Last Friday, Lucy Koh who is US District Judge in San Jose, CA granted apples request to block the sales of Galaxy Nexus. Samsung oppose the decision and asked to court for stay the ban awaiting resolution of plea. Samsung Galaxy nexus was objected by Apple who says that Nexus infringing on four patents of the Apple.
In details, Apple has said that Nexus’s feature known as “Quick Search Box” which search multiple sources through single interface is infringement to Apple’s Voice assistant Siri. Additional three infringements that apple has accused Samsung of the patents are Slide-to-unlock, word suggestion in touch screen and actionable linking.
Now after the legal dispute between the Samsung and apple, Google has decided to take a stand against Apple and assist the Samsung to fight the legal battle. Trusted Sources says that, Google will release the software update or patch release that will assist the Samsung Nexus phone to overcome the infringement charges.
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The repots says that, “Once the patch is released, phones that got updated with the patch will see the basic homescreen based quick search option which shows only results from the web, local search option will be disabled for the entire device. On the other hand, voice search option will not search results from the web.”
This patch will cause the restricted serach option, which will be helpful to the Samsung to get the injunction reversed if the smartphone doesn’t use unified search feature, which will be the big cause for contention.
Google has currently hold the sale of the phone from Google Play in USA. The description of the phone is also change which states “Galaxy HSPA+ (soon with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean)”. This gives the clue that Google has stopped the sales until the new update.
The current dispute between Samsung and Apple is because of search option in Samsung Nexus. With Jelly Bean Update, the smartphone will be equipped with Google Now, an app that is similar to Apple’s Siri. The software update or patch will hopefully pullout the Samsung from the legal dispute and avoid the ban.
As a clause of the Galaxy Nexus ban, Apple was ordered to post a bond of more than US $95 million to secure payment of any damages sustained by Samsung should the injunction be deemed a wrongful decision later.
Though the Samsung will secure from the ban but still this will be the victory for Apple as pre-trial injunctions are rarely granted.
Source of Post is Reuters