UPDATE: You can now purchase the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the Google Play Store again. Shipping will be 2-3 weeks.
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus will not be banned immediately as feared by some. The U.S. Court of Appeals has put a hold on the ban awaiting a response from, of all companies, Apple.
The lift of the ban is only temporary as the courts are still deciding whether or not to allow the ban to be enacted before the final patent infringement case is settled between Apple and Samsung.
Samsung and Google have already been said to be working on a fix that will address the infringing patents.