Samsung fails to stop import ban on older devices

Samsung fails to stop import ban on older devices

Samsung has failed to win a presidential veto of an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling against some older Android devices, according to Android Central. The ban shouldn't have too much material effect on Samsung, however - it only covers older devices.

Devices affected by the ban, the result of legal action brought by Apple in 2011, include the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate and the original Galaxy Tab, according to The Verge. The ruling will not affect the vast majority of Samsung-made Android phones and tablets currently sold in the U.S.

It's interesting to note, however, that while the administration refused to veto the ITC ruling against Samsung, they did veto another ruling against Apple earlier this year.

Source: Android Central

Peter Cohen

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johncblandii says:

"It's interesting to note, however, that while the administration refused to veto the ITC ruling against Samsung, they did veto another ruling against Apple earlier this year."

POTUS is an Apple fan for sure. :) That ruling had a different basis for being vetoed though but I'm all for stopping old Android devices into the country by any means necessary! ;-)

grangerfx says:

It does look like the president is playing favorites. I worry that this will do more harm than good for Apple's reputation. It makes Samsung seem like the underdog.

prlundberg says:

By delaying this so long, in all reality Samsung won. Nobody cares about these anymore.