We do know that Apple and Google are not exactly bosom buddies at this juncture, as Apple right now has a lawsuit in the wings against Samsung in the state of California, which will also comprise of a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Apple did put in the request for Google to uncover any differences if they are in place, between the Android code that was rolled out in the Android Open Source Project repository compared to those which run on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google has, unsurprisingly, taken a far more negative stance as the Internet search giant certainly has no plans to reveal an inch of additional information unless they had no other choice.
In fact, Google claims that complying with “Apple’s request would reveal critical Google trade secrets”, citing “the internal functionality of Android running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s trade secret.” No idea on the kind of “internal functionality” which Google is referring to. Bear in mind that PhoneArena had reluctantly linked to Florian Mueller as the source of this particular story, since they claim that Mueller possesses questionable ethics as well as having been perceived to have a bias against Google. You say poh-ta-to, I say po-tay-to.