There’s nothing like an Apple lawsuit to rain on your parade.
Only this morning did Samsung reveal new Galaxy devices and the means by which it names them. Lo and behold there’s news of another Apple lawsuit waiting in the background to quash the excitement.
As a result of a ruling in the Netherlands from The Hague, the Samsung Galaxy S, S II and Ace will be banned in Europe from October 13th onwards. We’re not sure what affect (if any) this will have on our position to sell the Samsung handsets – if the situation with the Tab 10.1 is anything to go by, the ruling could be overturned before it comes into effect.
At the moment it looks like the patents that Samsung is cited as infringing include the “method of scrolling” and “recording a flag in connection with multiple screen taps”, which supposedly relates to dragging a slider to unlock the phone.
We’ll keep you posted with any updates relating to SGS2 availability.