After the takedown of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play Store, Google and Samsung were in sea. The device was taken through a hectic legal battle by Apple, which ultimately led to the phone being banned in the country. Needless to say, Google and Samsung began to think of fixes to get the device back in shelves and came up with one in the form of an update, which would pretty much put an end to Apple’s claims. Just in the wake of that, the device received some relief after a U.S appeals court overruled the prior judgment given by Judge Lucy Koh. So it was only a matter of time, we thought, for the device to arrive in the shelves with the court giving formal permission to sell the device in the country again.
Well, the good news is that the device has appeared in the Google Play Store and users can finally place orders for the device. The bad news? Well, the smartphone will not be shipped until 2-3 weeks which is kind of a letdown but still better than not having it at all. The device would usually ship almost immediately, so there’s considerable amount of wait now. We figure the delay is to apply a few fixes required by the device. But we’re not exactly sure why it would take two to three weeks to get an update on board, especially since it is supposed to be ready by now. Regardless, the device is back, though we’re not sure for how long. Place the order for your GNex now, so that you rule out the possibility of having to wait for another month.
The Galaxy Nexus is one of the more popular Android smartphones in the market, even more so after Google announced the Android 4.1 update at Google I/O. Apple’s injunction came at the right time and the stoppage in sales has hurt Google badly. However, this minor breathing room given to Google by the recent judgment is very welcoming.