In late November, Samsung won an earlier victory when an Australian Federal Court unanimously decided to lift a lower court's preliminary injunction on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. However, Apple appealed the decision to the High Court, the final court of appeal. The ruling means Samsung will be able to offer the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in time for the holiday shopping season.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been banned from the Australian market since late July. Considered one of the best alternatives to Apple's iPad 2, although the Australian market isn't huge, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 victory is still huge for Samsung.
That said, Apple continues to dominate the tablet space, although Amazon.com's Kindle Fire is definitely making its presence felt, and Android tablets are beginning finally grab some reasonable amount of tablet market share.
Samsung is the world's top smartphone maker, but Amazon.com is expected to take a distant second to Apple in tablets once Q4 2011 results are tallied, early next year.