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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Samsung Says Smartphone is 'Apple-Proof'

Samsung, maker of the "Galaxy Nexus" smartphone, has stated that its device does not infringe on any of the iPhone 4S' technology patents.

Samsung mobile president Shin Jong-kyun told Korean reporters that Samsung's Galaxy Nexus was designed around the patents Apple has cited in lawsuits against the company's other smartphones, including the Galaxy S and Galaxy S2.

Jong-kyun went on to say that he's not sure "if (the Galaxy Nexus) will be 100 percent free" from the many legal pursuits Apple is currently pursuing.

Jong-kyun's comments refer to the recent legal troubles that Samsung has faced trying to sell its devices worldwide.

In the Netherlands, Samsung was forced to update its Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, and Ace smartphones after a judge found the devices in violation of Apple's patents.

Samung's computer tablet, the "Galaxy Tab 10.1," has also faced court injunctions in Germany, Australia, and the U.S. Each respective court noted that Samsung's table does indeed violate Apple's patents.

Samsung feels that Apple's claims are entirely false.

According to Jong-kyun, "What we are losing (with the court battles) is the pride in our brand."

Samsung has not taken these lawsuits from Apple lightly. They are even counter-suing its rival company as well.

Earlier this week, and just a few days after Apple launched the device, Samsung took to the Australian federal court to file an injunction request barring the sale of the iPhone 4S in Australia. They argued that Apple's latest handset violates three of the patents it holds in Australia.

The company also included the iPhone 4S in an injunction request in Japan. Samsung stated that Apple's new smartphone violates four of its patents in that country.

Jong-kyun said that his company's legal battle with Apple "is just a start and will last for a considerable time."

Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus, was unveiled earlier today at the "Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode" in Hong Kong.

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