“Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it will soon release upgraded versions of three Galaxy smartphones in Europe to get around temporary sales bans on earlier versions of products that violated an Apple patent,” Miyoung Kim reports for Reuters.
MacDailyNews Take: “Upgraded,” as in: Reduced functionality.
“The Apple patent allows for a certain method of scrolling or browsing through photos in some Samsung smartphones,” Kim reports. “The court imposed a sales injunction of the affected products in some European countries and offered a grace period until October 14 to address the infringement. We’ve fixed the technological problem and upgraded products to address the issue. They will be shortly available for sale,’ Samsung spokesman James Chung said. He declined to comment on an exact launch date.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Leave it to a Samsung mouthpiece to describe illegal patent infringement as a “technological problem.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]