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Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Google prepping patch to circumvent ban

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Google prepping patch to circumvent ban

Google and Samsung have readied a patch for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in a bid to get around the sales ban imposed in the US.

Active from this week, the embargo prohibits the sale of the handset in the US and follows a court ruling that the Galaxy Nexus infringes smartphone technology patents held by Apple.

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However, obviously mindful of a harmful, potential reverse in the court, Google and Samsung have worked up a fix that is ready to be rolled out “imminently”, All Things D reports.

In the meantime, Google has been forced to withdraw the Galaxy Nexus from sale on the Google Play site. The eight-months-old smartphone is now listed as ‘coming soon’.

Google and Samsung are expected to continue to take the fight to Apple in weeks to come by contesting its right to the patents, which relate to universal search on smartphones.

The controversy surrounding the Galaxy Nexus is the latest chapter in a long-running courtroom contretemps that has seen Samsung and Apple launch scores of lawsuits and countersuits over alleged patent infringements.

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All Things D

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