Galaxy Note 4, other Samsung Android devices facing potential sales ban in U.S.

“NVIDIA on Monday announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate whether certain Samsung devices, targeted in a recent NVIDIA suit against the South Korean giant and Qualcomm, should be banned from sales in the U.S. or not,” Chris Smith reports for BGR.

“NVIDIA alleges that Samsung’s own Exynos processors, and various Qualcomm CPUs including the Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801 and 805, are in violation of certain GPU patents,” Smith reports. “Thus, NVIDIA is asking the ITC to ban several Samsung devices, including the recently launched Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, but also the older Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab 2.”

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31 Comments

      1. The big question is why Samsung is surprised. It doesn’t take a lot of forward thinking to figure out that screwing over others is going to come whack you back big time eventually. All of this is entirely deserved by Samsung, and all of it was avoidable by them having a modicum of forethought and conscience.

        1. Considering how they are being hammered in the market place despite being gung-ho and putting sales before morality I can fully understand why they didn’t take the option of compromising their competitive position by being decent and honest, it’s not like the latter as yet has been the reason for their current market situation and one could argue it would be far worse if they had played nice. That’s why the authorities need to change their perspective by making them pay for what they are doing.

      2. Slavish Thieves…

        “How can Sumsung expect us to meet targets when customers can buy its phones online at huge discounts? Samsung gives us a 5.5% margin, while the same phones are being sold online at 20-30% discount”

  1. The sad thing is, when they really got banned, the product life cycle is likely already ended for a long time, thus making the ban pointless. A better way to do it is to evaluation how much profit Samsung made during the entire product life cycle and fine them according to that number. This way, the ‘prolong the legal process until we stop selling the product’ strategy stops working for Samsung.

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