The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has had an injunction placed on it in the United States since June 26. Now that the jury has ruled in favor of Samsung on one of the patents that justified the injunction, Samsung thinks that it should be removed.
I think it is ridiculous that it was even banned in the first place. Not only does it look different than the iPad, it is also over a year old. Not many people would even try to buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 if it was available for sale in the United States.
Source: The Verge
Apple has gotten the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in other countries, but they have just won a preliminary injunction in the United States. A preliminary injunction is a temporary measure to stop sales that a judge can grant before a final decision is made. This is nothing to worry about because buying a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 now would not be a good idea. You can probably score a used one for a good deal, but why buy a new Tegra 2 tablet when you can buy a Tegra 3 tablet for the same price?
Source: All Things D
Australia has finally overruled the injunction of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. This means that the tablet is now available in the country.
Apple is obviously not happy with this decision. Check out their response.
It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.
Apple may be pressing on in the courts, but Australians can buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 now if they like.