Yesterday we heard that Samsung had been denied their appeal to have the US ban on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus lifted ahead of the upcoming court case, we also heard that Google had stopped selling the Galaxy Nexus from their online store.
According to Florian Mueller from Foss Patents, Apple has now posted a $95.6 million bond, which means that the ban of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US can now be enforced.
Google and Samsung are expected to start selling the Galaxy Nexus in the US next week, the handset will come with Android 4.1 and will have its software modified to get around the alleged patent infringements.
After Judge Koh made her decision, Apple posted its $95.6 million bond.
I believe Apple could have done so even a day earlier but waited because the motion for a stay was pending. For Apple, getting a $95.6M bond issued is just as easy as getting a $2.6M bond (like in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 case): it can be done on any given business day. But the difference is that Samsung had already brought a motion for a stay over the weekend and I guess Apple didn’t want to be presumptuous by posting the bond before Judge Koh’s decision on a pending motion, even though I’m sure Apple didn’t expect Samsung’s motion to succeed anyway.
What will happen when Google and Samsung launch the Galaxy Nexus next week with the modified software remains to be seen, I guess we will have to wait until next week to find out.
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