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Samsung dodges U.K. sales ban, Galaxy Tab 10.1 ‘not as cool’ as iPad

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jul 9th, 2012 9:35AM EDT

U.K. Judge Colin Birss has ruled that Samsung can continue selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the region because the Android tablet is “not as cool” as the iPad and therefore is unlikely to be confused with Apple’s slate. Samsung’s Galaxy line of tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Judge Birss said according to Bloomberg. “They are not as cool.” Apple has 21 days to appeal the judge’s ruling. The Cupertino, California-based company had filed a complaint in the U.K., as it has done in numerous other venues, alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 design copies its iPad tablet. A similar Apple claim resulted in a short-lived sales ban in Germany late last year, however Samsung tweaked its tablet design and was allowed to continue selling the device.

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