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It seems like whenever Google wants to get the word out without a formal press release, they send former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt out to become their microphone -- and this week he's talking about their relationship with Apple.
Business Insider reported Thursday that Google chairman Eric Schmidt is among the guest speakers at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference being held this week in Idaho, where the former CEO came with good news about the search giant's ongoing relationship with "frenemy" Apple.
"These are two proud, well-run, different companies," Schmidt said, revealing that Google's relationship with Apple has improved recently after "many meetings."
While that may be the case, it's hardly a return to the days of the original iPhone in 2007, when Google was a key partner with YouTube, maps and search and Schmidt was on Apple's board of directors.
Tensions mounted after Google launched its own mobile operating system, Android, which Steve Jobs famously referred to as "a stolen product" in his biography, where he vowed to go to "thermonuclear war" to destroy it.
These days, Google has mostly been scrubbed from iOS devices aside from Mobile Safari search, although the company has brought most of its core Android apps to the iPhone as a third party -- sometimes even debuting new features first on the competing platform.
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