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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Still Banned in USA; Google Prepares Update to Fix That

When HTC had its phone held at US customs for infringing on Apple patents they solved that updating the devices and making them legal. That’s what Google will do now with the Galaxy Nexus, that’s just been banned from USA last week, after being found as infringing Apple’s patents.

Yesterday Judge Lucy Koh rejected the appeal on the ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and now it rejected the same measure for the Galaxy Nexus. The problem here is the Apple ‘604 patent related to unified search, that’s causing all this mess. Samsung has already appealed to the Federal Appeals Court to lift the Galaxy Nexus injunction, while Google is preparing its own software patch to solve the problem and remove the infringing portion of code.

In the meantime, Google has also taken the Galaxy Nexus off the Play Store shelves and now it’s listed as “Coming Soon”, at least till the patch arrives. Well, as long as it’s not a hardware/design infringements everything can be solved. Let’s see if Galaxy S III can make it through the month without a ban…