Samsung and Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, a 4.65-inch handset with Android 4.0, at a press event in Hong Kong on Wednesday
President of Samsung Mobile JK Shin revealed today that when Samsung and Google sat down to create the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, they designed it from the ground up to avoid Apple-held patents. The remarks were given today, when Shin spoke with reporters from the Yonhap News Agency.
Samsung and Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus, a 4.65-inch handset with Android 4.0, at a press event in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Other smartphones and tablets in Samsung's Galaxy S lineup are the subject of several patent infringement lawsuits filed by Apple. Samsung hopes the Galaxy Nexus, though, will be free of Apple lawsuits.
Now we will avoid everything we can and take patents very seriously,” he told reporters, possibly hinting that Samsung was a bit carefree with IP concerns in the past. Not too suprising considering the massive amount of infringement claims against the company.
Followng the remarks, Samsung's mobile chief was careful to note that there's still no guarantee Apple won't come after Samsung despite efforts to make the device completely original.
The Galaxy Nexus is set to debut sometime in November in the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia.