Samsung Exec Says Galaxy Nexus Not Designed to Sidestep Apple Patents
Samsung mobile executive Won-Pyo Hong said the just-announced Galaxy Nexus is designed to stand out, but was not specifically aimed at avoiding Apple patents.
Hong said that the possible patent overlaps weren’t as much an issue when Google and Samsung began planning for the product many months ago.
“At the time this was not a really heavy issue,” Hong said, speaking at AsiaD. Hong said that patents were not a big part of the discussion in planning the lead device for Ice Cream Sandwich, now known as Android 4.0.
“I don’t know where that rumor is from,” Hong said.