If you own any Android phone, not necessarily a Samsung model: The Apple-Samsung verdict could affect all smartphone titans, but Android maker Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) is the first on that list.
That's because the Android software that got Samsung in trouble is relatively the same across manufacturers. Armed with patents now deemed valid by at least one jury, Apple could go on to sue Google and its phone partners.
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth called the verdict "a setback for [the] Android ecosystem" in a note to clients on Monday, warning that both Google and its partners "will likely now have to work around certain features of the operating system and their devices."
Android users could see those workarounds in a software update that changes how some features work. Even the threat of that could be enough to give consumers pause when buying their next smartphone, some experts believe.
"It's a psychological victory for Apple," said Carrier the Rutgers law professor. "Now it's in the back of consumers' minds: Will my phone work the same way in a few months? Even if the answer is yes, the seed of doubt is there."
Specifically - "multiple variations of the Galaxy S and S II, the Droid Charge and the Galaxy Prevail" will be removed from the market.
Customers who own those devices don't need to worry that anyone will take their phones away. Samsung could license Apple's software patents to keep all of its phones' features intact. Some legal experts note it's possible that those phones could receive a software update that tweaks how they look and work