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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ban in the U.S. Overturned

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Apple dealt further legal blow against bitter rival.

In another legal blow to Apple, Samsung has had a sales ban against its Galaxy Nexus overturned.

The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone due to the district court in California, who issued the ban in June, having "abused its discretion in entering an injunction".

Samsung welcomed the decision by stating it "confirms that the role of patent law is to protect innovation and not to unreasonably stifle competition and restrict consumer choice".

"We will continue to take all appropriate measures to ensure the availability of our innovative products," the South Korean conglomerate added.

Apple had previously seen a sales injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. being lifted.

While Apple were awarded $1.05 billion in damages by a California court against Samsung, their iPhone 5 was recently added into the latter's patent lawsuits against their rival.

 

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    davewolfgang , October 12, 2012 6:45 PM
    They need to find the idiot in the patent office that keeps "approving" these idiotically "vague" patents and not only FIRE them, but string them up!!! How many Billions are going to LAWYERS - not to the company and raising the prices for the consumer - because of this junk????
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    ben850 , October 12, 2012 9:41 PM
    MathosWas gonna say, I've been running Jellybean on my Droid Razr for at least a couple months now. OS version 4.04



    Since when is 4.0 jellybean?
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    davewolfgang , October 12, 2012 6:45 PM
    They need to find the idiot in the patent office that keeps "approving" these idiotically "vague" patents and not only FIRE them, but string them up!!! How many Billions are going to LAWYERS - not to the company and raising the prices for the consumer - because of this junk????
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    masterasia , October 12, 2012 6:46 PM
    Still a very good phone, and the only phone with Jellybean. I will only buy Nexus phones for now on.
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    darkchazz , October 12, 2012 7:17 PM
    masterasiaStill a very good phone, and the only phone with Jellybean. I will only buy Nexus phones for now on.

    Galaxy Note 2 ships w/ jelly bean.
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    jcurry23 , October 12, 2012 7:25 PM
    galaxy s3 has jelly bean also
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    g00fysmiley , October 12, 2012 7:26 PM
    darkchazzGalaxy Note 2 ships w/ jelly bean.


    making the statment true until october 24th 2012 when you can buy a samsung galaxy note 2 :) 
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    g00fysmiley , October 12, 2012 7:31 PM
    jcurry23galaxy s3 has jelly bean also


    if you root it sure but us carriers sprint and verizon still have not pushed it through yet .. gotta make it work wit thier bloatware first
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    balister , October 12, 2012 7:44 PM
    Finally there are judges that can see the Emperor has no clothes.
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    Anonymous , October 12, 2012 8:25 PM
    Verizon pushed jelly bean to me weeks ago.
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    Mathos , October 12, 2012 8:57 PM
    Was gonna say, I've been running Jellybean on my Droid Razr for at least a couple months now. OS version 4.04
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    jaber2 , October 12, 2012 9:02 PM
    You mean to tell me I can patent round edges? how about sharp edges? as if they get paid to pass patents pft.
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    Synosis , October 12, 2012 9:32 PM
    Wait, has the galaxy nexus actually been banned in the U.S. all this time? I'm pretty sure it could be bought on google play for a long time now. I thought there was only a temporary halt in sales a few months ago that lasted only a week.
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    ben850 , October 12, 2012 9:41 PM
    MathosWas gonna say, I've been running Jellybean on my Droid Razr for at least a couple months now. OS version 4.04



    Since when is 4.0 jellybean?
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    belardo , October 12, 2012 9:49 PM
    There is only so many shapes you can make that will fit the hand... even the 5"+ "phones" are beyond a bit too big. About the only remaining shape that is not a rectangle would be a phone in the shape of a dildo... and that would be awkward.
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    Feedmemoarfood , October 12, 2012 10:54 PM
    If you can palm a basketball... then phones that are 4 inches and under are too small. Big people need super size phones. I can't wait for the Note 2. I would of gotten the original but it wasn't on Sprint.
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    house70 , October 13, 2012 12:02 AM
    Sanity takes very small steps nowadays. Overturning that stupid verdict took too long.
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    zulutech , October 13, 2012 12:29 AM
    "While Apple were awarded"
    Tom's....
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    semperfidelis316 , October 13, 2012 2:30 AM
    MathosWas gonna say, I've been running Jellybean on my Droid Razr for at least a couple months now. OS version 4.04


    Jelly Bean = Android 4.1.
    Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) = Android 4.0.4.
    A little research goes a long way.

    jcurry23galaxy s3 has jelly bean also


    The Galaxy S3 is currently running 4.0.4 in the US.

    balisterFinally there are judges that can see the Emperor has no clothes.


    Amen.
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    tobalaz , October 13, 2012 3:55 AM
    I guess its better than the jury seeing the judge has no clothes underneath the robes right?
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    Marco925 , October 13, 2012 5:40 AM
    g00fysmileyif you root it sure but us carriers sprint and verizon still have not pushed it through yet .. gotta make it work wit thier bloatware first

    They have jellybean in Canada.... HSPA version and LTE version
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    dotaloc , October 13, 2012 8:09 AM
    "Apple dealt further legal blow against bitter rival."

    A little ambiguous, no? Obviously, the title and first sentence help a little...but why not make it clear no matter what your eyes are drawn to?
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