far, it is unclear just which of Apple's patents the judge had ruled Samsung violated with the Galaxy Nexus.

First launched in late 2011, Samsung collaborated on the smartphone heavily with Google. It was the first smartphone that came with Google's Android 4.0 operating system out of the box.

Earlier this week, as part of its Google I/O developer conference, Google announced that the Galaxy Nexus would be one of the first Android smartphones to get the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) upgrade, along with the Motorola Xoom tablet and the Nexus S smartphones.

Source: The Verge

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