The Android Mascot That Could Have Been

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  1. cereal killer

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    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+
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    That should be the Android "crack flashers" mascot:D
     
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    And glad it wasn't :)
     
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    Dandroids looks re.... you know its a good thing they built upon that. Nice to see how it evolved from that to

    DROID

     
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    johnomaz Silver Member

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    I never saw that commercial. That was awesome. I want that to become a movie.
     
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    Nice commercial. Thank God that the dandroids weren't adopted...they're ugly! :D

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    ugggh

    Not I. Too childish and unrefined. Andy has a simplicity to him that makes him great.
     
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    danDroid DF Administrator Staff Member

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    haha, they were actually named after me :)

    Come on Google, give credit where credit is due!
     
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    Lol... they look like our current mascot on PCP.
     
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    I bet it would like anyones mascot on PCP .. :p
     
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    Haha it looks like some really awful MS Clipart, so glad we have Andy now
     
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