In a big blow to Samsung and Google, a judge has banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US pending the outcome of a patent dispute with Apple.
The reasoning behind the judge on this decision is that she, Judge Lucy Koh, believed that Apple had a good chance of proving that Samsung infringed on the patents.
The ban of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes on the back of her also banning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last week.
To enforce this injunction, Apple will have to post a $100 million dollar bond which is a drop in the ocean for the world’s most valuable company. If Samsung win’s the case then this bond will go toward payments of damages.
In Australia, we are still able to purchase Samsung Galaxy Nexus plans however with Apple so keen to block Samsung, we may not have much longer to purchase their products before Australia goes the same way as the US.
The Apple iPhone has long held the top spot for smartphone sales in the UK. There have however been a number of Android devices snapping at the heals of the iPhone’s dominance. Previously the Samsung Galaxy S2 was the device challenging the iPhone 4S however the age of the device meant that it never posed a serious threat.
It’s big brother however, is a completely different kettle of fish. The Samsung Galaxy S3 was released recently and is destined to become Samsung‘s best selling phone. With this title also comes the fact that it will be a serious contender to the Apple iPhone’s dominance. The main reason being that this device features hardware that is more advanced than the iPhone 4S and also comes off the back of the hugely successful Galaxy S2.
In Australia, Samsung Galaxy S3 Plans and iPhone 4S plans are on par in terms of pricing so it will be interesting who ends up winning the battle.
One of the firms that has been struggling in the smartphone war is HTC. They had a few years of great devices however over a period of a couple years, they’ve seen their dominance subside substantially.
They have pulled out all the stops to try to stem this flow and have released the HTC One X which is possibly the phone that will get them back into the game.
The HTC One X is a phone which is made of polycarbonate and is white and sleek. The HTC One X has a Super LCD display which has a resolution of 720p.
HTC is well known for their Sense software which overlays the vanilla Android software. The HTC One X comes with a new version of HTC Sense and improves on many areas of previous versions of the software.
In Australia you can purchase HTC One X plans for great prices now since the Samsung Galaxy S3 has also been released.