Samsung Says It’s Willing To Modify Phones To Avoid Apple Ban


Samsung confirmed on Tuesday that it will modify its smartphones if it fails to successfully fight Apple’s request to have devices banned in the US. Apple’s request to ban 8 smartphones in the US will not see a December 8th hearing to discuss the injunctions Apple wants to impose on Samsung’s products. Until the December 6th hearing, neither side can discuss any new injunctions until the hearing at the end of the year.

The delay isn’t like to make Apple happy, but Judge Koh made it clear her court calendar is full after the trial, so both Samsung and Apple knew a delay in the hearing date was possible.

For Samsung’s part, it will work to block any injunction, appeal any injunction granted by a Judge and then modify devices should the company’s appeals fail. There is no word on exactly what kind of changes Samsung would undertake, on what devices or how long such changes would take to go into effect.

“We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market,” a Samsung spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

The Verge, Wall Street Journal

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  • Taron19119

    So what this mean a update that well removed every thing im not updateing my phone

  • phuck Apple :)  and i like Apple lol

    • YoureProbADumbass

      Mod Edited.

      • Trevnerdio

        Chill bro.

  • elpajaro81

    they’re prolly going to modify touchwiz to not look like apple with all the square icons. i think you can see it in the new galaxy player they dropped the square icons.

  • guest

    All Samsung has to do is install ASOP android.  problem solved… at least for the software patents anyway.

    • Trevnerdio

      AOSP would be nice…except keep a few features of Samsung in and you’re good to go.

  • Cupcake

    By doing that, isn’t that like admitting guilt?

    • ceegii63

      they already lost so why not just admit it and improve on the new devices so this crap doesnt happen again, the tech world easily forgets problems of past devices when new toys come out

    • squiggleslash

      No, it’s admitting they’d be in contempt of court if they tried to sell the phones as-is, and would make huge losses if they couldn’t sell the phones at all.

  • ceegii63

    took $1.05 Billion for them to consider that huh? LIKE BOSS!!!

  • Mattcat03

    I think Samsung needs to send updates to all it’s banned phones and even the ones that are not banned. They need to tweak their touchwiz that would work around the infringe patents and work with the Carriers on deploying the update.  i definitely think they should use the latest Android version (Jelly Bean) as the platform.  It would be a great task but in the end it would be a win/win for the consumer and Samsung.  

  • Kurlee2900

     Apple is doing this because Samsung is the number1 saler and Apple is not anymore. Apple products sucks

    • Bud

      Its seller not saler.

      • Thepanttherlady

        It is it’s not its.

        • Tbyrne

          You forgot the , after it’s.

        • fkapple

           lol :)

        • Dags

          You forgot to put the nose in the smiley face. Lol.

    • No it’s because Samsung copied the iPhone the most.  HTC, LG, and the others didn’t have phones that look so similar to the iPhone. 

      • squiggleslash

        Samsung’s phones don’t really look much like the iPhone either. They do heavily resemble the phones Samsung was working on before the iPhone launched.

  • predation

    just use vanilla jelly bean. 

    • fixxmyhead

      yes because everyone automatically 100% likes stock  -___-

      • Trevnerdio

        Everyone should, much better than Touchwiz, save for a few features (not looks) of it.

        • fixxmyhead

          Uhmm that’s ur opinion. I find stock very boring. I prefer tw cuz it has cool and useful features. Stock is plain and has NO features that’s why its stock and why OEMs put a skin to better the UX. Idk why people hate it yet the Roms that people look up to like cm or aokp have tw features like status bar brightness, and now aokp even implemented the turn over to mute phone calls too both from tw. Most people are retarded and think tw is just a launcher (most think it is. I always see comments like “thanks to apex launcher tw is gone” and I’m like -__-) also there’s stock themes in case u guys also don’t like the look but man people gotta stop hating to try to look “pro”. If people are gonna hate ( i know its hip to hate tw)they should at least know what there talking about and know its not just a launcher.

        • Trevnerdio

          I just said looks only. I don’t like the look, I love the features. I’m not trying to look “pro” and believe it or not, I do know what I’m talking about. Obviously it’s not just a launcher, I’ve been using Android since the launch of the G1, I’ve been using Cyanogenmod since the myTouch 3G. I had to switch back from CM (which I never ever do) because I missed the cool features of Tw.

        • fixxmyhead

          Sorry I meant people in general I forgot to mention that. I didn’t mean u specifically but the majority of people that hate it and don’t know. Me too switched from aokp cuz I got bored of it

        • Trevnerdio

          Yeah that’s what I thought you meant but I wasn’t sure, sorry.

        • fixxmyhead

          No worries

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Unless they have another version of TouchWiz ready, tey might as well just send out a pure Android OTA w/o it. Trying to throw a modified version of their skin on a phone that isn’t ready won’t end well.

    • Trevnerdio

      Vanilla Android?? No…that would be too good of a thing.
      Keep the screenshot method, Samsung Music App, putting the phone to your face to instantly call someone, and I’ll take stock!

  • They’ll just change to a crappy version of TouchWiz and dump the existing stock at low prices. Value plan customers will have some inexpensive phones soon. I hope.

    • Eanfoso

      Lol someone is stuck on torchwood :)

  • fsured

    They may have already been working on the updates to the software during the trial and may before.  Back up plan in the event that they lost.

  • Jjlong

    They will make glue on sharp corners for their devices

  • Frigadroid

    LOL, really they would do that ? No shit Sherlock I guess they are willing to suffer the consequences of their actions only if they want to continue flooding the american market with cheap knock offs of successful American designs. Wow those corrupt corporate idiots at samsdung must think everyone is as ignorant as they are. What a bunch of jokers!

  • Chris

    Have anyone ever used the new touchwiz?
    It’s a lot better than the touchwiz they had before! 
    Stop judging it. I was hesitant to get the SGSIII because of touchwiz, but seriously since they hired cyan, everything just started falling to places for them — including a really smooth touchwiz.