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Samsung Relieved as Google Updates Android

It seems like Android is going on a rescue mission to save its Korean partner Samsung from the wrath of Apple Inc. in the ongoing patent-clash between the two smartphone and tablet makers.

According to reports, an upcoming Android update for the Samsung Galaxy smartphones could save the Korean electronic giant from a preliminary injunction imposed by a Dutch court at the request of the iPhone maker.

It’s been only a couple of days since Apple’s suit clad lawsuit-brigade convinced the Dutch court to issue a European Union wide preliminary injunction against the Galaxy smartphones from the Korean firm.

Apparently, the only case of patent infringement in this latest appeal made by Apple to the Dutch court was in the gallery application featured by the disputed Galaxy smartphones.

With Google preparing to issue an Android 2.1 to Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy smartphones sometimes in the coming days, the issue is likely to be resolved and finally bring back Samsung some peace of mind!

"The injunction has been granted due to the method of scrolling in the Gallery. If that's replaced, there is no more reason to uphold the injunction," said Bas Berghuis van Woortman, one of Samsung's lawyers said, The Inquirer reports.