Samsung has had more then its share of legal cases and the last thing that the Korean company wants to do is lock horns with Apple once again. In a proactive approach to avoid any legal troubles with their Galaxy S III Android phone, Samsung has pushed out an over the air update that the company hopes will ensure that there is no ban on the sale of its device.
Samsung has described this update as a “stability update” but the reality is that this update is actually a little more then this. Essentially, this update removes an integrated Android function which is the ability to search on the device. This isn’t the first time that we have seen the company address this feature as the company with support from Google rolled out a similar patch to disable the feature on the Galaxy Nexus. Again, the reason behind this patch was to head off any possible sales injunction.
By taking the proactive approach of releasing this patch, Samsung’s hope is to avoid any Apple legal action and with more then 10 million handsets already sold, any injunction would certainly prove to be a major hit to the company’s bottom line. I guess the question that remains now is how will customers respond to the loss of the universal search function as it is a feature that many users like.