The second day of a two-day hearing between Apple and Samsung has brought resolution to a user interface-related patent claim by the iPhone maker. Webwerld editor Andreas Udo de Haes, who covers the hearing from a Dutch court room, wrote on Twitter that carriers are currently testing a firmware update for Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones. It is said to tweak the user interface of the photo gallery program so it doesn’t infringe anymore:
Meanwhile, Samsung can get around this with an update for Android that changes the UI of the photo gallery, so is doesn’t infringe anymore
Some people are reporting that today’s 2.3.4 firmware update lost the bounce effect on whole Android and replaced it with the blue fading effect. For more intricacies of the legalities, knock yourself out here.
Samsung took Apple to court in The Hague, The Netherlands, over alleged patent infringement related to 3G wireless technologies used in Apple’s 3G iPads and iPhones. The Korean company is seeking a ban on those products in The Netherlands. Judge will rule whether Samsung’s cases will be allowed to continue on October 14 at 2pm local time. Apple did get an injunction (but no ban) on the Galaxy S, S II and Ace which is scheduled to go into effect from October 13.