A sales ban ordered on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the United States has been temporarily lifted, Bloomberg reports. Samsung’s request of a stay on the ban was approved by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh, but the temporary lift will only last until Apple provides the judge with new information she has requested, which is due by July 12th. By then, however, it shouldn’t matter — Google confirmed that a software patch will be issued next week to address the universal search technology Samsung’s smartphone was found to be infringing. Earlier on Friday, Samsung’s request to stay a sales ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet was rejected.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.