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ABC News: Samsung GALAXY Nexus to resume shipping next week with Android 4.1

ABC News: Samsung GALAXY Nexus to resume shipping next week with Android 4.1
Just the other day, Apple put up the $96 million bond that the court requested as collateral in return for its preliminary injunction on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. That ban included the unlocked GSM variant of the phone that was powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. This model had been available at the Google Play Store for $349 until it was removed following the injunction with a replacement sign saying that the device was 'Coming Soon'. The move by the court to ban the phone came after Judge Lucy Koh had agreed with Apple that the unit had infringed on a pair of Apple patents. The main one is known as the '604 patent relating to unified search.

The GSM version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

The GSM version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Now, ABC News is reporting that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be returning to the Google Play Store next week, powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Also included will be a software update that will remove the offending feature from the phone. While the Google box for searches will still be on the device, the GALAXY Nexus will no longer search the handset itself for the keyword, but instead will only search the web.

Despite the talk of a workaround by Google, Samsung says it will continue to appeal the ruling made by Judge Koh. Additionally, it is unknown whether the Android 4.1 Android OS build that will come with the new version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will have just the one workaround for the Unified Search patent, or if it will contain fixes to cover other complaints of patent infringements made by Apple.

source: ABCNews

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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:10 23

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Lol. No one cared about this anyway. xD
Way to go Apple. You give a one week ban for a stupid feature that no one cared about so the GNex gets more publicity.
Lolololol

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:18 13

5. AnotherOne (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Yeah! I never even knew the feature existed on my Gnexus!

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:53 6

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


A $96 million week ban that is. :-)
Apple, for being a number one company, i thought you'd be better with money.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:11 9

17. jove39 (Posts: 1923; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hahahaha...you didn't but Apple did :)

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:22 2

21. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


lol agreed.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 19:48

38. AnotherOne (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWAnjcOODw8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 03:28

59. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


"i thought you'd be smarter" is a better sentence.. lol..

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:10 8

2. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Good job Samsung keep updating all your smartphones. I love my Galaxy S3.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:11

3. clevelandiskindacool (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


I'm reminded of the aquarius song that went ...let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, The sunshine in

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:12 3

4. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


As much as I dislike Samsung, I genuinely hope they win the appeal, and the Galaxy Nexus is restored as normal with and without this workaround, wish someone gave Apple a taste of their own medicine when they were miles behind Windows and weak, hopefully, just hopefully, that day will come again and the likes of Google, Samsung, HTC and Sony will crap all over them.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:20 3

6. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Referring back to the patent, don't ALLLLL Android devices use a unified search to search the handset itself along with the web.

Why aren't the other devices getting banned for violating this patent?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:54

13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I wonder the same thing.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:36

26. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Give it time. But apple only goes for the targets with $$$.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:31 3

24. jove39 (Posts: 1923; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Just read article on another site - go ahead and read some truth -

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=25104

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:21 1

7. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Again, apple did nothing wrong by protecting their patent. Samsung and Google did what they should and should do from now on out. Stop using patents that they have no need to use. Respect others patents. Bottom line.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:43

9. MartyK (Posts: 906; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Just in case you miss/overlook the front page on P.A, below is a link for you, Mr/Ms RESPECT-OTHER-PATENTS

Please don't forget this leave your Motto on that page!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/In-the-world-of-patents-Samsung--Apple--Zhizhen_id31953

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:09 1

16. Numz (Posts: 34; Member since: 31 Oct 2009)


I really hate this line that you fanboys keeps saying. Wasn't it Steve Jobs who quoted Picasa "Good artist copy, great artist steal"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU
I'm not saying that Samsung or Google, or anyone else stole anything from Apple, but if Apple does it why can't everyone else. He even goes on to say that they are shameless in doing it. So don't feed us your crap that other companies need to stop.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:16

18. jove39 (Posts: 1923; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...Galaxy Nexus was designed to be Apple proof...even owners didn't know about this feature untill Apple highlighted...I bet even Google didn't expected that Apple will own a patent on it...anyway...who cares for something people don't even use!

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 19:22 2

34. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Again, to any company that uses patents without permission they should be punished including apple. If an agreement is in place, then cool. Unlike you android fanboys I don't have loyalty to any company. I have a one x and will definitely purchase the next iPhone. Samsung has blatantly copied apple several times. I personally don't give a crap but if they weren't given permission to do so, then they shouldn't use the feature. That goes for apple, Samsung, google, HTC, etc.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 19:59 2

39. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Great article !! It just validates my dislike for Apple even more.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:50

11. marchels14 (unregistered)


go Samsung go Samsung.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:59 1

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Nexus.. not even with JB wil lbe worth getting

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:18 1

19. jove39 (Posts: 1923; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


How do you know? Have you ever owned any phone with JB...or may be any Android phone?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:23

23. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Would you please support your claim?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:39 1

27. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I actually switched back to my rooted GNEX installed a JB port and am LOVING IT. Your statement is now invalid.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:53 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I did had Android. not going that road again. look in my profile.. JB doesnt matter. is the Nexus that has outdated specs ( acording to Android) why get a nexus when a Android shopper can get the SGSSIII which JB will be available trough XDA a few weeks if not days after Jelly Bean code is released...

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:55 1

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dont ask me for something you will dispute and call me names.. but here it is.. my support is my own personal opinion.. there it is..

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 18:57 2

32. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


never said all G Nexus.. if you have it already good for you. but if you dont have it the SGSIII is still more actractive... and your personal experience doesnt invalidate my personal opinion..

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 19:29 3

36. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


At 350 bucks for a phone which still has a powerful processor and the best Android support one can ask for, as well as being unlocked without a contract, I'd say it's pretty f**king worth it.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 20:32

41. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Have you had GB or ICS Android?

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