Samsung and Google can now breathe a sigh of relief as their latest co-developed Galaxy Nexus smartphone is now back on sale in the United States after a brief ban by California district court.
Last week, Samsung Galaxy Nexus was taken off Google Play Store in the US after Apple won an injunction for patent infringement. District Judge Lucy Koh had not only handed a sales ban to Google, but also rejected Samsung’s appeal to get the preliminary injunction revoked.
As previously reported, Google has worked on a new software update for the new Galaxy Nexus and it will now ship with the latest Android v4.1 Jelly Bean operating system instead of Ice Cream Sandwich thus resolving the patent issue. Judge Koh’s decision was thereby overturned by the US Court of Appeals.
Florian Mueller, an award-winning intellectual property activist, consultant and patent news blogger, writes in his blog:
Apple has until Thursday (July 12) to respond to the motion to stay. The court will await Apple’s response and then decide on a stay for the entire duration of the appeal. In other words, we might see an “on again, off again” ban