Apple Deals Vicious Blow to Samsung; Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Banned in the US
As much as I hate to say this, strike two up for Apple. In a move that’s sure to bring a tear to the eye of many Android fanatics, the world’s most valuable company has scored its second legal victory against Samsung in less than a week.
Earlier in the week, US District Judge Lucy Koh issued a pre-trial injunction against Samsung, essentially banning the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States until the ongoing legal battle between the two electronics makers has been resolved. There’s strike one.
Friday, Judge Koh issued yet another injunction, this time banning the sale of the beloved Samsung Galaxy Nexus on United States soil. There’s strike two.
Definitely not the best news we’ve heard all week, but it could quite well be one of the biggest stories of the whole month, possibly even overshadowing all of the Google I/O goodness that has had us so happy as of late.
“Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products,” Judge Koh said in Friday’s ruling.
While, this definitely isn’t the end of the road for Sammy, it’s definitely going to be interesting to see how all of this plays out. We just hope that when the smoke clears, we can all look back on this some day and laugh — at Apple.