Samsung redesigns Galaxy Tab

Samsung has said that it will launch a redesigned version of its 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab model in Germany as early as this week to avoid a sales ban on the tablet.

German versions of the tablets will have a different form of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 model and the speaker will be moved. It will be renamed it the “Galaxy Tab 10.1 N.” We guess the N stands for “no patent trolls” .

Samsung told Reuters  that it modified the model to reflect Apple’s claims.

However we are not sure that it is going to work. Apple’s agenda is not so much the tablet lay out but preventing people from using the Android operating system, which Steve Jobs was convinced stole his ideas.

Apple sued Samsung in the United States, saying the  Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” copied the iPhone and iPad.

Last month, Samsung upgraded three of its smartphones to get around temporary sales bans on earlier versions of products that a Dutch court said violated an Apple patent.

But things are starting to slide away from Apple lately. An Australian court agreed to fast-track Samsung’s appeal against a ban on the sale of its new Galaxy tablet computer in the country.

Samsung has also won sales bans on Apple Inc’s iPhone 4S in Australia and Japan, following similar moves in France and Italy.