Apple in August secured a temporary ban on Samsung’s planned Galaxy Tab 10.1 release in Australia. Today is the first day of a two-day hearing over the matter and Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett said she needed more time to dive into Apple’s claims before she ruled on Apple’s request for an injunction.
Bennett observed that “technology moves very quickly”, adding that “it would be in both sides’ interest to have this matter finalized quickly”. The development could further push the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country. Per Bloomberg:
At today’s hearing, Apple focused on one alleged patent infringement, relating to the touch screen technology of the iPads. Samsung had agreed not to fight Apple’s claim that the Galaxy 10.1 uses zoom technology that infringes its patent.
Meanwhile, it’s business as usual for Apple’s fierce competitor from Korea, which counts the Mac maker as its biggest customer. Just as they announced channel shipments of ten million Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide (and expecting to ship as much tablets in 2011), Samsung in Korea took the wraps off the Galaxy S II HD LTE which features a native 720p display and fourth-generation LTE radio technology. Samsung also raised stakes in the legal spat with Apple by threatening to go after the yet unannounced iPhone 5 in both Korea and Europe as soon as Apple put the handset on sale. More importantly, the company has made an important ally in Verizon Wireless in the United States which voiced support for Samsung in the Apple case. Also…
…Samsung is targeting Apple’s MacBook Air ultra-portable with an upcoming Ultrabook notebook which it outsourced to contract manufacturer Quanta Computers whose customers include Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and others. An in-house produced model is also in the works and both are slated for a fourth quarter introduction. Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer and Asustek are also planning on releasing their Ultrabook notebooks ahead of the holiday shopping season, albeit in small quantities. Last week, Samsung Electronics’ new Line-16 plant went online. The 198,000 square meter facility is the world’s largest DRAM and NAND factory in the world capable of producing 200,000 wafers per month. Samsung this morning confirmed that Microsoft chose their 30-nanometer DDR3 memory for its virtualized data center.
Cross-posted on 9to5Google.com.