Samsung forced to "upgrade" some Galaxy smartphones in Europe over Apple lawsuit

Samsung forced to
The Samsung-Apple legal dispute is a global affair with lawsuits filed in various countries starting from the States and ending with Japan, but it’s at the heart of the Old Continent, the Netherlands, where a court has issued injunction on Samsung devices. Which ones you might wonder? The most successful ones - the Samsung Galaxy S II, the original Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy Ace.

Now, the Dutch court ruling actually found that the Koreans have infringed only one pattern related to viewing and navigating photos. The phone maker is now “upgrading” the affected devices and will soon start offering them again in the European country. 

It’s not revealed what exactly is in the upgrade, but it’s definitely interesting to see what method Samsung has come up for watching photographs.

The Koreans haven’t given a timeline for when the new handsets will appears on shelves, but we bet they’d do their best to have them back soon. “We’ve fixed the technological problem and upgraded products to address the issue. They will be shortly available for sale,” Samsung said.

source: Reuters via SlashGear

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29 Comments

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung must make Galaxy phone look like a grave ornament for Steve Jobs. It will look totally different from iPhone and no more lawsuits.

3. THE_GAME5

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

now thats we call wetting the pants in the public.....lol

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, it's what we call "fixing an issue so you can keep selling a product your competitor doesn't want you to sell." What we call wetting the pants in public is what Apple did by throwing all of these lawsuits around. Hi, Gallito.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow... see when you dont cook up numbers... see you could actually be funny....... not... good try though..... you do weddings?

4. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

this is ridiculous.

16. AppleFUD unregistered

It's not a big deal. It's only the "rubber band effect" in galleries that's being changed. And most likely the "patent" will be voided--as the judge said it most likely isn't a valid patent. However it needs to be challenged in a higher court now. Just one of the 267 "design patents" out of 317 patents with Steve Jobs name on them. . . at least 9 were struck down in this little court endeavor :) The real big pisser is the venture patent trolls that have nothing anyone can actually sue them back over--that's just total BS = our gadgets are just going to keep getting more costly because of a few billionaires that apparently just don't have enough money yet = pricks!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

easy fix.. just go back to the stock photo viewer app and be done with it. Thats the only thing apple could get on samsung? lol.. i hope that was worth it apple.. lolol.. how many millions in lawyers did you shell out to get the photo app changed?? ha

6. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The point of their lawsuits have been the same throughout, to disrupt Samsung's business. They delayed those devices til the launch of the 4S, in that respect they were pretty successful.

10. Jeroen unregistered

Actually they dind't delay those devices at all. They were and still are .available. Trust me i'm from Holland

17. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You can get any retail item with limited effort through the internet and black market but on an official scale they were delayed and it did disrupt Samsung's business. They had to battle the lawsuits and couldn't ship the product.

13. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Can't do that Remixfa. It is a stock photo viewer app that got them in trouble. This an Android related one.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the stock viewer is nothing like apple. Android's native picture viewer is so far ahead of the basic blandness of iOS its not funny. if it were a stock viewer patent problem, they would go directly after google.. or at least hit the other manufacturers with the same lawsuit... since they would obviously have a case.

27. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Really? For someone who act like they know everything, you need to do some more research. Here is one link that prove you wronghttp://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/smart_phones/231600072 I have more if you want. It was on this site

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thank you.. nice link... chief sniggly is in the kitchen.. already cooking,,,,,

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

apple is a dog sh!t

9. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

f**k apple

11. person unregistered

actually what they did was to remove the overscroll bounce effect. Its been replaced with a blue glow in 2.3.5 firmware.

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Way to go Apple, can't wait for you to be forced to "upgrade" your antennas.

18. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I totally hate the patent wars but man that would be sweet because that's a legitimate claim.

19. aboy unregistered

who is steve jobs ?

20. Jk unregistered

Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple.

21. iPear unregistered

i thought god created the apple?

22. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Stop the bullsh*t man. Theres no god.

23. henk-jan unregistered

i'm dutch.....

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, I'm glad that Samsung is pushing out that update. They were kinda coming down to the wire on the injunction, as I recall.

26. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Is it just me or does that girls hand look huge!! And the phone looks like a tab. Maybe its just the angle this was shot at but damn!

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