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Apple Won’t Delay Samsung Galaxy S3 Launch Thanks to Judge Ruling

Shortly after Samsung announced Galaxy SIII availability in the U.S., Apple filed to amend an injunction of theirs against the Korean phone maker. They were hoping to stop the launch of the device which most carriers were expecting to release on June 21. Judge Lucy Koh, who is overseeing the case that Apple was hoping to add the Galaxy SIII to, decided that this move would be too much and essentially told them they would have to wait. Apparently her calendar was busy enough, and trying to get this block done by June 21 would be too much for her to handle.

While this doesn’t cancel out the trial over patents that is set to take place in July, this does at least assure of a smooth launch for the device here in the States. +1 to that.

Via:  Reuters

Cheers Faustic!

  • alikkuswara

    http://samsunggalaxysiiicellphone.com/ to get best price and deals for Samsung Galaxy S III, also u can see comparison of Samsung Galaxy S III with iPhone 4S, HTC One X, and Lumia 900.

  • i preffer one x or lg optimus 4x hd than iphone4s lumia900 or SGS3

  • I suspect she preordered the beauty….Me too.-)

  • CharlesJorgenson

    HAHAHA Judge: Don’t feed the trolls Us: FINALLY

  • I had my S3 for a week now and I love it. Haha I have one and you dont haha suckers

  • Guest

    This 1 judge is apparently the only judge in the world????
    And she’s “too busy” to deal with this case.

    • Why? You complaining bro? You sound like you’re complaining.

    • Droidzilla

      Your butt; does it hurt? Are you . . . butt-hurt?

      • bob martin jr.

        You face, does it hurt? Are you. . . face hurt?

        • Droidzilla


    • chris125

      Because that is the judge overseeing the case of apple suing Samsung and trying to add the sgs3 to that lawsuit set to begin June 30.

  • Lord Dextro

    Sounds like the Judges are starting to realize that they are being “gamed” by companies (looking to gain a competitive edge) and started to play games of their own.

  • James Silva

    Who cares! If you sue Samsung this week, then it’s probably Moto the weeek after next! And if you don’t sue Moto the week after next, then it’s probably HTC after that… See where I’m getting at? Technology has surpassed Apple’s proprietary (old) technology! The bar has been raised and the sheep have finally come to their senses only to realize that their two year old phone has been renamed with a S and not LTE!

    • Droidzilla

      With Google purchasing Moto Mobility, I very much doubt Apple will instigate a lawsuit against them in the near future.

      • Droidfan

        Judge Posner just handed Apple their hat and told them to hit the road…in a suit against Motorola. Sanity may prevail yet.

  • New_Guy

    I can’t help but feel that a few carriers with deep pockets helped influence her… “schedule” ..



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  • truename

    Suck it Apple!

  • GS3FTW

    Will this still be true for Verizon’s late July 9th launch?

    • TD

      I don’t think Verizon has a real launch date yet, just a pre-order “ship by” date. I’m hoping for them to launch before June is over.

      • michael arazan

        Verizon- Just give us your money, we’ll figure the rest of this [email protected] out later when we feel like it

        • Ken Bosse

          like the HTC Thunder Bolt? ugh i hope i dont have to go through that again

  • jj

    apple got bitten………haha

  • kevin

    You know im happy for this ruiling but on the other hand i guess part of me wishes it gets the same kind of publicity it deserves just like the iphone because it is far superior

  • David Blakesley

    Heck yeah! I can’t wait to finally replace my Droid X with a shiny new GS3.

  • i’d be pissed if i had to lose sleep over this type of nonsense of apple’s. i’d definitely bump them down to the bottom of my list.

    • WickedToby741

      Just out of curiosity, where exactly are they at on your list now?

      • lol

      • Droidzilla

        To be fair, child molesters and rapists and stuff still rank below Apple. But Apple did manage to edge out “douchebags that answer their phones during movies” on my list.

  • Chocolate

    Nice, suck on that Apple!

  • at a personal level, i’m sure judge is sick of apple’s whining as much as the world

    • New_Guy

      I’m sure it had more to do with the deep pockets of a few unnamed carriers =)…

  • She is busy waiting for the S3 to come out!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      You’d think she’d want to keep it in.




      Actually, “Apple do you like apples? HOW ABOUT THEM APPLES”

  • chris125

    Now ship our preorders Verizon! !

  • justaddh3o

    Well thank jeezy. 1 less thing to worry about

  • xFenixKnightx

    Samsung really upped their game with the new TW. Only thing I still hate is that horrid messaging app icon. *Shudders

    • NicholasMicallef

      I don’t mind it. then again I didn’t keep touchwiz launcher more then two weeks lol. It definitely has some must have features which should be stock though.

  • Tommy Thompson

    *slow clap* for the Judge!

  • xFenixKnightx

    Nice! This will sell like hotcakes!

    • it’ll sell like ice cream sandwiches

      • New_Guy

        Nice correction

        • NicholasMicallef

          come to think of it there never was and will be an android hotcakes version sine the version starting with h is called honeycomb (hotcakes would not have fitted here though 🙁 )

    • hot_spare

      It would..Check this video (it’s long). I am sure no other phone can do this. Just awesome.

      • justincase_2008

        OTG and android start with the Xoom and Honeycomb. The Gnex can use OTG cables with mice keyboards and more. Im pretty sure anything running 3.2 or higher can use the OTG cable like this.

        • hot_spare

          Not true..
          GS2 had USB OTG even though it was running GB.
          It also worked with PS3 controller.
          HOX on other hand don’t have USB OTG. CHeck XDA, lots of threads confirming that no OTG support for HOX even thought it’s running ICS. Also, have you seen another phone that can power an external HDD like SGS3? I don’t know any.