Samsung says "we will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products" in the US

Samsung says
Samsung issued a statement today that it is willing to work around the issues Apple says the eight phones included in its injunction request presented in the aftermath of the patent infringement verdict against the Koreans in the US.

These eight devices on various carriers account for most of Samsung's smartphone revenue for the first half of the year, which is why Apple has cherry-picked them as first in line on a list that might goes for 28 devices in total.

Samsung issued a very brief, very contained press release regarding the sales ban request: "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market", and that's that. 

What measures might be taken to work around such touchscreen operation stalwarts like double tap to zoom is not clear at this point, but Samsung is actually saying its other options are to file a motion against the injunction, or appeal from here to eternity any negative decision that Judge Koh has to come up with on September 20, when the ban is to be upheld or denied.

source: WSJ

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40 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

"we will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products" Simple!!! All you have to do is to just pay all the compensation to Apple :D

4. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Samsung is a copy cat...I love Apple!!! Apple make great and revolutionary Products!!!

6. wendygarett unregistered

Huh? Your avatar? Why are you copy me to troll!!! :P

10. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Hey.. I am not copying you. Just wanted to see that how many thumbs down I can get if I turn into an iFaN for one day!!

12. wendygarett unregistered

Don't be an iFans my dear :) you will be brainwashed

40. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Holy Insane mannn....... I've ne'er gOt 20 thumbs down since my PA entrance..

7. MeoCao unregistered

Paying is a must, and that will not stop the ban unless SS reach a deal with Apple which is extremely unlikely.

28. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Paying to racketeer?? They must find the way to fight back, no other options...

14. audiblenarcotic

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

No it's not that simple. Apple wants the Money and they want the products banned. Its not one or the other.

30. MARKSPEAR77

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

hu!!!! iphone? boring.................

36. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

If you recall, Apple did approach Sasmsung to work out a deal. Samsung balked. Sometimes, you have to take the long and complicated road, and spend hundreds of millions in legal just to lose in court. In the business world, they are starting to coin the term (aka a new buzz word): "They Samsung Way".

37. ruthayy

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

shush.

2. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Double tap to zoom? Is Apple going after Google, Mapquest and whoever else for double-click-to-zoom on Maps? So what do we go to - triple tap?

34. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Touch and hold. Instead of coming up with options it will zoom in slowly until you let up and it stops zooming.

35. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

or what if they used the front facing camera as the sensor, if you double tapped the air without actually coming in contact with the screen would that do the trick without Apple crying? Or even pinch the air in front of the camera with out once again touching the screen? eh? eh?

38. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It doesn't look like Sammy has too much to worry about - the date for the hearing on the injunction got moved to December, 2012. The court of appeals for the 9th circuit may enjoin any sales ban once they get Sammy's appeal brief, which will happen before the December, 2012 date. Nothing like a slow roast for Apple. Guess which Sammy handsets will be EOL'd by December, 2012?

3. MeoCao unregistered

The ban of those phones will not help Apple though, but HTC and Motorola and other Android OEMs will be delighted.

5. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Why tap at all? Just use that face recognition technology and create move face closer to the phone to zoon.

9. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Nice idea man. how about wave your hand twice in-front of the sensor to zoom in, three times to zoom out, or something like that.

13. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Too much movements. I rather just use my eyeballs. Double blink to zoom. or move your lips to one side to turn pages.

20. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

what about kiss to zoom

23. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

thank god those are only iBalls. oh that mean if i want to read a long article and the time if i want to avoid zoom then i have to fix clip on my eyes for not to blink. god....................

24. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

what about tounge. remove your tounge once to get zoom. if you want more zoom keep it moving inside and out.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

pucker and puff. Puff your cheeks to zoom out, pucker your lips to zoom in. Oh the fun we can have with this stuff.. lol.

31. Supermanz28

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

well if you read about S3 it has the feature to cehck your eye sight to no when to shut off the display, so the technology is there y not use it i meant he front camera should have more use than just pics n video chat theres an app to use rear camera to check heart rate those r the things we need to have innovated

39. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

what about clap to zooooooom

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Press the 2 corners and zoom. Problem solved. Knowing Apple...they patented using 2 fingers to zoom any kind of way.

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Samsung can remove "double-tap-to-zoom" for all I care; it's buggy anyway, especially on the Droid Charge. I would be just as happy using a magnifying glass or biFocals. But, one thing I do know, lack of said feature (s) claimed as "iNfriNged" by Apple will never force me to buy another iPhone as long as I live! I would rather move to China and get a real Android smartphone than to be headlocked into wasting money on another iTurd.

11. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Didn't Samsung have that awesome "hold two fingers then tilt" zoom for the E4GT? At least that should be the android standard, even at my behest for the said company's infringement practices.

15. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Yes, it's one of the motion gestures on GS3 but it's not too convenient compared to pinch to zoom & double tap to zoom, but it's good.

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