There have been plenty of legal disputes between Apple and Samsung, one of which recently affected the Galaxy Nexus. At the end of last month, a U.S. District Judge in San Jose ruled the Galaxy Nexus infringed on some of Apple's patents. As a result of this ruling, the Galaxy Nexus was banned from being sold in the U.S.
This particular dispute between Apple, Google, and Samsung involves the Quick Search Box on the Galaxy Nexus. This feature lets users search both the phone's memory and the web to find information. Apple currently has a patent for a "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system."
In order to resolve the issue, Google plans to issue a software update that will fix some of the disputed patent issues. The update will reportedly disable the ability to search the phone and will only allow users to search the web.
In addition, Google has confirmed plans to offer the Galaxy Nexus with the latest version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean next week. This version of Android is also designed to avoid the issues related to the patent infringement.