Less than 12 hours after Judge Lucy Koh rejected Samsung's request to lift the ban on Galaxy Nexus sales, and the South Korean smartphone has already disappeared from the Google Play store. Recall that last week, Apple's lawyers managed to convince the judge that the existing patent violations
are sufficient grounds for the introduction of a temporary ban on the sale of a popular smartphone. And it looks like this injunction has really started to work.
The Verge reports:
In an interview with Google representatives, it was established that the Galaxy Nexus is now indeed taken off the market, but Google expects that sales of the smartphone will resume from next week.
However, Nexus is still available on Amazon, Target, and other marketplaces. But just because a smartphone can be ordered does not mean that it will be delivered. It is likely that these companies have not yet received formal guidance regarding the judgment.
It also became known that Google is ready to provide the necessary support to Samsung. The company plans to release a dedicated firmware patch for the Galaxy Nexus. This is to avoid Apple's patent infringement that has led to the ban on the sale of smartphones in the United States. It is reported that the update has already been prepared and will be released in the very near future
The patch will free the Galaxy Nexus from "legal confinement" and will also free Samsung from future legal claims under Apple's 604th unified search patent.