Galaxy Nexus Sales Ban Temporarily Lifted

Samsung and Google may be able to breathe easy for the time being, thanks to a new temporary conclusion in their patent case against Apple. Earlier this afternoon, it was reported by The Verge that the ban on the Galaxy Nexus has been temporarily suspended while a decision from the appeals court is issued. The decision to suspend the ban, which was made at Samsung’s request, will only be in effect until Apple has a chance to respond. Hopefully, the appeals court will soon decide whether or not to continue the ban for the remainder of the trial. Also worth noting, the similar patent infringement ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been upheld, and does in fact remain in effect.

Google has confirmed that the reason for the phone’s removal from the Play store was indeed because of the injunction. However, as we reported yesterday, the phone will indeed once again be available — with the latest version of Android — sometime next week. Continue watching the front page as this dramatic story continues to unfold, and to those of you hoping to get your hands on a Galaxy Nexus, the wait shouldn’t be much longer.

[The Verge]

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