On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California rejected Samsung’s request to lift her June 26 sales ban on the tablet. Perhaps more importantly, days after that first preliminary injunction was issued, Koh imposed a second one, on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
In fact, both of those devices are rather old, but the Galaxy Nexus is Google's current developer phone, which the Android maker has been selling on its Play Store for $349, a very low price for a phone without a carrier subsidy (i.e., no contract). In addition, Sprint only began selling its own version of the Galaxy Nexus - a device for its still-to-come LTE network - in April.
Samsung said the following, in a statement. "Samsung is disappointed with the court's decision that denied our motion to stay. We believe today's ruling will ultimately reduce the availability of superior technological features to consumers in the United States."
Speaking of the Galaxy S III, though, Apple is also seeking a preliminary injunction against that device, as well.