Daring Fireball: Google Mobile Uses Private iPhone APIs:

If it’s #2, though, this stinks. Third-party iPhone development is purportedly a level playing field. If regular developers are forced to play by the rules, but Google is allowed to use private APIs just because they’re Google, the system is rigged.

Please. You can't imagine some company having a special arrangement with the iPhone? You can't imagine Google being able to strongarm such a relationship? You can't imagine an Apple-Google partnership that benefits both?

So what if Google was able to access more of the iPhone API than anyone else? No worse than Apple's position as an iPhone app developer, and no reason not to synergize some pressige with a useful app.