Samsung “upgrading” three Galaxy smartphones to get into Dutch market without looming ban

Oct 12, 2011
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Samsung “upgrading” three Galaxy smartphones to get into Dutch market without looming ban

Samsung has been fighting Apple over a patent dispute around the world. In August, Apple filed a complained in Europe that three of the devices in Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones infringed on a number of patents Apple holds. Dutch courts ruled that Samsung didn’t infringe on any of the patents but one that has to do with viewing and navigating photos on a smartphone and issued an injunction on the devices.

Samsung is ready to get its three high-end Galaxy devices back into Dutch stores and is now saying that upgraded devices are coming. What exactly the upgrades entail aren’t offered, but it will have something to do with a different method of looking at the photos on the smartphones. The three models to be upgraded are the Galaxy S, S II, and Ace.

Samsung spokesman James Chung won’t say exactly when the upgraded devices will launch. You can bet Samsung wants them on the Dutch market (without facing a sales ban) yesterday so it will be as soon as possible. Chung said, "We've fixed the technological problem and upgraded products to address the issue. They will be shortly available for sale."

[via Android Community]


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