Samsung swiftly appealed the preliminary injunctions slapped on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus issued by a California district court, and the presiding circuit court has issued its response.

First, the court declined to even consider lifting the sales ban (preliminary injunction) on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 - meaning that ban will stay in effect unless Samsung wins out at trial. Second, it decided that Samsung had made a plausible case for denying the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, and has lifted that ban temporarily, awaiting Apple's response, which is due by next week. This doesn't mean much for the moment, and might not mean much overall - Samsung probably stopped making Tab 10.1s months ago, and the Galaxy Nexus will be receiving an OTA update soon enough to avoid Apple's patent infringement allegations.

Still, it'll be interesting to see if Apple's response fails to convince the circuit court of the need for a preliminary injunction, a decision we will likely see in the coming weeks.


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • sahilm

    Hopefully if Apple's arguments aren't strong enough to the court, Google will put off the OTA update to neuter the phone

    • http://MyShocker.com Nudo

      According to ABC news the ota is 4.1 JB. Let's hope so! :)

  • NeedName

    Sine L. Koh had the case sent back to her form "higher-ups" after NOT banning the devices I these "higher-ups" will support any and all bans. . . . since it seems like they are the ones that wanted them in the first place!

    • Tomi Golob

      What higher-ups do you mean?? Judges don't havebosses...do you know the court's motivation for passing the ban?

  • Zak Taccardi

    Does that mean the gnex can now be sold in the google play store?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      No, Google will wait until the software update and / or the decision on the injunction. It still shows unavailable in the Play Store right now, too.

      • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

        Maybe tomorrow?

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel


  • Ribbed for her pleasure.

    Suck it apple !!!