Jul 3rd, 2012

We told you it wasn’t looking good for the Galaxy Nexus. And just like yesterday where US District Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request to temporarily lift a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the same request for the Galaxy Nexus has been shot down. Saw this one coming a mile away. But don’t fret. It’s not all “doom and gloom” for Samsung. Apparently, they’ve teamed up with Google and are hard at work developing a software patch that will work around the Apple’s alleged patent infringement claim. Let’s just hope it’s not as much of an inconvenience as that “workaround” HTC came up with in order to get One X’s and EVO LTE’s on everyone’s doorsteps. Ugh, that Apple… they really know how to chap our hides, don’t they? If I was a panda, I’d walk right into Tim Cook’s office and…

UPDATE: According to The Verge, they’ve just received word from Google that the software patch will, in fact, dumb down the search function found inside Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In a future update that could begin rolling out as quickly as tonight, Android’s search function will soon only pull search queries from the web — not from your contacts, and not from installed applications. As lame as that sounds, anything Google can do to put Galaxy Nexus’ back on the Google Play’s virtual store shelves, I’m content with. I know I would sleep better at night knowing the world has a chance to leave their dreadful iPhone (and control of their overseer), for a truly innovative smartphone.

[Reuters | AllThingsD]

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