Samsung Galaxy Nexus ban suspended temporarily

The twisty turns of Apple and Samsung’s current legal battle are enough to give you whiplash. After U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s appeal to lift the sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus earlier this week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit suspended the sales ban tonight, The Verge reports.

Samsung: Galaxy Nexus ban based on ‘insufficient evidence’

South Korea’s Samsung Sunday appealed Friday’s preliminary injunction against sales of the Android-based Galaxy Nexus. In papers filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung lawyers argue that the judge had “legally insufficient evidence” that Apple would be irreparably harmed.

Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus coming April 22 for $199

Sprint still hasn’t rolled out its LTE 4G network,  but that’s not stopping the company from announcing new LTE phones. Next up for Sprint is the Galaxy Nexus, the latest flagship Google Phone, which will launch on April 22 for $200 with a two-year contract.

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Apple could bring facial recognition to the iPhone, à la Android

You can bet if one major smartphone manufacturer develops a new feature, its competitors will follow suit. Apple has applied for a facial recognition patent, according to an application form published by the U.S. Patent Office. Looks like Apple is right on Google’s heels; in mid-December the Android 4.0 Galaxy Nexus was released, with the ability to unlock the phone by recognizing your face touted as a key feature.

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Motorola Droid Razr will get Ice Cream Sandwich update in early 2012

Motorola must have felt a little left out yesterday when it launched its slick-looking Droid Razr smartphone because Samsung launched an even bigger phone with the newest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, later the same day. Not unexpectedly, Motorola said it has plans in place to update the Razr to Android 4.0 by early 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone leaked online (video)

A video of Google’s flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (a.k.a. the Samsung Nexus Prime), has leaked online — showing off not only the device, but also a preview of how the latest version of the Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.