Samsung lawyer John Quinn made a statement regarding the brand new Apple case against the Galaxy Nexus for infringement on Siri-related patents. He said that Apple, wasn’t harmed by sales of the Galaxy Nexus, because they were “minuscule.” That’s right. He said that Apple’s suit for losses was bogus due to the apparent fact that Galaxy Nexus sales were insignificant.
Analysts have been wondering about Galaxy Nexus sales since its launch late in 2011. It was Google’s third Nexus device after two relative sales failures, and the early availability of Android 4.0 was expected to boost the phone’s retail rankings. Still, with Verizon pushing the DROID RAZR and other devices over the Nexus, sales numbers ended up “minuscule.”
Samsung reported specifically that $250 million worth of Galaxy Nexus devices were sold in its first two quarters on the market. Quinn relayed, “This is a product that, at most, captured 0.5 percent of the market.”