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Samsung Designed the Galaxy Nexus to Bypass Apple Patents

Samsung designed the Galaxy Nexus to bypass Apple patents, according to comments made by Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s mobile president.
Shin Jong-kyun told YONHAP News that “Now we will avoid everything we can and take patents very seriously.”

Patents are very complicated and can be difficult to identify, Shin said, but Samsung tried to ensure that no known patent by Apple is included in the new Android smartphone. Despite such efforts, he could not say with certainty that the Galaxy Nexus, dubbed by media as Google and Samsung’s answer to the iPhone 4S, would be entirely safe from Apple’s legal offense.
“We will see if (the Galaxy Nexus) will be 100 percent free,” from Apple lawsuits, he added.
“I think it is just a start and (the lawsuits) will last for a considerable time,” Shin said.
“I don’t think there is much gain (from lawsuits against Apple). What we are losing is the pride in our brand.”

Google and Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Nexus yesterday. It’s the first phone designed for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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