Google chairman pans Apple over patent wars but says company is still ‘a very good partner’

BGR, The latest stop in former Google (GOOG) CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt’s Asian tour was the South Korean capital of Seoul on Thursday. The executive was welcomed to the country with open arms as he announced the availability of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. The 7-inch Android slate will be available in South Korean retail stores in mid-October for the equivalent of roughly $267, the Korea Times reported. Following his announcement, Schmidt spoke about the ongoing patent disputes plaguing the mobile industry and Google’s relationship with both Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930).

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fatstarr3829d ago

"Literally patent wars prevent choice, prevent innovation and I think that is very bad,”

quote of the month.