Last week US courts ruled in favour of Apple by granting a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Google-designed smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus. Now, the phone has been pulled from the Google Play store, and Google is hurrying to put together a software patch to get around the ban.
The court injunction centres around a patent which Apple holds pertaining to searching multiple areas for information — on a device and elsewhere — through a single search interface. The Verge reports that Google is now putting together, or already has put together, an over-the-air patch to get around the problem.
The Verge is also reporting, however, that the Galaxy Nexus has been pulled from the Play store. It’s not clear whether the stall in sales is due to the injunction, but it seems likely.
Apple has also now posted the $US96 million dollar bond required to begin the Galaxy Nexus injunction in earnest — so regardless of what Google and Samsung do, it looks like they have a tough fight ahead of them. [The Verge]