The Google Promotion

Much has been made of the the recent Google home page promotion for the Nexus 7 tablet and that the purity of Google has been somehow tainted. John Gruber at Daring Fireball quotes and comments on whether any hypocricy exists. The bigger issue in my mind is that the look and feel is completely disrupted if you use a custom background (using the Change Background Image button on the Google home page). So whether it is a good or bad idea commercially, it sure isn't pretty (hint to Google: PNG alpha transparency):

Google with no Background
Google with Custom Background
The Nexus 7 is an iPad? ;-)


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