Thursday, December 15, 2011

Samsung 1, Apple 0

Victory!  Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the subject of Apple's vexing for a long time.  At one point, Apple even had a temporary injunction against Samsung which halted sales of the tab in Australia of all places.    The good news is that according to the Android Community, an American judge has ruled in favor of Samsung and the new tablet is cleared for sale in North America.

The Android Community blog then goes on to state:

"In November a judge ruled that Samsung’s tablet might indeed violate the patents, but expressed doubt that such was a justification for granting a sales injunction. District Judge Lucy Koh made good on those statements today, saying, “”It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed.”  (full story at

Oh when will those in power learn this one simple lesson?  If you try to ban or censor anything, all you do is feed it more attention.  Apple in this case has probably itself to thank for the rise of this tablet's fame although Samsung was quick to taunt Apple with some very clever ads with slogans such as "The Tablet Apple Tried to Stop".  Have they learned nothing since the Sex Pistols music was banned from public airwaves in the UK in the late 1970's?  Have we not thought about the impact of the Spencer family trying to ban the Boomtown Rats "I don't like Mondays".  Pouring gasoline onto a fire is an understatement.

Samsung officials have also indicated they will bring as many units to the public market as possible.  Get them while you can!  I do hope to enjoy mine in Canada!