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Amid Sales Ban, Google Removes Galaxy Nexus From Its Online Store

Google doesn’t plan to allow the Galaxy Nexus to remain off the market for long, but it has taken it off its online store in the wake of a judge’s injunction banning sales of the smartphone.

The phone, which had been offered unlocked for $349 via the Google Play store, is now listed as “coming soon.” The move comes hours after District Court Judge Lucy Koh declined to put a sales ban on hold pending an appeal by Samsung.

The Galaxy Nexus was designed by Google but is manufactured by Samsung. Apple sued Samsung over the device, arguing that it infringes on four of its patents. Koh ruled that Apple is likely to prevail and last Friday issued a preliminary injunction banning sales of the device.

Samsung has appealed the ruling.

Google has said it plans to push out a software update that should allow sales of the Galaxy Nexus to resume.


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