In case you missed the news, this week Apple was granted an injunction and sales ban of Samsung and Google’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you’ll know that Apple vs Samsung (and others) has been a huge legal discussion as of late. After Google pulled the Nexus from their online store this week they’ve now confirmed it will be back next week ready to rock.
You can clearly see the “coming soon” and “notify me” parts of the image above, where Google has stopped sales of their flagship device. There are a few reasons for that however. One is the sales ban brought forth from this ever-growing (and ridiculous) set of Apple lawsuits, and because they’ll be shipping it later next week with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Along with Jelly Bean Google’s also promised a quick and small fix that will prevent it from being attacked by Apple’s slew of lawyers. The ban was based on Android using unified search (searching across all apps and music) on the device in one easy system — something that makes logical sense yet Apple had patented. Google confirmed today to ABC News that a fix is in the works, and the device will go back on sale and be shipping next week on the Play Store.
If you’re a bit fed up with all these lawsuits against Android lately, you aren’t alone. For now however check out our Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean Review right here, then stay tuned for more details on these petty lawsuits and the Galaxy Nexus next week. We expect the Galaxy Nexus and new Jelly Bean powered Nexus 7 to start shipping late next week or shortly after.
Can’t we all just get along?