Apple Enforces Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Ban in the US
Samsung has had to stop selling its Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the US after Apple paid a bond, bringing a court-ordered ban into effect.
It follows a preliminary ruling that the South Korean company had infringed four of the iPhone maker’s patents.
Apple had to take out a $95.6m (£61.1m) bond to cover Samsung’s losses should the final judgement go the other way.
The Next Web reported that Google now planned a software update to its Android system to circumvent the ban.
In the meantime the search giant has amended the listing for the Galaxy Nexus handset on its Google Play store to read: “Coming soon”.
Other US sites offering the smartphone are expected to follow.
Although the Nexus is less powerful that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 model, it has had a high profile.
Google handed models out to developers at its recent I/O conference in San Francisco and had intended it to be the first phone to be offered the Jelly Bean Android update.
There’s much I could say here, but since I work for a major wireless telecommunications carrier I will refrain.