US court gives Apple leg up in tablet fight
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 28/06/2012 14:32
A US judge has backed Apple's request to stop Samsung from selling its newest Galaxy tablet in the United States, giving the iPhone maker a significant win in the global smartphone and tablet patent wars.
Samsung's Galaxy touchscreen tablets, powered by Google's Android operating system, are considered by many industry experts to be the main rival to the iPad, though they are currently a distant second to Apple's device in sales.
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