Oh, take that, Apple! Samsung has just been granted a temporary stay on the ban of US sales of the Galaxy Nexus, which means that the company is currently free to continue selling the device until the stay is lifted.

The Google Play Store’s Galaxy Nexus page still shows that it’s coming soon, but that doesn’t surprise me: Google told everyone that it would be coming back next week, along with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Of course, this news happened just recently, so it could certainly change by midnight tonight.

We don’t know why the presiding Judge Lucy Koh granted Samsung’s request for a stay at this time, but hopefully we’ll find out more next week Thursday.

Whatever the reason, this stay is only valid until July 12, when Apple will have the chance to respond to the subject. That’s only six days, so if it does go back up for sale on Google Play, I’d suggest nabbing it as quickly as possible; we have no idea what’s going to happen on July 12.

[Bloomberg via Engadget | Google Play]