Galaxy Nexus/ICS Reveal Delayed Because Of Patent Woes?

  • October 11, 2011 9:54 am

Up until now the general consensus has been that Google and Samsung delayed the unveiling of the next-gen Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of respect for Steve Jobs’ recent passing. But that may not be entirely true. According to infamous cellular leaker Eldar Murtazin, the duo delayed the new hardware and software because of ongoing issues with ICS features and patents. Specifically, several features are being removed from the final version of ICS so that they don’t get Google (and Samsung) in trouble with Apple.

It’s certainly a valid possibility considering Samsung is already embroiled in a heated multi-courtroom battle with Apple over a slew of alleged patent violations (and vice versa). Going out of their way now to protect themselves later could end up saving the companies millions in patent violation fines.

For now we can only take this with a grain of salt until either side offers up something a bit more official.

Thoughts?

Source: Eldar Murtazin | Via: PhoneArena



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