Well, well. No sooner have we revealed that an Apple injunction has prevented Samsung from launching its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia over a patent dispute, than Samsung comes out with a statement framing the facts slightly differently.
According to the Koreans, it never had any intention of releasing that version of the tablet anyway, and will be going ahead and launching a tablet Down Under anytime soon regardless of what Apple thinks.
From the facts as we had them yesterday, Samsung had pulled plans to introduce the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in a mutual agreement with Apple in the face of claims by the latter that the tablet infringes on 10 Apple-held patents.
However, turns out the agreement covers specifically the US version of the tablet, which Samsung reckons it wasn't lining up to release in Australia anyway.
“Apple Inc. filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Australia involving a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 variant that Samsung Electronics had no plans of selling in Australia,” a new statement from Samsung reveals.
“No injunction was issued by the court and the parties in the case reached a mutual agreement which stipulates that the variant in question will not be sold in Australia.
“A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the Australian market will be released in the near future.”
So there you have it – for the most part, just another case of public posturing in an increasingly global game of one-upmanship between the two top firms in the mobile market.