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Latest trend on Google+ is #BoycottApple

July 3, 2012

Google I/O was a huge success for Google, with the showcase of the Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q, and the next iteration of Android OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Even though most of us are still waiting for an official update to Android 4.0, there is obviously an eager anticipation for Android 4.1 now.

While unauthorized ports of Jellybean are already available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and Acer Iconia A500, the only way to get Android 4.1 officially is when you buy a Nexus 7 tablet, a new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or if you own a Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first device to receive the update. You’re fine if you already own the device, but if you’re looking buy a new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you’re out of luck for now.

In case you haven’t heard, Apple has received a pre-trial injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, effectively banning the sale of the device in the U.S. until trial. Samsung is, of course, appealing this decision, but the backlash at what many consider an underhanded move by Apple has been felt all across the blogosphere.

Understandably, Android users around the world are seeing red when it comes to this decision, and have shown up in droves to express their anger on Google+. As such, #BoycottApple has been one of the top trending tags on Google+ ever since the ban was announced. Some posts are a serious discussion on patent reform and Apple’s bullying ways, but who needs that when we can easily express our feelings using (incredibly funny) memes! Be sure to check out the posts related to #BoycottApple here.

What are your thoughts? How upset/angry/disappointed are you at the latest injunction? Are you taking part in #BoycottApple? Let us know in the comments section below.