Oct 19 AT 4:06 PM Dustin Earley 12 Comments

Samsung says Galaxy Nexus has been patent proofed against Apple

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If you thought the Galaxy Nexus would be the latest device to get caught up in the Apple vs Samsung lawsuits currently taking place around the globe, think again.

Samsung’s mobile president, Shin Jong-kyun, told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency that the Galaxy Nexus was designed with the company’s current legal problems in mind. He said he’s not totally sure the Galaxy Nexus “will be 100 percent free” of legal troubles, but it shouldn’t face the same scenario the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II have.

In the lawsuits currently taking place, Samsung hasn’t had the best of luck. The company has had to put a hold on sales or update devices that violate patent laws in the Netherlands and Australia. Germany and the United States have also made decisions in Apple’s favor. Samsung has filed suits against Apple in Australia and Japan that could put a hold on sales of the iPhone 4S, but it’s going to be awhile before any final decisions are made in court.

With the Galaxy Nexus set to go on sale in November, the initial release of the device should go off without a problem. Hopefully, it stays that way.

Source: CNET

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • RockinEvo

    Good for them, Apple think of a new way of beating ur comp oh how is that new notification bar working for u

    • Jaz

      Nothing exciting! Then stick with your closed, and widgetless ios while i enjoy my open android os that rocks. It might have looked shabby to some people during the previews on video but when you get your hands on it, it is going to be awesome. If you don’t like it then good for you. who cares, there are plenty of people who do like it and are going to enjoy using it.

    • http://genesischess.com/ MJM128

      Out of curiosity, is iOS exciting? Does it turn you on?

  • Richard Yarrell

    Apple is clearly a disgrace.. Innovation is all that matters and at the end of the day apple has given up being innovative years ago. I applaud HTC and SAMSUNG fully..

    • wow richard

      where does it say something about HTC on this article?

      stop bring it up HTC on every freaking comment of yours…it’s irritating…..we get it you like HTC get over it you turd..

    • squiddy20

      No, YOU are clearly the disgrace for saying Apple is a “disgrace”. Sure, Apple has done some pretty low things lately, but they’ve also done some pretty great things. It’s sad that you fail to realize this.

  • Tom

    LOL samsung sucks and isn’t innovative at all.HTC is innovative not samshit

    • Mike

      Shut your face troll

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    Manufacturers used to make their products in order to satisfy their desires and the need of their costumers. now they have to design around the idea the product may not even be able to be sold ’cause of the Patents War. This is stupid, but good for Samsung for thinking ahead and preparing themselves, but shame on Apple, a company that should be all about innovation and the future, for shutting down the ways of free development.

    Soon well be passing from “Sure, look at this phone, is quad-core!” to “Man look at this phone, it be can be sold in ANY country and is not enrolled in some bureaucratic battle”.

  • nexusjayke

    If you support apple in this your a tool. Long live open source!!!

  • Sam G

    Lols if Apple sues them for stealing their notification tray. Jks