Report: Samsung replaces smartphone feature

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? Samsung Electronics is reportedly replacing a Galaxy smartphone feature to dodge a sales ban in the Netherlands.

The world’s No. 2 mobile phone maker is in an intensifying patent fight with Apple Inc. over smartphones and tablet computers that spans 10 countries.

Yonhap news agency said Wednesday that Samsung will remove a feature that Dutch judges called a patent violation and replace it with a different method of browsing pictures on the smartphone that competes with the iPhone.

A Dutch court injunction against three Galaxy mobile devices is due to take effect on Thursday.

The Netherlands is just one of the countries where Samsung has faced a sales ban.