Samsung Galaxy Nexus Hitting Stores Again Next Week with Jelly Bean Update

By Johnny Wills | Jul 06, 2012 09:59 AM EDT

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

After getting banned in U.S. and pulled from Google Play Store, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is hitting stores back next week. And this time, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will come pre-loaded on the smartphone.

Follow us

A Google spokeswoman confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus will be available on the Play Store for online purchases next week. In addition, it will become the first smartphone to feature the latest version of Google's mobile operating system -Android 4.1 dubbed Jelly Bean.

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh ordered preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, granting a motion Apple made in February. The injunction went into effect as Apple posted a bond of $96 million in order to pull the smartphone from shelves. Subsequently, the Galaxy Nexus was also removed from Google Play Store.

Samsung requested the federal judge to lift ban on sales of Galaxy Nexus in U.S, but the judge rejected Samsung's bid. After the ruling, Google told CNET that it is "working closely with Google to resolve this matter, as the patent in question concerns Google's unified search function."

Apple is accusing Samsung infringing on several of its patents with the Galaxy Nexus. Fortunately, the new version of Android operating system will help Samsung in bypassing the sales ban. As a result, Google is quite confident that it will resume selling the smartphone online at some point next week.

Not a long time ago, Samsung tried the same approach on Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany by introducing a slightly modified variant - Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Nevertheless, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is banned in U.S.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus originally debuted in October last year with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while Google began selling it directly through the Play Store in April. At the moment, unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy Nexus is priced at $349.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Intel Pocket Avatars

Join Our Conversation

iPad Air 2 leaked imagesApple to add gold color option to 2014 full-size iPad, launch expected this month
Microsoft Windows 10 officially unveiled – Here’s the deal
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gap is a ‘necessary manufacturing feature,’ not a defect
iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 to boast Touch ID, Apple Pay
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Vine update brings new camera experienceVine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now
Instagram releases Bolt ephemeral messaging app in select markets to challenge Snapchat
PayPal for iOS update brings loyalty card support, other features and enhancements
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics