In what seems to be a continuous “on-again, off-again” story, The Verge is reporting that the Galaxy Nexus is once again available on the Google Play Store. Yesterday, the ban on the Galaxy Nexus — which was originally put into effect on June 29th — was temporarily lifted at Samsung’s request.
Today, it appears that Google has taken advantage of the opportunity and re-listed the phone on the Play Store. The phone will most likely remain on sale until Apple has had a chance to respond to the request, and when that occurs, the appeals court will make a decision as to if the ban on the phone will remain lifted.
Google has said that the version of Android that ships with the phone will have a workaround for the patent dispute, and according to the Play store, the phone is still noted to “soon” come with Android 4.1, Jellybean. The phone is currently scheduled to ship within 1-2 weeks, but there has been no word from Google as to why. Whatever the case, you may want to go ahead and order one while you have a chance, because who knows what will happen next in this seemingly endless patent dispute.