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    Is the Google Android logo 'stolen'?


    Engadget just broke a news story about how it 'appears' that Google may have misappropriated some artwork from an old Atary Lynx game (kudos if you had one back in the day, I did). The game in question is 'Gauntlet: The Third Encounter' and as you might have guessed features an Android shaped very similar to the Android robot that we know.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there are only so many million permutations of what the human typically envisions when they picture an "Android" in their head. Eventually, somewhere, your going to find that likeness on multiple products. I think it's going to be a stretch for conspiracy theorists to really believe that this icon is ripped from Atari's long forgotten arcade collection.

    What are your thoughts?

    (Source: Engadget)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abe21599 View Post
    well tehn i say apple did the same thing

    Yah, about the same differences
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    Haha... I was just cleaning my attic and found a bunch of atari controllers and games. Oh boy the memories! That is kind of funny tho...
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    I used to play the crap out of this game

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    There is some resemblances to it... but the old atari android is based off an 8 sided polygon type shape. The Google android logo is not. Very different features in the too
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    Mistaken Identity

    Ridiculous to think this is where todays Android came from. Plus theirs is Spongedroid Roundpants and ours is the real Spongedroid SQUAREpants. See the difference
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    did you hear "oakley" stole their logo idea from the alphabet?!?!?!?!?!

    btw: i totally just made that up.
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    One could argue that this little Atari character looks conspicuously like R2D2. Lucasfilm could have made that argument back then that Atari stole R2's likeness. If anything the Droid character resembles R2 more and the use of the word Droid is licensed to Verizon by Lucas Verizon so the Droid character resembling R2 a bit isn't completely out of bounds.
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    Way for EnGadget to STREEEEETCH for a story... Has anyone else noticed they suck... BAD sometimes they just pull completely random things outta nowhere don't bother fact checking and running with it... As pointed out earlier they are nothing alike at least not any more than the apple/apple
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