Back in February, Apple has the courts for an injunction on another Samsung device, the Google branded Galaxy Nexus. Today the courts have made their decision, granting Apple it’s motion and now have imposed a ban on the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. This ban may be temporary, but has it stands right now, the Galaxy Nexus has been dealt the same fate as countless other Android devices, the difference, this is the first “Pure” Google device to be banned.
While we’re not sure exactly what patent may have lead to this decision, we do know that four have been cited by Apple, which include, Actionable Linking, Multi-Source Searching, Slide to Unlock and Touch Screen Word Suggestion. Because this ruling has come so late in the day, we’re not sure if we’ll get more on this tonight or next week, but either way, this is not good for Google and Galaxy Nexus, which just received a price drop (to $349) on the Google Play Store.
With this banning, Google may have to get involved, as the software in which Apple is citing is not that of Samsung, but of Google, since the Galaxy Nexus runs an unmodified version (Pure) Google’s Android 4.0 (now 4.1) operating system. Speaking of version 4.1, it too could come under fire very shortly, as Google’s new “Siri-like” voice assistant application, Google Now, certain shares many similarities.
Well cover more on this topic as it becomes available.