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U.S. Judge Grants Motion in Favor of Apple to Ban Galaxy Nexus

Well, this is unfortunate news to end the week with. Back in February, Apple targeted the Galaxy Nexus for their next patent battle, claiming it infringed on 4 of theirs (one being slide-to-unlock), and today, a judge ruled in favor of them. The actual ruling hasn’t been made public yet, so we aren’t sure which of the patents the judge has decided Android is infringing upon. This could lead to a ban of the device here in the U.S.

As more of this unfolds, we will do our best to update this post.

Via:  The Verge

Cheers Nick!

  • summit1986

    Those who cannot innovate, litigate.

  • Yikes… Now that Jobs is dead looks like Apple is going the way of Yahoo, with buying up patents and then suing other who use tech similar to those patents. This is totally wrong and needs to be outlawed in the US, because the only people it hurts in the end is us, the consumer. I hope they lose then then Google turns around and not only sues them for Apple using the notification bar, but also sues them for costing them millions in having to hold back their device.

  • I’m pretty sure my Gnexus’s lockscreen looks absolutely nothing like the iPhones…

  • xxdesmus

    If you can’t compete…

  • I don’t get how they can sue Samsung for something that is built into Android? The Judge should have dismissed this and Apple honestly should have sued Google not Samsung.

  • kidheated

    I just had an idea. Apple should employ the use of that search patent they seem so fond of and try and find their balls… cause their actions are straight bitch.

  • iKing_1

    My fandroid friends, I offer you this quote from the late, great Steven P. Jobs when he introduced the iPhone to the world in January 2007:
    “We have filed for over 200 patents for all of the inventions in the iPhone…..AND WE INTEND TO PROTECT THEM”.

    Obviously they didn’t take him seriously……I bet they do now. As in the words of Malcolm X, “The chickens have come home to roost” 🙂

  • Bob Martin

    Apple still doesnt get it. While they are spending weeks or even months trying to get one phone or one phone company banned about another 50 android phones are being built and released from different companies. and most of them are better then the phone they are trying to get banned. Don’t get mad at news like this. Just laugh at Apples stupidity.

    • quiklives

      The problem here is that it’s a Nexus device, and (at least some of) the particular patents that they are trolling are basic Android functions. So while they may be suing Samsung, they are going after Google and Android at a pretty basic level.

  • ufmd

    Now, where did I leave my
    William Tell outfit?

  • kidheated

    I’m just curious to know how a former criminal law attorney and newly appointed judge, is the right person to be making a call on a technology case… especially one that could have such a big outcome on the industry? How can a decision on any topic be correct if the deciding party has no knowledge of the subject matter? I wish *pple as a whole, was a person, I’d kick him (goal kick) in the nuts.

  • Heartless12

    Smh wow that’s really crazy apple really has nothing better else to do but go around suing people what’s next they are gonna start suing me for not purchasing their wack expensive products foh

  • bboyzala

    man why is apple such a dick…


    What are those three dots on the bottom of that nexus??? must be for some accessories or something…. lollolol

  • google is going to retaliate and reign total fcukn annihilation down on apple with either their next smart phone or tablet because of this nonsense

  • FUCK Apple.. thats all that needs to be said !


    Google must not be to upset, they were using a Mac to display Google+ at the conference!!!

  • The Galaxy Nexus looks nothing like an iPhone and the UI looks different from iOS…

  • Who owns the patent for holding something in your hand that you talk too! Apple I don’t slide to unlock my Galaxy Nexus I use my face 😛 !

  • Patiently waits for crApple fanboys to flood the site with bragging. Then I can track their IP address………..

    • Haxcid

      While not an apple fan boy, I do work in networking and would love to know how you plan to track addresses with out server or network administration rights at the hosting facility for the droid life website?

  • cody climer

    Y’know… I was going to post a long diatribe about how Apple’s corporate culture has ruined their products for me and how I’ll never buy one of their products till they change policy but… I think I’ll just say…. This is bullshit…

  • I can’t think of a smartphone nowadays that doesn’t involve a swipe to unlock. Our justice system is actually taking this shit seriously? Don’t they have other stuff to worry about? I mean Christ almighty, this is outrageous.

  • MikeSaver

    I’m so depressed about this news. It makes no sense. Someone tell me a reason not to worry.

  • Mark

    And because of apple being unfair tools and wanting everyone to have a small screen out of date peice of glass that breaks when u hold it to hard is why apple can take all their products and shove em. Maybe instead of spending money on sueing everyone else how about they worry about their own piece of crap phone and improve on it. Its been 5 years and what has changed the shape? What a bunch of losers.

  • Enough of Apple pulling this crap. They should not be allowed to ban ANY phones. A fine okay, but banning phones from a country is taking it to far. Apple wants to destroy Android and these idiot judges are playing into it. Vote for me as President and I will Ban Banning phones, except iPhones. I’ll ban them from themselves

    • JazzoRenee

      I doubt Google or Samsung are worried, probably just annoyed that they have to deal with this BS.

  • WickedToby741

    I see a potential loophole here. Isn’t this issue tied to software only? Theoretically, if Google updates the Galaxy Nexus to Jelly Bean, wouldn’t they have to review the issue, especially since Jelly Bean brings the new device-wide search Google Now?

  • Josh Karwoski

    Could I have a bracelet that says “I use banned phones” instead of the one that says “I read banned books”?

  • rotten apple

    The patents in question have to do with Siri like unified search, slide unlock, data tapping, and auto correction when typing. This loss will hurt both Google and Samsung since GNEX was developed by Google and made by Samsung.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Why stop there.. Should have banned all Samsung POS devices from entering the states.

  • Now I don’t even want to go to work because I’m forced to work on a Mac. Apple you go to hell, you go to hell and die.

  • JoeInMO

    My Galaxy Nexus speaker has been going bad… now I waited too long to ask for a replacement. They can’t replace them. They offered me a LG Spectrum as a replacement. NO THANKS.

  • There’s more information about the lawsuit here
    http://www.todaysiphone.com/2012/06/apple-beats-google-gets-injunction-against-galaxy-nexus/. The patent that allowed Apple to “win” was “U.S. Patent Number 8,086,604 – which deals with Siri voice commands and unified search functionality”.

    • Which makes no sense since Android had unified search and even voice search WAY before Apple did.

  • Nemo Hoes

    All I know is they are gonna have to pry my Nexus out of my cold lifeless fingers!!

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  • migamixfx

    wow, this just makes me want to go out and buy an iphone so much more… its because of this type of temper tantrums of apple is the reason apple products are not in this house, and not one computer here has itunes on it (ok, there is a G4 in the corner running yellow dog linux)

  • 744Mech

    Florian Mueller is probably creaming his pants right now.

  • Jim

    Eff Apple, I got mine!

  • Braden Parker

    This is precisely why I will never, ever own an Apple product again. Since owning an iPhone 3G an iPhone 4, and an iPad 1, I am convinced Apple cripples older hardware on purpose via iOS “upgrades.” My once speedy and stable iPad 1 has become a crash pad and nothing more. Why, look no further than iOS 4 and 5. Oh, I had to upgrade, too. It’s not as if I had a choice. Many of the apps I depended on required the latest iOS release. Plus, Apple won’t let you roll back on a device you supposedly own … supposedly. Last time I checked anyway. Apple is treading on serious thin ice here if you ask me.

    I traded in my iPhone 4 for a Galaxy Nexus, and I don’t miss my iPhone at all. In fact, I am so glad it’s gone. I can do so much more on my GN than I ever could on my iPhone. Being able to replace my battery is a good start, btw. My iPad 1 is getting sold and replaced with a Nexus 7 tablet. Apple can eat shit as far as I am concerned.

  • Jose

    So if they ban galaxy nexus is it all nexus ban brand what about the galaxy nexus 2 are we going to have that if they do end up making another one

  • Chris McKain

    So what happens if I break my phone and use the insurance to replace the phone. Will I get a Galaxy Nexus or something else?

    • Braden Parker

      I have the insurance, too. If this ban actually comes to pass, and I don’t get a replacement Galaxy Nexus, then I’m going after Apple. I’ll sue them on grounds of extortion and theft.

  • Screw you Apple. I boycott everything you are just for mere principle

  • it doenst make sense to me that you can patent something so simple as the “slide to unlock” really? come on man! apple is just a fucking joke. why do these fanboys overpay for icrap!

  • Brent Stewart

    Just read over on the Verge that Apple posted the bail.

  • tbist

    so will apple people chase us around like kyle on the southpark episode humancentipad trying to get our phones?

  • SniperDroid

    They can have my Galaxy Nexus when they pry it from my Cold, Dead Hands… after my M4 is empty and melted.

  • EddieDaniels

    Just wait until Apple makes a TV. when someone makes one better they will start patenting things like Power button to turn on. The possibilities are endless. Apple could start making doorknobs and then sue everyone for turn the doorknob to open door.

  • ddevito

    too bad for Apple the Nexus 7 isn’t banned.

    • Brent Stewart

      YET. Don’t underestimate the power of the dark side.

  • Brent Stewart

    Apple may be innovating on the hardware front. But iOS is stagnating and they apparently don’t have the talent to take it beyond what Android offers so they want to sue them out of existence.

    Other than that lame Slide-to-Unlock patent, anyone know what the other three claims are? NM, it’s in the original Verge article: slide-to-unlock, aggregated search, actionable linking, and touch screen word suggestion. Actionable linking is what they nailed HTC with. Aggregated search is the Google search widget basically – searching across multiple sources through a single interface. For iOS this is basically Siri. This could have HUGE implications for the improved Google Voice search and Google Now unleashed in Jellybean. Not sure what the last one means.

  • Corey Foltman

    potential ban on a vzw device that is about to be discontinued…awesome.

    • Droid4LifeDawg

      Discontinued, G-Nex is here to Stay at least until the Next…

  • AhsanS

    Sort of off topic: A few weeks ago, it would have been obvious to me that the S3 > GNEX. But after seeing JB, and just realizing how much sexier and cheaper the GNEX is, I don’t know anymore. Help, anyone?

  • krusty46

    I hear apple is getting the patent to send and receive MMS. they claim they had it before everyone else

    • I also hear their working on a patent for the power button. From now on all other phones will ship with a crank to power on the device.

  • losing hope….

    i dont understand…why would goggle put goggle chrome/drive ect and all that stuff on iphone and ipad when apple keeps trying to block ever thing goggle doing?why dosnt goggle allow all android phone chrome before they give it to apple?is goggle going to the dark side?im losing hope….should i be buying a iphone?

    • Sven Enterlein

      because google is making tons of money through the Apple products

    • PrjctArchAngel

      More user, more devices, more money. Simple as that, unfortunately.

  • For a company so loved.. why are you so hated? Because of crapple like this…

  • bogy25

    F apple

  • Sven Enterlein

    I got an email from the judge. Her signature says “Sent from my iDevice”

  • cole hartman

    OH GOD NO WHY! I WAS PLANNING ON BUYING ONE! I will never EVER! Even think of buying an apple product again EVER! *RAGE MODE ACTIVATED*

  • I just kicked my iPhone down a flight of stairs. feelsgoodman.jpeg

  • Trevor

    I imagine the Nexus is almost EOL for Verizon, seeing as the GS3 is right around the corner, so this isn’t that big a deal (for VZW customers anyway).

  • Mark F

    Why is the Galaxy Nexus the only one included in the ban? All androids have “slide to unlock “?

  • Buckoman

    So, what, Apple can’t innovate anymore so they choose to attack technology that’s well ahead of them? This is the perfect way to tell consumers never to buy from them again. Apple will shrink to nothing, lose their investors, and punch Tim Cook in the face on the way out.

    Apple has yet to amaze me in two years. I doubt they will with anything else from this point forward. At least Google innovates. They’re too busy worried that products have a screen to view things on in the shape of a rectangle and a flat surface.

  • Is this the same judge to “rewrite” Obamacare?

  • Brian_2112

    There goes Apple again, throwing their weight around, claiming that everything they have was theirs to begin with…all because they have the paperwork. I have no kind words to say about Apple, especially since most of those words are inappropriate for this setting.

    How in the world can people continue to support a company whose main strategy for their competition is “sue, sue, sue”? They aren’t interested in advancing their own interface and product as much as they are interested in blocking the competition by using litigation. Apple needs to get a reality check; they aren’t God.

  • kidheated

    Bring on the outrage! I can’t wait to see how this one unfolds! Who knew *pple was so good at making people hate them. I hope more line workers riot in the *pple factory. They deserve it, at the very least.

    • kidheated

      I may just buy a Nexus 7 out of spite now 🙂 My contribution to el Goog’s legal fight against the fruity oppressor.

  • glad to know i own a naughty product, or two.

  • ParksDekle

    Isn’t there a law where the competition can’t prevent the competing company from making profits? Something about becoming a monopoly. Can we start a petition so that this bull crap ruling gets overthrown?

  • Frank F

    ok serious SH*t HERE PEOPLE…who here knows some damn good hackers…i say bring them down…attack siri servers and apple servers every other day until they stop with this crap…im sure most hackers use android anyways for it hackability as apposed to Icrap..im serious here…i dont know enough but i am just planting the seed…either that or create a G+ account and make it an anti apple site and have everyone join and convince them to trade away their Icrap..i dunno im just spitballing here…GOD i HATE THEM

  • First ObamaCare. Now this. The judges have gone mad!

  • So is apple going to come and take this pos. Away from me

    • RoadsterHD1

      I take it you have a GNEX?

    • Brent Stewart

      POS? Don’t like it? Wanna trade? I’ll give you my Xperia Play. At least the GNex has ICS and is getting (or has if you root/flash) JB. I sadly won’t be seeing either. I might have a near vanilla Android experience but unless I root I’m stuck on GB 🙁

  • Davros

    aphole is just trying to sue their competition out of existence while they still have the cash since they cant out develop them, just like good ole steve said he would try to do. I think aphole should move their offices to Deuche Bagistan.

    • nightscout13

      Maybe Steve Jobs isn’t dead…. Think about it, he “died” 1 day after the release of the disappointing 4S? It might have been a publicity stunt! He “died” to gain sales!

      • “The iPhone 4S becomes the quickest-selling iPhone ever, with pre-orders
        topping 1 million in the first 24 hours and sales numbering 4 million in its first weekend.”

        I’m sure they were horribly disappointed.

        • nightscout13

          It was disappointing in terms of differentiating itself form the iPhone 4 specs wise. The only reason it was “successful” is because more people are born, and more people are adapting cell phones. I think if you were to run the numbers PER CAPITA, it would definitely disappoint.

          • double post

          • nightscout13

            Captain Obvious

          • No need to get testy.

          • nightscout13

            This is an open discussion buddy, I’m free to say what i please.

          • I’m not your buddy, pal.

          • nightscout13

            He’s not your friend, guy! -Southpark

          • I was hoping we could have had an endless cycle of buddy and pal. Way to throw a wrench.

          • nightscout13

            Well at least we ended on a positive note.

          • “The iPhone 4S propelled what is now confirmed to have been the most
            profitable quarter any technology company has ever recorded. Apple on
            Wednesday reported record earnings for the December quarter, revealing a profit of $13.06 billion on revenue that surpassed $46 billion.”

            I think not; best not to lie to ourselves. I’m a harsh critic of the Evil Empire but the truth is they’re making hand over fist money. In this economy success is measured by $$$$.

          • nightscout13

            We shall see what happens in another 5 years.

      • Davros

        I hated the guy with every fiber of my being, but I have to admit he is the greatest salesman who ever lived.

        • nightscout13

          Ya right up there with ShamWOW and Billy Mays LOL

  • can’t waint until apple wins them all and nobody even uses that phone anymore…. what a waste lol

  • Greyhame

    This might just be what android needs.. there’s no way Google can sit idly by now.. they’ll have to take a stand.

    • nightscout13

      Watch, Google will put the SMACK down on Apple, I think they are piling a case right now, will all those Motorola patents! It’s gonna be such a big patent suit, that Apple will cease to exist! They will pay through the nose for trying to FACK with GOOGLE!

      • EvanTheGamer

        that Apple will cease to exist” – THIS I would LOVE to see! Or not see?

        Sure, thousands of Apple employees would be out of jobs, but guess what, they knew what they were getting themselves into.

        • mustbepbs

          They’re just a bunch of sunglasses-wearin’, duck-face makin, fedora-capped hipsters anyway. Maybe they can go protest somewhere.

    • EvanTheGamer

      And a stand they shall take. Google vs. Apple — TO THE DEATH!

      SPOILER: Google will have their heads on a spike. If this happened in the olden days, and Google was in the North and Apple was in the West, I can tell you that they would have fought it out by now, and Google would have been victorious.

  • Android1997

    And my friends ask me why i dont have an iPhone..

  • erik

    At least by the time a court bans a device its at the end of its sales life anyway.

  • This is why I hate f-n apple

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Much like the notification bar, Apples slides in too late for anyone to care. Nexus is already on its way into the dust bin for the SIII. Anyone that wants one has one by now. If not, move on over to the SIII and support Samsung anyway. Win-win

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      By the way, I am by no means saying tbr Nexus is outdated. I am just saying that those of us that really wanted one have one.

      • Dave

        I’d agree but Apple will more than likely bring another case against the GSIII (and taken from this), will be granted an injunction against it as well. Although that depends on timing, introducing a new case would likely delay the trial for this one at the end of July. Hard to say at this point what Apple will do.

  • MikeSaver

    Will this ban affect updates for the Nexus?

    • SeanBello

      not likely. there will be an instant appeal and it’ll get tied up forever. with any luck we might get an extra update out of the deal.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Besides that, who cares about OTA updates when you can simply root and unlock the bootloader, and get updates that way.

        • wickets

          but if goog isnt updating how much can a developer tack on?

          • EvanTheGamer

            True that…but there is always a way!

    • nightscout13


  • Jeff “BIG RED”

    So what is apple going to break down my door and pull my nexus out of my hand? ROFL!!!! Apple should learn to quit messing with Samsung. Its like punching your business associate that you do tons of business with in the NADS!!!

  • This news is literally going to break the internet..time to step outside to calm myself down and enjoy my Friday.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Naw…the Internet got itself broken after witnessing the single greatest live demo ever to grace the net…when Google live demo’d Glass with skydiving!

  • MikeCiggy

    F it. More reason for people to pick them up before the ban and more reason for google to get the new Nexus phone out asap.

    It’s a 6-7 month old phone. Plenty already in consumers hands.

  • R.I.P Justice. June 29th, 2012.

  • Other sources are saying it is because of the unified search capabilities (aka Google Now) which Google has pretty much always had in one form or another.

    • SeanBello

      and that technically isn’t available for mass consumption yet. awesome.

  • CHRIS42060

    This confirms that the iPhone 5 will be lackluster at best since Apple is trying to block every device that already has it beat.

    • SeanBello

      they hit their ceiling quite some time ago. When your commercials barely show your physical product and focus on only 1 feature because it’s the only tangible new thing on it, you’re clock is ticking…

      • nightscout13

        And they are focusing on a gimmick.

        • And a gimmick that Google just blew the doors off of with their refined voice search.

    • nightscout13

      The 4S was a disappointment, so what can they possibly do to make a better phone? add another “S” to it?

      • SeanBello

        yeah, it’s gonna be the i*hone 4ss LOL

  • EvanTheGamer

    Piece of trash Apple can go run in front of a horde of wild freaking kangaroos for all I care. All I know though is that I will NEVER buy a single Apple product for as long as I f’n live. Not one more.

    If my next job is in an office and they use iMacs, I will destroy said company owned iMac, pay for it out of my a**, and go home, get my own great Windows-based PC, and that would be it.

    Apple can “suck it” from here on out.

    • RoadsterHD1

      Well said!!!

    • nightscout13

      I feel the same way. Prior to this week, i tried to be unbiased in my comments about Apple, but as of now, it’s on!

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yeah, for sure! EVERYTHING was going great for Google, Galaxy Nexus, Android, etc, then we get this horrific news to end the fu**ing week.

        I sort of use to like Apple(maybe 1% of me did), but that 1% is long gone after hearing this news. They are just scared that Google is slowly taking over the world with Android and all their ORIGINAL devices(iPhone is just a ONE hit wonder) and Apple wants a piece of the f**king pie.

        Well, I say, they can have a piece of the pie; I hope they choke on it!

        The sons of bitc*hes.

        • We can give them some of Mini’s “Chocolate” Pie and watch them eat it all!! (see ‘The Help’)

      • WickedToby741

        I actually think Apple’s engineers and designers do great work, but the leadership at the company is very unethical. For instance:

        – They claim they’re really trying to change the world with their products, but if that were true, their products wouldn’t be priced twice as much as their worth.
        – They squeeze their suppliers to the point that their workers commit suicide because of working conditions while they rake in billions.
        – They claim they can’t afford to manufacture in the US but they have enough cash on hand to buy Switzerland (I think it was Switzerland, correct me if I’m wrong).
        – Whenever there is a defect with their product, they try and sweep it under the rug yet still claim to have the best customer service.
        – They spend ridiculous amounts of money on patent cases over overly broad patents instead of buying assets, paying their engineers or designers more, or sharing more money with suppliers (see second point).

        And I’m sure there’s countless other things I can’t think of at the moment. In one corner, you have Apple who is sitting on something they invented 5 years ago and using the court system to compete. In the other corner, you have Google, who is continually invested in improving Android for OEM’s, carriers, developers, and consumers alike all while working on truly futuristic and innovative technologies like self-driving cars and Project Glass. People like to think of Apple as this perfect saint and Google as this big bad bully, but they couldn’t have it more wrong.

        • nightscout13

          Yes, thanks for that summary. If you don’t mind, i want to post this summary in other places. This is spot on.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Talk about a +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 comment.

          Absolutely brilliant!

          Also, I’m going to read what you wrote every time I start getting pissed off when I hear anyone talk about how great Apple and their so-called iPhone is. Then look at my Galaxy Nexus, a fully customizable phone. I can do whatever the heck I want with it, while iPhones remain the same year after year, design after design(granted, with a few new features each time).

          I honestly shouldn’t care though, and should just enjoy being a fan of Google, Android, my Nexus, etc, and leave it at that, but it just sickens me that Apple has gotten this out of control over the years. They use to be a respectable company, but no more.

          But oh well, that’s the way it is. Poor people get poorer and rich people(like Apple top execs) keep getting richer by the day.

          And that’s just the world we live in.

  • rctsquared

    I want the iphone banned because it infringes on the phone: the ability to make calls to people near and far….

  • sporttster

    These companies are acting like children, I swear. It’s MINE MINE! Hey bozo, YOU’VE got something THEY created, too! How bout this, you all can take what’s YOURS YOURS YOURS and that’ll leave you ALL with useless piles of junk because EVERY unit has something that some OTHER company created on it! MOTO’S radios, APPLES stupid azz swipe to unlock, SAMSUNGS screen tech, on and on. But keep fighting and making yourselves look like asses to your customers…..

  • breadable

    Don’t worry. You will all get shiny new iPhones and be just like everyone else! Happy days! Happy days!! Yay!

    • EvanTheGamer

      I’d rather lie down on railroad tracks.

  • I’ll be honest, I’m an Android turned iPhone convert. But this is just asinine…

    • Erik Olsgy

      At least you spell your name right.

  • SeanBello

    google needs to slam them for the notification bar. I’ve had about enough of this “open source” thing when one side doesn’t care if people use their stuff, and the other person sues the hell out of people.

    • Treknologist

      Google needs to slam them, period. This impacts Google itself because this is a Nexus phone. Google needs to hit Apple very hard and invalidate all these POS patents that they have.

      • SeanBello

        they’re pathetic patents too. suing people for things they didn’t even invent. I’m pretty sure my HTC Touch Diamond had slide to unlock way before the i*hone was even being developed.

        • screw the touch diamond my HTC Touch could have slide to unlock…with an app. And I also could dual boot android donut on my HTC Touch I miss that lil guy

        • iKing_1

          The Touch Diamond was released in 2008….the iPhone was released in 2007….


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    • WickedToby741

      They have to get the notification patent first. It’s still pending.

  • nightscout13

    2 major blows to Android devices this week. First the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and now the Gnex. I hope Apple’s Headquarters gets sucked into the ground during an earthquake. And then i shall take a plss down that sink hole.

    • Funny, because those are my two current Android devices

      • nightscout13

        I have the Gnex, and recently sold my G-tab 10.1 Want to but the Note 10.1 now.

    • CHRIS42060

      The same judge also. She must own Apple stock.

      • nightscout13

        I’m still shocked that she says an iPad and Galaxy Tab are virtually indistinguishable from one another! Really??? One is a square, the other rectangle! These people need Kindergarten shapes again.

        • WickedToby741

          In her defense, she didn’t. She was on Samsung’s side, but a higher court overruled that. She was just approving the motion handed down to her in both cases I believe (I’m no legal expert).

        • well to be fair a square is a rectangle.

          • shadowdude777

            So then the iPad is copying the Galaxy Tab!

          • I am

            I see what you did there

          • nightscout13

            Ok Judge Koh

    • EvanTheGamer

      F that! I hope Apple gets sucked into a giant black hole of nothingness! ‘Cause that’s what Apple is…a company worth NOTHING! Not literally of course; they are still worth billions, but to the mind of an insane person, they are worth NOTHING!

      I’m not insane…at least that’s what I tell my shrinks.


  • Destroythanet

    Apple needs to stop this garbage already.

  • Q

    I really think this Judge Koh is clueless about what’s being litigated here. I understand she’s a judge with 100000x more legal experience than me, but she clearly knows jack about mobile/computing devices. This is an outrage.

    • David

      I read something somewhere that 51%+ of the people making the decisions of the us can’t even send there own email’s. It really is getting outrageous. When the world’s future is in technology and the future of computing is mobile, the one’s making the decision’s should at least understand what’s being decided on before making the decision. It’s just beyond ridiculous.

  • Liderc

    lol this is awesome.

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    Apple is such a joke; I hope they pull a RIM in the near future.

    • nightscout13

      They will. Eventually people will stop buying iCrap. Especially if the iPhone 5 will be a disappointment like the 4S.

    • Lambo_21

      i was actually just talking to an apple fanboy whos a friend of mine and said that it will happen. bc apple is now not innovative and are wasting their money on suing everyone for frivolous things

  • nightscout13

    Wow this is truly getting ridiculous. Apple is terrified of competition.

  • enob

    Couldn’t Samsung/Android just update it so that it doesn’t “infringe” on “their” patents and start selling it again. For instance… update them with JB

    • MikeCiggy

      yes of course

  • michael clanton

    patent 604, which is know n as the siri patent. Android is a stolen product..google under investigation by the EU and ftc for SEP abuse, they are losing court battles…

    • possomcrast1

      Even though google had Voice recognition and text to speech before siri…

      • SeanBello

        YEARS before.

    • Diablo81588

      Siri is a bought product you fool. Apple didn’t invent Siri as much as they invented pull down notifications..

    • Braden Parker

      Apple bought Siri, you dummy. Siri was once an app you could acquire via the App Store and install on an iPhone. Once Siri was bought, Apple pulled the Siri app from the App Store and made it “exclusive” to the iPhone 4s, even though Siri could run on an iPhone 3g just fine. Now, that being said, explain to me how Apple doesn’t fuck over their user base?

  • teevirus

    Well, they can take it from my cold dead hands.

  • Nick P

    Guarantee this will not happen.

  • Rahiem Graham

    The judge obviously didn’t take this patent battle serious when one the iPhone slide to unlock is clearly different from the Galaxy Nexus and that’s only available for those who are not using a pattern lock. The patent process is flawed and corrupt!

    • Tyler Chappell

      And this judge is a dumb bitch. Fact. Clearly fails at doing her job correctly.

  • Chris

    well hopefully the price for the phone drops like a rock so they can get there stock of the phone out before the ban takes place

  • runway500

    man what the heck!

  • Soon apple is going to file a patent for firing off knuckle children and we have to pay them every time friggen A.

  • fartbubbler

    that means we’ll all have to trade ours in for the Galaxy S3?

    • Anthony White

      No, it means that potentially the Galaxy nexus can’t be sold in the United States. You can keep your Galaxy Nexus if you have one now.

  • Rahiem Graham


  • leo

    So what does that mean for those of us who have.it?

    • Anthony White

      Nothing. You can keep it.

  • Just another genius court ruling to top off the week.

  • ShutYourDirtyMouf

    Cant wait to see how the plan on enforing this ban. Nexus owners will get a letter in the mail to surrender your phones. LMAO

    • Anthony White

      No, Nexus owners will not have to surrender their phone. It means that the GNex might not be able to be sold anymore in the US.

  • Rupps

    How the hell did they manage slide to unlock? ICS was designed around that…

    • dhirensavalia

      As Kellex said, we don’t know which patents the judge has ruled on. Just stay cal…. OHH MY GAWD! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! HOW COULD APPLE DO THIS?!

  • If you can’t beat them, block the sale of their devices. Such a shame that a powerhouse company like Apple would have to stoop so low for so called intellectual properties.

  • Chris

    Oh wow.

  • Jwhap

    Hmmmm……I am pretty damn sure my nexus outperforms my wife’s iPhone in all ways but battery life. Nothing about our phones are remotely close except for the pull down notification system on hers is a bit cupcakeish…

  • Matt Gondek

    The patent covers any sliding of fingers whatsoever on devices.

  • Arlington Albertson

    WHAT THE HELL!?!?! Damnit Apple!!!!

  • dereknmsu

    if you can’t beat them sue them. apple sucks.

  • KellyLJr

    Come on apple, your just Jelly :).. We took a bite outta your ass.

  • my god, is apple really trying to put a end to all android manufacturers? this is freaking ridiculous

  • TrollFaceKilla

    I don’t even.

  • trevor

    Are you f*king kidding me?

  • Q


    Well hopefully this get’s Google’s attention and they decide to help out OEMs here. An attack on the Nexus is an attack on Android itself. Google must not let this stand without a fight.

  • duoexo

    I want to Ban iPhones for the patent that they infrigne on: using a screen to view your phones information.

    • don’t forget the pull down notifications too!

      • I’m surprised that no one has mentioned whether or not Google has a patent on that.

        • Guest

          They haven’t been granted the patent for it yet.

          • ParksDekle

            I hope google gets that patent and apple will have to rewrite how they do notifications. I have always considered apple a decent company but they suck at having general respect for anyone else. Only apple would be so greedy

          • If Google hasn’t applied for a relevant patent, it’s too late. Prior art is one of the main reasons patents get tossed out.

            As for “only Apple would be so greedy,” remember that Motorola and Samsung have based their defenses almost exclusively on standards-based patents. Legally, they’re required to offer a fair royalty rate and sue only if it’s perfectly clear someone doesn’t want to bite; based on what’s come out of the courts, that’s not what’s happening.

            HTC, Motorola and Samsung are big corporations interested in the bottom line and smashing competition — they are not charities or saints. Never forget that.

          • whoa whoa. Apple is granted a patent for swiping to unlock, but google usn’t granted a patent for swiping notifications? they both use swiping gestures. god damn.

          • Ha

            Sucks that Android is an open source OS.

          • michael arazan

            Didn’t they sue motorola for the swipe thing too when the original droid was released for swipe to unlock? How did they get around that? Google should just change the unlock pattern to the Razr’s new ics full circle.

        • feztheforeigner

          They do. Applied for it when Android was being developed (even before Android bought them) and it was granted some time after that.

      • Champion1229

        and Face Unlock!

    • If they do that Google will bury them in August, read this: http://goo.gl/IWfHO

    • Liderc

      You know what’s going to be funny? When Google says, okay, not a single IOS device can use google search anymore. Bye-bye.

    • Android for life!

      They is Apple doing this to Samsung, when Samsung makes CPUs for iPhone and iPad? Apple, you’re shooting yourself in the foot! They have run out of ideas now the Steve is died and Google is on the rise with Jellybean and project Butter. Apple is going to try this ban thing on all Android smartphone manufactures now…

  • Good news for the people who jumped on them. Now we can get more for them if we decide to sell!

    • nightscout13

      I was wondering about that, do you think i can get more for it on ebay now?

  • Danny

    This is absolutely ridiculous!!! Apple is a bunch of greedy pricks

  • They can have my Nexus when they pry it from my cold. Dead. Hands.

    • possomcrast1

      I’m pretty sure it means ban from sale not on Nexus’ already sold. Google could always just sue them back for blatantly copying the notification system of android.

      • EvanTheGamer

        No, they will spend millions of dollars for Apple customer service agents to kick your door in and take away your Nexus…BY FORCE.

        But me…I’ll just sick my attack dogs on their candy asses.

        But first…I need to buy me some attack dogs. Hmm…


        • NAA I’ll just use my double barrel shot gun

          • Shells are cheap lol

          • EvanTheGamer

            I was going to say that, but then decided just to use attack dogs. They are almost like shot guns though; they’ll tear ya apart if ya piss off the owner. hahaha

          • Champion1229

            Apple isn’t worth the price of a shell!

        • Nobody

          I already have 4 of them, bring it on Apple, come get my Nexus!

          • EvanTheGamer

            SICK ’em!!

        • worm4603

          apple is sueing to block to the sell of attack dogs as it violates a security patent.

    • EvanTheGamer

      AMEN to that! I will fight whoever to the bitter f’n end. They will not take my Nexus away from me.

      • duoexo

        I will punch a woman for the Nexus cause.

        • EvanTheGamer

          I would fight big ass angry apes before my Nexus leaves my hands.

          No, I will GLUE my Nexus to my left hand, and they will have to literally rip off my hand if they want my Nexus. Damnit.

        • Liderc

          I’ll punch a baby using his Iphone for the cause.

    • Nex__

      PREACH +1000

  • What else is new

  • The gov’ment gon come take my baby!

  • OhAaron

    Wow. FUCK APPLE! This is horrible for consumers.

  • Steve Jobs wins one from the grave

    • mustbepbs

      Achievement Unlocked:
      From The Grave

  • Anthony

    i can still keep mine right?

    • Anthony White

      Yes, it’s a potential ban on sales in the US. They aren’t gonna take it away from you. That’d be unconstitutional!