The Android Mascot That Could Have Been

Discussion in 'Android News' started by cereal killer, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. cereal killer
    Offline

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,162
    Likes Received:
    886
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +902
    Current Phone Model:
    Nokia Lumia Icon
    [​IMG]


    The little green robot who we affectionately have come to know as Andy, may never have been if a few folks at Google didn’t come to their senses and snap out of it. Dan Morrill, head of developer relations, had to present a slide to an internal team of Google engineers who were tasked with tinkering with the various APIs and an early version of the SDK. He threw together a set of four odd looking robots to attach to the slides, and they quickly became known as “Dandroids.” No, not our fearless leader danDroid here at DF. Mr Morrill said of the endeavor:

    Thankfully another Googler by the name of Irina Blok came along and fashioned "bugdroid", the cute little green robot. Looking back at these early renditions, it's hard to imagine that the Android of today came from such humble beginning's. So who likes the "Dandroids"?

    Source: Google+
     
  2. dezymond
    Offline

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,046
    Likes Received:
    744
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +756
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy s4
    That should be the Android "crack flashers" mascot:D
     
  3. Shadez
    Offline

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,426
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Ratings:
    +204
    Current Phone Model:
    HTC One M8
    Twitter:
    @Shadez69
    And glad it wasn't :)
     
  4. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    18,289
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    Trophy Points:
    958
    Ratings:
    +1,599
    Dandroids looks re.... you know its a good thing they built upon that. Nice to see how it evolved from that to

    DROID

     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. johnomaz
    Offline

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,567
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +325
    I never saw that commercial. That was awesome. I want that to become a movie.
     
  6. FoxKat
    Offline

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,014
    Likes Received:
    1,573
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,632
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    Nice commercial. Thank God that the dandroids weren't adopted...they're ugly! :D

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. fish1552
    Offline

    fish1552 Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Savannah area of Coastal Georgia, USA
    Ratings:
    +17
    ugggh

    Not I. Too childish and unrefined. Andy has a simplicity to him that makes him great.
     
  8. danDroid
    Offline

    danDroid DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,401
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Ratings:
    +151
    haha, they were actually named after me :)

    Come on Google, give credit where credit is due!
     
  9. Likwid_E
    Offline

    Likwid_E Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    California
    Ratings:
    +9
    Current Phone Model:
    S4
    Lol... they look like our current mascot on PCP.
     
  10. Shadez
    Offline

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,426
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Ratings:
    +204
    Current Phone Model:
    HTC One M8
    Twitter:
    @Shadez69
    I bet it would like anyones mascot on PCP .. :p
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. RyanPm40
    Offline

    RyanPm40 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Ratings:
    +16
    Haha it looks like some really awful MS Clipart, so glad we have Andy now
     
Search tags for this page

does the android mascot have a name?