Unless you’ve been hiding under a car in anticipation of the zombie apocalypse, you’ll be well aware that Apple and Samsung have 20-some patent-related legal disputes going on across the globe.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one victim of the action, with an Australian release looking increasingly unlikely, and Sammie has revealed that it has taken extra care with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Speaking on the eve of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launch, Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung's mobile president, told reporters: "Now we will avoid everything we can and take patents very seriously.”
However, there’s no guarantee that Apple won’t attempt to throw a spanner in the works. "We will see if (the Galaxy Nexus) will be 100 percent free," said Shin.
And as for those numerous patent disputes, Shin reckons this is "just the start". Sigh. "I think it is just a start and (the lawsuits) will last for a considerable time. I don't think there is much gain (from lawsuits against Apple). What we are losing is the pride in our brand."
Samsung isn’t taking it lying down, however, and has sought to block the iPhone 4S’ release in France, Italy, Japan and Australia.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, meanwhile, is expected to go on sale in the UK next month.