August 3, 2013 4:03 PM
President Obama's administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The ITC announced the ban after finding that those devices had violated a patent held by Samsung. At the Google press breakfast where the company unveiled the new Nexus 7 -- Google's first product franchise with "the new" Apple-esque branding -- the company made sure to highlight the many benefits of the 2013 product compared with its earlier foray into the tablet space. For the most part, the Moto X is just another smartphone. In fact, it's been dubbed a mid-range phone that won't excite hardcore Android fans. But it's not meant to appeal to the minority. It's designed to attract the masses like an Apple device, with fit and finish, such as customizing the look with custom hues and patterns, and a few features that may sway Android users loyal to Samsung, and perhaps a few disgruntled iPhone users, to switch.