Samsung and Apple are back in the German courts with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus under attack and accused of infringing on Apple's patents
Once again making use of the German copyright courts Apple has issued yet another lawsuit against Samsung and the Android platform claiming that the first Ice Cream Sandwich packing handset infringes on its patented slide to unlock features.
"Judging by the first three weeks of 2012, Apple's intellectual property assertions against Android continue to escalate," patent analyst Florian Mueller announced in a recent interview with gadget blog AllThingsD.
"Samsung appears to be no less determined to fight. Apple's supplemental infringement contentions targeting the Android 4.0 lead device are an unequivocal signal to Google that Apple doesn't shy away from a frontal assault."
Landing as Samsung and Google's latest flagship device the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first handset to make use of the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system.
Pairing the new OS with a bevy of high-end specs the Nexus comes packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display with stunning 1280 x 720p resolution. Available with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage the Galaxy Nexus’s entertainment features is handled by a 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities and a second, 1.3-megaipxel, forward-facing snapper.
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