vivo closes its german online store

After Oppo and OnePlus stopped sales in Germany last summer, following a lawsuit from Nokia, vivo is now closing down its online store as well. Back in April, the German court ruled in favor of Nokia as vivo has apparently infringed a Nokia patent related to the WLAN connections in vivo’s smartphones. The same reason why Oppo and OnePlus had to temporarily pull out from the German market.

Without much of a warning, vivo’s website is now closed and German consumers can no longer buy a vivo smartphone in the country. The German branch now greets you with a short statement that vivo’s…