The Android platform continues to grow with South Korean company Samsung being one of the biggest players now in the mobile market, but it is experiencing a number of court battles with rival Apple who have now managed to get a ban on the Galaxy Nexus in the US.
A few days ago we told you that Apple had successfully managed to get a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country, and now according to The Guardian a judge in the US has banned the sale of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
The ruling comes after Apple claimed that the handset had copied some of the technology that is found in the iPhone, and the two bans will now be in force until the case reaches court. The two companies have been going at each other for a number of months now battling through courts in a variety of countries around the world.
This latest decision was awarded yesterday by Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, and comes only a few days after the same judge upheld the ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy 10.1. Apple started its patent wars back in 2010 as the growth of the Android platform threatens the company’s reign in the mobile market, and many believe that Apple has only made these claims as it fears that Samsung is posing a serious threat to its market share in the smartphone world.
Kristin Hogue from Apple accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of its own mobile products, and at the time of writing Samsung has yet to comment on the ruling. The new injunction was given the addition that Apple set aside a bond of over $95 million to cover any damages that Samsung may incur if the ruling is later deemed to be the wrong decision.
Do you think that Samsung has copied Apple?