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Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets a makeover, swerves Apple’s German ban

During the summer months we had the ongoing legal spat between Apple and Samsung constantly crabbing the headlines. Apple managed to win an injunction against Samsung selling its Galaxy Tab in Germany and Australia. Today we can tell you that the Samsung Galaxy Tab10.1 gets a makeover in an attempt to swerve Apple’s German ban.

Now the company has been busy and made some changes and the new version is finally heading over to Germany according to TechRadar. The company has made the changes to the features of the device so that it no longer infringes Apple’s patents.

It was in August that Apple got a ban upheld on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which to begin with was European wide. This was overturned on appeal but remained in place in Germany with the device disappearing from shelves as well as missing out on being showcased at IFA 2011.

The new device is now called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, and Samsung have revealed they have made only two changes to the design to get round patent infringements. These are alterations to the bezel and the placement of the speaker on the tablet.

From the images of the new design it can be seen there is now more metal on show on the front of the tablet PC, so the bezel is not all black. Apple will be watching closely at the design but makes you wonder if Samsung is admitting it was in the wrong regarding Apple’s patent claims.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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