Google Confirms Galaxy Nexus Pulled From Shelves Due To Injunction

In a non-surprising move, Google has confirmed to ABC News that the Galaxy Nexus was pulled off the market due to the recent injunction granted to Apple. For its part, Google said it would begin selling the Galaxy Nexus again next week with the latest Android ROM, Jelly bean, which addresses the issues in dispute.

Google had mentioned as of the most recent court decision that they were working on a fix for the “quick search box,” which is at the center of Apple's court case. As a reminder, the current argument rests on Google's GSM Galaxy Nexus models currently being sold through the Google Play store.

For its part, Samsung expressed their own frustration in reaction to the injunction and vowed to:

“…Continue to pursue an appeal of the Galaxy Nexus preliminary injunction…Meanwhile, we are also working closely with Google to resolve this matter, as the patent in question concerns Google's unified search function.”

ABC News

 

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  • badbob001

    I don’t really understand how this patent only affects the Ice cream Sandwich version of the Nexus. How is the ‘quick search box’ different and patent-proof in Jelly Bean?

  • badbob001

    I don’t really understand how this patent only affects the Ice cream Sandwich version of the Nexus. How is the ‘quick search box’ different and patent-proof in Jelly Bean?

    • 21stNow

       Maybe the new search box will only search the internet, instead of contacts, apps, etc.

      • remister

        That is correct. Better root and get the a modified Jellybean ROM!

        • Sanman202

          Or don’t accept the OTA update. That will be tough to lay off of though..ha

      • Sanman202

        Yes, the new search feature will just be for the Internet search. Jellybean will be here for sure now with this patch. Just got the Gnex on Monday and it’s a great device. JB should only make it smooth as butter as they say.  

      • Sanman202

        Yes, the new search feature will just be for the Internet search. Jellybean will be here for sure now with this patch. Just got the Gnex on Monday and it’s a great device. JB should only make it smooth as butter as they say.  

  • Grimbeaver

    Our patent system is so broken.  At least the UK had the good sense to invalidate the stupid swipe to unlock patent.  Can we get an antitrust lawsuit against apple for all their ridiculous patent wars please?  Seems like pretty anti-competitive behavior to me.

  • Grimbeaver

    Our patent system is so broken.  At least the UK had the good sense to invalidate the stupid swipe to unlock patent.  Can we get an antitrust lawsuit against apple for all their ridiculous patent wars please?  Seems like pretty anti-competitive behavior to me.

  • MrDenver_Pie

    So the main argument behind this entire issue is the text box at the top of the screen used to enter a search in that I barely use?  That is what Apple currently screaming about?  Hasn’t that been a feature of the Android OS for sometime now?  And how is providing a search capability a violation of a patent?  Anyone want to buy an iPod?  Freaking Apple!  Some how I think they are behind the delay of the Note!

  • remister

    So Jelly Bean is going to be released next week? Thank you Apple!
    Apple is just scared that the Nexus is a sexy piece of phone that is being sold so cheap, out of contract! 

    • Chad

      And the fact that ios is having a hard time keeping up with Android. I just watched both Google and Apple 2012 developer keynotes the other night and everything coming to ios this Fall Android already has it now in Ice Cream Sandwich. I think Apple is starting to actually feel threaten by the advances Google is making in the mobile industry.

      • remister

        I guess the model of just updating bits of pieces of hardware every year or so is getting to Apple. 4.0 screen, psh, try again Apple.

  • remister

    So Jelly Bean is going to be released next week? Thank you Apple!
    Apple is just scared that the Nexus is a sexy piece of phone that is being sold so cheap, out of contract! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/B6JOEBL6C2ZM6LVGGPGEEM2FAM Bob_ahblah

    Next will be a lawsuit against Google’s Project Glass. Apple is rumored to be working on the same.

    According to a patent granted to Apple earlier this week, the company is among those toying with the idea of wearable displays. As noted by Apple Insider, patent No. 8,212,859 covers “peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays,” specifically mentioning see-through display technology that may find a home in some type of connected eyewear. The patent, which Apple
    first applied for in 2006, describes “methods and apparatus, including
    computer program products, implementing and using techniques for
    projecting a source image in a head-mounted display apparatus for a
    user.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/apple-may-working-project-glass-wearable-displays-155545824.html

  • Sigewulf

    It seems that Verizon and Sprint are still selling the Nexus. Are CDMA models exempt?

    • Sanman202

      Yes, the article states the Sprint and Verizon models are not affected by this. Quote: ”
      As a reminder, the current argument rests on Google’s GSM Galaxy Nexus models currently being sold through the Google Play store.”

  • Ps4eva

    #boycottapple

    • Seanmmvi

      sign me up… but apple has brainwashed too many people…

    • Herb

       More like #recallLucyKoh

  • Numlock3

    CDMA (Verizon and Sprint) Galaxy Nexus are not “true” Nexus phones. They still have carrier bloatware. Only the unlocked GSM versions are truly Nexus phones, updated by Google.  

    • FILA

      Amen

  • Xzx

    It’s difficult for me to understand how a Google staple, the Google search box (unified), a Google standard for many years now (long before the iPhone) violates Apple patents. The very idea seems ludicrous. 

  • Xzx

    It’s difficult for me to understand how a Google staple, the Google search box (unified), a Google standard for many years now (long before the iPhone) violates Apple patents. The very idea seems ludicrous. 

  • Brian

    All u jellybean users better learn to get ur hack on haha. how could u patent something that searches the whole phone for whatever you type in? i’ve been doing that since windows 95 lol

  • Brian

    All u jellybean users better learn to get ur hack on haha. how could u patent something that searches the whole phone for whatever you type in? i’ve been doing that since windows 95 lol

  • Dumbass

    That is too funny that this involves a function that I would imagine a majority dont even use. 
    If Apple has to win at least make it over something good! 

    • Dumbass

      So Apple spent all this time and money over the ability to search for contacts and apps directly from the google search bar?
      LOLOLOL!

    • IRIE4IPIER

      Exactly, I actually go into the search settings and disable this feature because it annoys me. When I press search, it is to search the internet only. As for apple being awarded this injunction leads me to believe they hat this judge in their pockets. This is thee stupidest reason to go out and BAN another companies product ad if its really causing apple damages.
      Its gonna be a happy day when Google goes after apple for all the search patents they have and most importantly, NOTIFICATION BAR! Apple needs to either remove that from their lame OS, or pay up.

      • Dumbazz

        LOL!
        So you are implying illegal bribes got this verdict?
        We’re you there during the proceedings?
        Maybe it was simply that the Apple case had merit?
        No no no bribery sounds sexier.

        • TMOREP

          do you think it could maybe have something to do with the fact that Lucy Koh used to work for the law firm that represents Apple? No, that would be hard to believe. Lucy Koh is honorable and wouldnt have a conflict of interest. YEAH RIGHT!!!!

  • IRIE4IPIER

    Why do I get the feeling David loves him some Apple news? This crud has absolutely nothing to do with T-Mobile, the galaxy nexus isn’t a T-Mobile phone, so this has something to do with David feeding his fellow apple sheep and annoying us Android users.

    • Dumbazz

      WOW are you on crack?
      The GN works on T-Mobile in addition to tthe million iPhone users on the network.
      Do you really take the iPhone this personally?
      Seek therapy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

         I think some of the android guys need therapy. The blind hatred for a company because they’ve sued another company is retarded. Neither Google or Apple care about you, knows you or pays you yet people are acting as though Apple has spit on their your mother.

    • RegionalGM

      I am an Android user and this is great news!
      Get a life dude!

    • Detroit1334

      They are only banning it on GSM networks which tmobile uses. If this was a CDMA, Verizon or Sprint blog you might have a point.

    • Herb

      If you don’t like it, don’t click on it and take the time to comment, numbskull.

      This post is relevant to me. Standing here. Reading this blog. On my GNex. In a T-mobile store.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

        Why, you already have the phone

      • IRIE4IPIER

        Now why would this be relevant to you when you already have the phone you he she? This affects you in way shape or form.

  • rslh

    Will we ever see the Nexus in the TMO line up? Just wondering since I’m debating whether I should get the unlocked version or wait a bit or switch to Verizon?! ZOINKS!

    • remister

      You know you can purchase it through the Play Store (when it is available) and the Nexus will work with Tmobile bands. The Nexus is an unlocked phone, so it was work with most GSM carriers, as it always has.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    that was a complete waste of time and money on apple part. google has already stated the galaxy nexus will be available again next week with jellybean.

  • Daswahnsinn

    I call fubar. This is so stupid. I think this judge should be barred from making decisions she can’t understand. MORONS 
    #boycottapple 

  • Bkidko

    Verizon.and Sprint versions cannot search contacts and apps?

  • Bonay

    Who the heck buys apple anyways. It has ALWAYS been a IBM world!

  • Enoel69

    I had washed my hands from the GNex after i sent mine back due to some issue i was having with it..couple that with the lack of an SD card slot, camera issues. Thought of getting another one but decided to wait for the next JB Nexus device or devices but at $ 350 i might decide to get the GNex with JB. On the other hand there will be not one but maybe five JB Nexus devices in 5 to 6 month time. My other problem is that i don’t have a marquee working device..resorted to using my old N1 with its low memory issues and seriously considering buying the Samsung GS3 to hold me off till the new Nexus devices….decision galore. So my best decision to go with is..buy the GS3 and then buy the Nexus 7 Tab and enjoy JB

    • s10shane

      hey what kind of issues did u have with the galaxy nexus? i had the gsm one running on tmobile and i had a lot of issues with wifi disconnecting when download anything and when it did stay connected i had poor download speeds. u can see in my video on youtube here 
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mliIsHU9oU&feature=plcp also i had the international one not the one in the google play market.

  • Noah Seibel

    Should I sell my tmo gs2 and buy the unlocked GSM nexus?

    • Hmmm

      They are pretty much the same phone. The major diff is that the Nexus has a better screen with stock android and a sexy looking package. So to just root your phone and put a stock rom into it. 

      • WW

        Don’t forget that the GNex doesn’t include expandable memory.  That’s a pretty significant point.   
          
        I don’t own the GS2 so don’t know but think it has a micro SD slot.

    • Mike_A

      It is an excellent phone, and with it running the newest and latest version of android , yes I think that is a good idea. the SGS 2 is an awesome phone though to, so… either way you go you are good.

  • Tim Crook

    I used to spend a lot of money, both personally and in my business, on Apple products.  No more.  Their childish behavior and bullying tactics have done me with them.  Lest they forget they were whining in the early ’80′s about IBM being a bully.  And they certainly turn a blind eye to all the copying they’ve done, stealing concepts from Windows Mobile, Palm and Android, not to mention the Jailbreak Developer’s Team.  The irony is that they ran out and patented the slide lock concept that they’re beating Samsung over the head with and yet Apple copied that concept from Windows Mobile.

  • Mike_A

    NOT A WHOLE WEEK! what a disaster!? I already have mine for one, have had it for close to three months and aside from some wifi issues here and there the thing is bulletproof it is arguably the best smartphone I’ve ever owned and is almost perfect, I cannot wait to see what they do for their next nexus phone but for the time being, I could not be happier.

  • Mike_A

    Also; Hopefully if they install JB on the new devices they send out in the coming weeks I hope it’ll be easy to download or to get the update for the current ones ( I know it is a nexus device just hope they send out the update quickly) i’m excited for the new changes.

  • Herb

    I think everyone is worried about nothing. I find it hard to believe that Google would drop contacts and app searches when they can use web services to serve that search function instead of local search.

  • Sigewulf

    The Nexus sales injunction has been temporarily lifted until July 12th. 

  • Elder Mo

    Google nexus web site back to taking order BUT the delivery day is 2-3 weeks.