When Google messes with its homepage, it usually adds a Google doodle. But on Tuesday that space was reserved for an ad.
The tech giant used its homepage, one of the most visited places on the Web, to promote its own product -- the Nexus 7 tablet.
On Google.com, an animation starts to play below the search box. A line appears and expands in the white space toward the bottom and out pops the Nexus 7, bumping the text above it.
If you click on the Nexus 7 you're directed to the Google Play page for the 8-gigabyte model of the the company's tablet.