Recent injunction has Apple sending letters to retails to pull product.
The ongoing legal battles between Samsung and Apple look like they are going to continue for the foreseeable future. And there appears to be no end in sight. One would think that Apple is fighting for their very existence with all of the actions and efforts they are undertaking. The most recent action was the granting of injunctions to Apple to block the sale of the Galaxy Nexus which is a very popular phone. The Galaxy Nexus issue is a continuing legal battle and there is activities which allow the Galaxy Nexus to continue to be sold.
The injunction by Apple is a big deal and Apple has taken the step of sending letters ordering retails to stop selling the Galaxy Nexus. This would appear to be heavy handed on the part of Apple, though Apple would probably disagree with that statement. There are a number of activities going on in an effort to stop the injunction from remaining in effect against Samsung and the Galaxy Nexus.
The first is activities by Samsung to stay the ban and have an emergency hearing before the courts. This has resulted in the Galaxy Nexus returning to store shelves and available on the Google Play Store. That is good news on a temporary basis for those who are looking to purchase the Galaxy Nexus. This one will be decided very quickly and may result on the injunction being upheld.
The other activity being done is to make changes to the Galaxy Nexus so that it does not violate the court injunction. This is being done by Google for the purpose of removing local search from the Galaxy Nexus to take the phone out of being in violation of the patent. Google will be issuing this as a software update to Android 4.0. There are reports for the Sprint Galaxy S3 having local search being removed. And this is all part of efforts to make sure Samsung is not violating the patent referred to in the Galaxy Nexus case. We can expect other US wireless carriers to remove the local server from the Galaxy S3 with the next OS update.
All of this is ongoing between Apple and Samsung. These two giants have been going at it for over a year in the courts and there are no signs of things letting up anytime soon. At the moment, consumers are the losers in this battle.