Although, Apple essentially created the tablet market as we know it today with the release of the original iPad, they won't be sitting as easy as they have been in previous years as they watch other companies like Microsoft and Samsung release highly capable tablet devices that could potentially compete with the iPad for the first time since launch. Any tablet owner will be concerned with the display quality of the product that they have purchased, and for the first time, the Surface has been scientifically scrutinized alongside the other leading tablets on the market.
Apple and Samsung may be currently locked in a rather ugly trial centered around various alleged patent and design infringements, but that doesn't mean the owners of either company’s products needs to needlessly suffer. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the products that finds itself right in the middle of the ongoing dispute between the two technology giants, but even in the midst of all the legal wrangling, it still manages to find itself receiving a nice new software update which brings new and improved Android features.
Apple has been without relent in its pursuit of Google and Samsung, claiming patent infringements on a grand scale. Judge Lucy Koh last week dished out a ban on Galaxy Nexus sales to the Big G, and the web company duly obliged, removing the device from its Play Store. Earlier this week, the device returned, packing in Android Jelly Bean 4.1, a move which is said to amend any issues with regards to the claims Apple made in court, but having followed this Apple vs. Anybody debacle for quite a great deal of time, it should be of no surprise that the Cupertino company has not quite finished yet.
The injunction placed last week against sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet was, as you would probably expect, appealed by the Korean consumer electronics giant. The pleas have fallen on deaf ears, however, and as reported by Reuters, a judge has blocked a move to lift the injunction on the tablet.
It seems that meeting each other in a German court of law has become a regular occurrence for the lawyers representing Apple and the Korean electronics firm, Samsung. With the two companies still locked in disputes against each other over alleged patent infringements, it doesn't look as if the court appearances are going to end anytime soon. The current patent cases only serves to add to the intensity of the rivalry between the two smartphone vendors as they also compete against each other to become the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer.
In a rather ironic twist, it seems that all the lawsuits piling up between Apple and Samsung are actually helping to sell more Galaxy Tab Tablets. There's a saying I've heard often about people wanting what they can't have, or something to that effect. They apply it to all sorts of things like gadgets and cars to even relationships. Australia seems to be no exception. The gadget part anyway.
With Samsung recently managing to convince an appeals court to lift the sales ban placed on its Galaxy Tab device, many thought that we might be coming to the end of the long, drawn-out saga which has seen Samsung and Apple fight tooth and nail. Apparently, they were wrong. Apple has now been successful in asking for a one week extension of the ban, apparently in order to give the iPad manufacturer time to appeal the decision.
Remember when the Australian Federal Court ruled in Apple’s favor by banning Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in, well, Australia? Well, most of you, especially those in Australia, will be glad to know that the decision has been reversed! Check out the details after the jump!
According to a report published today, Apple has managed to block sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in another major country (and continent): Australia.
Apple and Samsung have been in the middle of a vigorous legal battle to ban each other's products for several months, with lawsuits being filed in Europe, Korea, the United States, Australia and more recently Japan. Apple has now managed to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet banned in Germany after a judge ruling.