Larry Page and Tim Cook spoke via telephone this week, according to reports
Search engine giant Google’s chief executive Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been reportedly holding talks on a wide range of issues, including the mobile patent disputes between the two companies.
It has been reported that the executives spoke via telephone earlier the week.
Both the parties are anticipated to talk again in future; Reuters reported a meeting had been planned in the current week but has been postponed undisclosed reason.
It is thought one of the major talking points between the two CEOs will be basic features and operations in Google’s Android operating system, according to a source. Apple is involved in lawsuits with several smartphone manufacturers which use Google’s Android operating system.
Apple recently won a victory from a California jury, which decided that Samsung’s Android powered phones infringed patents for the iPhone. The jury also ruled for an anticipated ban on sales of some patent-infringed Samsung products.
Although Google hasn’t been directly sued by Apple, the iPhone manufacturer’s patent claims against Samsung and HTC have been aimed at features found in Google’s Android operating system.
Google and Apple have become competitors to each other following their shift from PCs to mobile devices.
Google’s Motorola Mobility has also filed a lawsuit against Apple at the US International Trade Commission claiming Apple’s devices have infringed its patents.
In recent months, the iPhone maker reduced its dependence on Google’s products and started developing its own mobile mapping software, replacing the Google products used in the iPhone.
Apple said that it will not even offer Google’s YouTube as a inbuilt app in future iPhone devices.