As expected, Google and Samsung aren’t backing down on the Galaxy Nexus sales ban. Following the decision of U.S. Judge Koh earlier today to reject Samsung’s request to uplift the injunction against the device, both Samsung and Google are reportedly planning to launch a software patch that they believe will avoid infringing Apple’s patent. The said patch is expected to be pushed out imminently, Google told AllThingsD today. Meanwhile, sources from the web are saying that the patch will simplify the quick search option of the Galaxy Nexus and that it will only reveal results from the web and local search options disabled entirely on the device.
“Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision that denied our motion to stay. We believe today’s ruling will ultimately reduce the availability of superior products to consumers in the United States. We will continue to pursue an appeal of the GALAXY Nexus preliminary injunction, which we filed on July 2 to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Meanwhile, we are also working closely with Google to resolve this matter, as the patent in question concerns Google’s unified search function,” a Samsung spokesperson said to TNW.