Potentially Grim News for Android: Apple Blocks Sale of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in U.S.

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  1. dgstorm

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    In a stunning decision late Friday, Android (and especially Samsung) has been dealt a potentially serious blow by the ongoing patent wars with Apple. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh rendered a decision in favor of Apple's injunction to block sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the United States. The patent at issue has to deal with database mining capabilities in Apple's Siri voice assistant. Here is a quote from the Judge's ruling,

    This is the second time this week that Judge Koh rendered a decision in favor of Apple's injunctions versus Samsung. Earlier in the week, Judge Koh also ruled in favor of Apple's injunction to stop sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. In that case, Apple already posted a $2.6 Million Dollar bond to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. This is done to pay for legal costs and potential damages in case Apple's injunction loses on appeal.

    In this patent infringement case against the Galaxy Nexus, Apple must post a $95.6 Million dollar bond before the phone is blocked for sale in the United States. That will likely happen sometime early next week.

    Here is a quote from the Yahoo article detailing responses from both Google and Samsung,

    The worst part about this decision is the potential for Apple to now use this decision to block sales of other Samsung or Android devices with similar functionality. It's even possible the new Google Voice Search capabilities in the Google Nexus 7 tablet could come under fire.

    Source: GalaxyNexusForum via Yahoo!
     
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    That's why I won't drink the koolaid!
     
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    this is bull apple gets away with anything..it sounds like this judge is a apple fan boy
     
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    Apple has a lot of money, makes huge profits from their overpriced (albeit high quality) hardware; so they play those patent games.

    If they had more guts, they should go to the very source of what they perceive as the problem (android patent infringement) and sue Android's original developer - Google.

    Since Google is a big player, Apple prefers to scare manufacturers with this legal hassling.

    Apple is indeed the New Microsoft. :p
     
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    Apple has always used others ideas and had a bad time with the Beatles Apple corp.. But still all they do is sue anything that moves. I won.t allow anything Apple in my house. Bad things they have always done. Starting with Job's screwing Woz, and Woz went along.
     
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    Apple......why innovate? When you can Litigate, and beat the competition into submission that way. If in doubt, sue them away!!
     

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