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.

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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55 Comments

1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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

5. AnotherOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

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

17. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

21. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

lol agreed.

59. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

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

38. AnotherOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

2. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

3. clevelandiskindacool

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

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

4. Aaron_R96 unregistered

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.

6. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 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?

13. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I wonder the same thing.

26. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

7. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 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

34. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

16. Numz

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

18. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

24. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Just read article on another site - go ahead and read some truth - http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=25104

39. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

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

11. marchels14 unregistered

go Samsung go Samsung.

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Nexus.. not even with JB wil lbe worth getting

19. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

30. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

36. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

48. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

then why is it colecting dust.. at Sprint and verizon.. look at sales... again specs only mather to geeks.. and most are salivating for the SGSIII or the RAZR

57. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sales volume doesn't indicate value. There were and are plenty of awesome products out there which were and are great values which didn't and don't sell all that well. Come on, Gallito. You're smarter than this.

41. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Have you had GB or ICS Android?

56. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

my DX had GB.. and I still have it .. had remix helping me rooted so when my iphone trips my DX was ready for battle... but without having it rooted. my DX sucks

61. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Your DX sucks? I'm sorry. My dad is still using the DX I bought on launch day two years ago. He uses his phone every single day for business and it works absolutely fine.

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