US District Court judge Lucy Kohn has granted a preliminary injunction that could prohibit Google and Samsung from selling Galaxy Nexus smartphones in the US at least until a patent lawsuit filed by Apple goes to trial — although nothing is set in stone yet.

This comes just a few days after Apple won a similar injunction against sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 — but today’s decision could have far more serious implications. While the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a year-old tablet that has largely been supplanted by Samsung’s newer devices, the Nexus S is Google’s current flagship smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung will likely appeal the move, and Reuters reports that the judge has scheduled a hearing for Monday to decide whether to put the injunction on hold pending that appeal.

In other words — it’s too early to say whether Galaxy Nexus sales will continue or not. But if you’re in the market for a Galaxy Nexus, this weekend might be a good time to pick one up. Google recently knocked $50 off the price of the phone. You can get one from the Play Store for $349.

via Android Police

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3 replies on “Apple wins preliminary injunction banning Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales”

  1. Looks like Apple found their judge. . . cause we know Posner wouldn’t have gone for this BS — we’re going to lose market share due to this **one** patent. . . yeah, right!

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