In the wake of the monumental decision that found Samsung guilty of infringing on several Apple smartphone patents, the Korean maker of Android devices is currently working with carriers to update handsets facing sales bans. The hope is that changes to remove infringing software elements will circumvent the ruling of Judge Lucky Koh’s court and keep devices on the market.
Samsung has software workarounds ready to go awaiting the deployment of updates by US carrier partners. But the efforts could be all for naught, as a software fix will do little to skirt rulings on hardware design, of which most of the devices in question were found guilty. Samsung still looks to fight this one in court through the appeals process, which could take some time, but for the short term they will do everything they can to keep their hardware on the market.