Only just now we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may be going on sale in Australia come 1st September, or that’s what a flyer from Australian retailer Myer is claiming. Now it seems that the ban has been lifted in Europe with the exception of Germany.
This injunction has been lifted temporarily and is in effect until the 25th of August, which is when Apple and Samsung would meet again in court to further discuss the future of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Europe. This means that if you’re living in Europe and not in Germany, you have about 9 days left to get the Galaxy Tab 10.1, assuming the case does not end in the favor of Samsung.
The reason why the injunction has been lifted is not because of the questionable evidence that Apple presented to the German courts, but it was because it seems the courts in Germany have no legal right to ban the sales of the device in other EU member countries apart from its own.
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- 2012-09-14: Verizon approves Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- 2012-09-12: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets voice calling capability
- 2012-08-14: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi finally receives Android 4.0 ICS update
- 2011-11-16: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N surfaces in Germany, skirts around court's injunction
- 2011-11-08: Australian retailer takes a stand against Apple's injunction of the Galaxy Tab 10.1
- 2011-09-12: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still being sold in Germany due to legal loophole
- 2011-09-09: Apple gets Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 permanently banned in Germany
- 2011-08-24: Courts in Netherlands grants Apple temporary injunction for Samsung Galaxy phones