A number of Galaxy devices are in the crosshairs
After last week's court ruling against Samsung found that the tech giant had violated Apple's patents and awarded the latter more than $1 billion in damages, the technology world awaited both companies' next moves. Now we know that Apple is seeking to prevent the sale of eight Samsung smartphones in the U.S., according to a document filed today.
While it might seem to be another huge blow for Samsung, the devices Apple is seeking to ban — notably the Galaxy S2 — are actually pretty dated at this point. The full list includes the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail. While some of the Galaxy S2 models are still offered by carriers, the selection is already limited, as these devices have already been replaced with newer models.
In addition to these devices, Apple is seeking to extend an existing ban on the wifi-only Galaxy Tab 10.1 that went into effect in June to the 4G-enabled version of the tablet. Apple's request came after the jury in the case found that the wifi version violated its patents, but failed to deliver a similar decision on the 4G version. It is Apple's contention that both versions are fundamentally the same, and thus both should be banned.
Even if Apple is successful in getting the ban extended, Samsung shouldn't suffer too much: It has already launched a successor to the tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
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