Samsung has had more then its fair share of legal disputes with Apple when it comes to patent violations with all of these lawsuits impacting product launches and their revenue. The Galaxy Nexus phone is a joint venture between Samsung and Google and even before the Android phone had a chance to really make any impact within the marketplace, it was brought to a screeching halt by Apple.
It seems however that both Samsung and Google are working together to develop a software fix that will allow the Nexus phone to resume sales again. In the case of the Nexus phone, it was an Apple injunction which forced Google into removing the device from their Google Play store. Samsung had asked for a last minute stay from the court, but this was denied meaning that both companies are now looking at other options so that they can restart sales. By all accounts, a software fix is now in the works that will allow the sale of the Galaxy Nexus phone.
According to the court, the Galaxy Nexus phone was found to be infringing on several Apple patents including universal search, auto correct, slide to unlock and word recommendations. Arguments in front of the court will continue with lawyers stating that universal search was available well before Apple’s patent came into play, but the quick fix for this will come by way of a software update. If all goes according to plan, we could see the Galaxy Nexus available for purchase by next week.