Google handing out custom Galaxy Nexus to employees


An employee showing off the Galaxy Nexus with custom back cover.

The Next Web is reporting that Google is giving out an early Christmas gift to employees in the form of a customized Galaxy Nexus phone.

The customizations come in the form of a special back cover that sports various Android icons engraved onto it. The Next Web confirms that employees in Google's London and Zurich offices have received the devices, it is not known if US based Google employees will be receiving one, but that is expected to be the case. One would assume that the European offices would be receiving the unlocked GSM version and the US offices could get the LTE enabled Verizon version, but that is just speculation.

In the past, Google has given the original Nexus One and Nexus S to their employees. In 2008, they gave a G1, the first Google Android phone, to each of their employees. It seems that the tradition has continued.

Be sure to read our review of the LTE Galaxy Nexus that launched on Verizon in the United States last week, and the GSM Google Nexus as well.

Image courtesy of The Next Web

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What if I was a Google employee and didn't want that mess of an OS called Android? I don't suppose they hand out iphones or WP7s.

Dot Matrix said,
What if I was a Google employee and didn't want that mess of an OS called Android? I don't suppose they hand out iphones or WP7s.

Yeah if my company is giving me a FREE phone I'm gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.

Dot Matrix said,
What if I was a Google employee and didn't want that mess of an OS called Android? I don't suppose they hand out iphones or WP7s.

so your jealous..we get it

Dot Matrix said,
What if I was a Google employee and didn't want that mess of an OS called Android? I don't suppose they hand out iphones or WP7s.

You could always give it back, it's a gift, don't want it, give or donate to someone that does.

Dot Matrix said,
What if I was a Google employee and didn't want that mess of an OS called Android? I don't suppose they hand out iphones or WP7s.

You use what your company gives you for company, and whatever you want for personal. I think if I worked for Google I'd be pretty happy with a Nexus device. Likewise if I'd worked for Apple or Microsoft.

It's no different than a corporate issued Blackberry. If you don't like it, use something else.

I

Dot Matrix said,
What if I was a Google employee and didn't want that mess of an OS called Android? I don't suppose they hand out iphones or WP7s.

You stop being a spoilt brat and say thank you.

vincent said,
Louise Vuitton?

Seriously? How is this relevant to the topic? Am i missing something?

Back to the topic, I wish I was an employee of Google. At least you don't have to invest in a cell phone

still1 said,

Seriously? How is this relevant to the topic? Am i missing something?

The pattern on the back of the phone resembles the sort of pattern Louis Vuitton uses on their handbags.

lunarworks said,

The pattern on the back of the phone resembles the sort of pattern Louis Vuitton uses on their handbags.


oh... I see... tbh, i didnt think about that....