Samsung's request to stay Galaxy Nexus injunction denied by judge [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Remember last night when Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's request for a stay on the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1? Well, it looks like Judge Koh has made a similar decision regarding the Galaxy Nexus. A report out of Reuters says that the judge today rejected Samsung's request for a stay on the ban against the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung had asked that the injunction against the Galaxy Nexus be lifted until the company's appeal of the ban could be resolved, but Judge Koh opted not to grant Samsung a stay.
While this may not have been the result that Samsung was hoping for, the company says it has a plan to keep the Galaxy Nexus on shelves. Speaking to AllThingsD, Google and Samsung have said that they've prepared a software update that they expect will work around the multi-source search patent that led to the Galaxy Nexus's injunction. The patch should be released soon. Google is also planning to back Samsung up in its appeal of the ban, and both firms plan to make a case against the validity of the patent. We'll have to wait and see whether or not Google and Samsung's plans work out, but if you were worried that this injunction would prevent you from picking up a new Galaxy Nexus so that you can check out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, at least you can take solace in the fact that the companies are working to ensure that you can enjoy Google's latest Android treat.
UPDATE: The Galaxy Nexus is now unavailable for purchase from the Devices section of Google Play. The device is listed as being available "soon with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean," but so far it's not yet clear whether the sales of the Galaxy Nexus were ceased due to the injunction or simply so that Google could begin preloading devices with Android 4.1.
UPDATE 2: Google says that the Galaxy Nexus will start shipping out again next week. While Google wouldn't say exactly why sales have stopped for now, it did confirm that devices that are sent out next week will have Android 4.1.