Android L == Android Lego?
Suppose it would make a change from Android <insert food item here> and also means another multi product tie up, a la KitKat?
It’s not every day that El Reg gets invited to Google UK’s London HQ, so we thought we’d take a few snaps to remember the occasion. That’s not to say we haven’t been here before, back in March 2012 we were in the very same place, only Google hadn’t moved in yet as the offices were still being fitted out. Google UK reception …
Cheap and nasty migraine inducing fluorescent lighting.
Gloss open plan desks to reflect said light directly into your eyeballs.
Those blue swivel office chairs everyone hates.
Cheap and nasty diarrhoea brown coffee (or is it blood) stained carpet tiles.
Windows that don't open.
Air con that is either too humid, too dry, or, strangely, heating...
A big patch of grass outside that someone decided should be left to grow into some kind of idyllic nature jungle. It looks like a heroin addict's garden.
...but we have a fake Starbucks that does good coffee
"While we'd imagined we'd give tissue samples here"
They probably did that surreptitiously at some point, and will be dragged through the courts at some point in the future with the defence that it was a rogue engineer that added tissue sampling to that door handle (which, naturally, is a part of the Internet of Pointless Things).
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Been there a dozen times and you've barely scratched the surface of the googleplex....
..where are the pics of the dance studio (!), the wacky 'submarine' doors with faux hatch wheels, themed meeting rooms named after various flora, the employees with their pet dogs lying on bean bags next to their desks, the inflatable video conference pods, the astroturf floors, the all-you-can-carry free confectionary stand in the restaurant.......
Must try harder - the vulture needs to ask its contact for the full tour next time!
beyond the strip of yellow and black on the floor that says "no visitors beyond this point"
and the little signs on the doors that tell you which coloured pass you need to enter this room
you can't take pictures inside the Temples of Syrinx
I was expecting to see hordes of borged and assimilated Google employees moving around their augmented reality with super beta Glasses implanted onto their heads.
Not even a Seven of Nine to be seen.
I'll stick to working within yards of the beach here, where there is occasionally some outstanding augmentation.
Ok admittedly this tour was after hours, but why in all of the "we're such a cool employer, look at our fun shit" pictures do you never see any employees utilising this "fun shit"
By the way I'm perfectly prepared to be corrected should somebody provide a picture of some Oompa Loompas diving down a slide or something.