Samsung: Apple Patent Case Helped Make Galaxy Tab A Household Name Down Under

Samsung is preparing to finally sell a modified version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 down under in Australia. Samsung has said that the modified version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the Australian market only has one slight design difference and the inner workings of the popular Android tablet are the same as the global version.


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After the Australian courts finally gave Samsung the green light to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Samsung’s VP of telecommunications Tyler McGee told the Sydney Morning Herald:

“At the end of the day the media awareness certainly made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a household name compared to probably what it would’ve been based on the investment that we would’ve put into it from a marketing perspective.”

Samsung has been embattled in patent court cases with Apple across the world. In both Germany and Australia Apple was successful in getting injunctions against the sales of some of Samsung’s Galaxy devices including the Galaxy Tabs in Australia.

The Australian court has determined that Samsung hasn’t “Slavishly” copied the iPad design. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s will hit Australian store shelves this week with the 8.9 and the new 7.7 will arrive in Q1 2012.

source: 9to5Google