Nov 16 AT 4:15 PM Edgar Cervantes 8 Comments

Samsung: Alright Apple, we are back to business in Germany with the Galaxy Tab 10.1N


Those that have been following the patent wars know that it has become quite a mess. One of Apple‘s most notable moves thus far was a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany due to the similarity in the Devices’ front look. Apple may have won that battle, but it seems like Samsung did not give up on the war, and is now back to business in Germany.

Samsung has re-designed the look of the Tab 10.1, and has named it the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The design is not remarkably different, though; Samsung has extended the bezel to cover part of the front (wraps around the tablet), and added what seems to be speakers (or dual microphone) to the front. Not too much of a hassle, right? If nothing else, Samsung’s “redesign” has proven that these issues are simply not big enough to take to court.

After this move, German customers can now get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N without needing to import it. We will now have to play the waiting game to see if Apple will try to take things further with the new design. Knowing Apple, they will definitely try to take pursue further legal action if at all possible. It looks like Samsung is confident enough about their move.

In the meantime, Samsung has managed to sidestep Apple’s lawsuit, and should be selling these bad boys in Germany very soon. Are any of our German readers going for a Galaxy Tab 10.1N? Or would you rather go for one of the better upcoming tablets by now? Do you think Apple will try to make another move on this?

Via: Engadget

Source: FOSS Patents

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Nathan

    Good apple can’t slow down Samsung for long

  • AppleFUD

    I actually prefer the new design, especially since the speakers are now facing you–like the PlayBook, actually works very well.

    Not to mention the metal will give some added support to the sides where all the pressure from holding is. . . .

  • bryanl

    They should have called it the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Fun Undiscovered. The 10.1FU for short.

    • The Omega Man

      LOL so true.

    • O

      Haha nice one

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    Right on Samsung, proving that ban is as lame as the recent legal actions from the company who banned them in the first place. Patent War has to stop for the good of us all.

  • KatSelezneva

    Instead of developing new technologies, Apple is trying to hinder its rivals and the whole market with its patient lawsuits. Clash of the Titans: Samsung vs. Apple

  • pritams

    go beat ‘em…..