Samsung, one of the world’s largest electronic companies, has won a partial victory against Apple Incorporated after a US appeal court lifted a freeze order on sales of its Galaxy Nexus smart phones. The freeze order started last June 29, which was based primarily on patent infringement. However, the freeze on sales of Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer stays.
Since 2010, Apple has been waging an international patent war to limit the growth of Google’s Android system, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. They were able to get a freeze on sale in Australia preventing its sales, but was eventually overturned. Legal disputes between Samsung and Apple are currently ongoing in US, Japan, and UK.Competitors accused Apple of using patents as an excuse to stamp out competition.
The Galaxy 10.1 tablet is the closest rival of the iPad, though it is a distant second to Apple’s devices. From January to March of this year, Apple control 63% of the global tablet market. The market share of Samsung is a meager 7.5%.
The Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet uses Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It features a wide-screen display, looks sharp and bright, and the body is thin and light. It weighs less compared to a number of tablets in the market but has a dual-core processor 1 GHz processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus uses Android Version 4, Ice Cream Sandwich. It has 4.6” screen, considered as one of the largest screen on a smart phone.
On these two Samsung devices, pizzerias with a website can still have their menus displayed for ordering and paying.