Samsung designer says that the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 was planned before the Apple iPad launched
A good question that the jury is going to have to consider is, if Samsung was working on the GALAXY Tab 10.1 prior to the launch of Apple's tablet, why did it release the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab as its first slate? You might recall that after the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 was introduced at MWC 2011, it was sent back to the drawing board after the Apple iPad 2 was introduced. At the time, Lee Don-Joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division said that some of the parts on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 were inadequate and Samsung re-designed the tablet.
Apple's cross-examination discussed internal Samsung documents that mentioned how Google explicitly requested that Samsung redesign both the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the early Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 version. Google's note demanded that Samsung make the GALAXY Tab 10.1 notably different because the front side of the tablet was "too similar to Apple". Kim never received the memos and his supervisors never told him about Google's request.
How this all sounds to the jury is the most important thing, and there is still plenty more testimony to come before the jury is sent off to deliberate.