Google put out a video today showing “uncut” footage from inside one of its search quality meetings. This is interesting in and of itself, but I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the Googlers in the meeting were using Macs, rather than say, Chromebooks.
Here are some stills:
It’s not really a surprise that Googlers are using computers that aren’t Google. I would be more surprised if that’s all any of them were using, and I don’t think they’ve every tried to hide it.
Still, given how much emphasis Google has placed on business use for Chromebooks, you might expect to see them being used in Google’s offices more too. Granted, this is only one video of one meeting. I’m sure there is plenty of Chromebook use around Google’s various campuses.
Here’s Google’s pitch for Chromebook business use:
Chromebooks are optimized for web apps and other browser-based business tools, which makes it easy for organizations to innovate quickly, collaborate from anywhere, and access the limitless scalability of the web. Chromebooks also include a web-based management console, enabling admins to manage an entire fleet of Chromebooks and users even if they are distributed across multiple locations. Together, Chromebooks and the web offer companies a competitive advantage over those relying on archaic IT infrastructure.
It might be be even more noteworthy if they were all using iPads over Android tablets.