Apple Gets Samsung to Halt Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales in Australia, Rest of the World to Follow?

by: Darcy LaCouveeAugust 1, 2011

It looks like the fun soap opera between Apple and Samsung isn’t going to slow down any time soon, folks. Most unfortunate for Android fans in Australia, the latest iteration in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung has resulted in Samsung being told to halt sales and advertising of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 until the Korean company gets court approval that it may do so — or until the suit is resolved itself.

According to Bloomberg, due to differences between the US and Australian versions of the Android tablet, Samsung is required to present the device to Apple at least seven days before its planned launch. Apple is claiming that the US version of the tablet infringes on ten of the company’s patents.

So, we bring this to you dear reader – do you think it’s true? Is Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s designs, intellectual property, and patents? Of course, few among us are qualified to make a truly qualified statement, but still – what are your thoughts?

A hearing has been set for August 29 to review the status of the case and set a trial date if necessary, so until then, it’s looking like no Galaxy Tab 10.1 for those down under.

It looks like this legal battle isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. I wonder if it will affect the long term business relationship between Samsung and Apple. It’s rumored deep in the rumor mines that Samsung is getting very close to perfecting a high resolution Super AMOLED Plus (Super AMOLED Plus HD) display for tablets, and that Apple CEO Tim Cook has visited the big S in Korea to discuss securing a large purchase for use in the upcoming iPad 3. Maybe they should scrap those plans now.

Via BusinessWeek

  • Abdullah Akhtar

    Battle like this one indicates that Apple is scared of the success of Samsung and/or Android.
    since when did Apple become scared of competition, and a healthy one at that??
    When Microsoft started doing stuff like this , it only ended in making Google stronger.
    All the vest to Google.

  • > infringing on Apple’s intellectual property, and patents?
    maybe, i’m not really sure.

    > infringing on Apple’s designs?
    YES, without ANY doubts. you must be totally blind if you don’t agree with that.

  • Gunmetalhero

    so what apple is basically saying is that nobody is allowed to place a home button in the middle of the bottom bezel. because that is all i see that is similar to the “intellectual property” that apple is referring to. there are also 2 soft keys located there. thats clearly different than the apad. you can decide what the “a” stands for. apple is for fanboys. google is for the people. its called open source. if you want something that a million dev’s will upgrade for free then get android. if you want to pay for angry birds then get something from apple.

    • Macduck

      > apple is for fanboys. google is for the people.
      Yeah, you made my day, boy

    • Android for Tablets (Honeycomb) is not open source. Sorry to break your bubble.

  • Anonymous

    bonjour et bienvenu a toute et a tous