The Android Mascot That Could Have Been

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  1. cereal_killer

    cereal_killer Administrator Staff Member

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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"?


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    So glad we ended up with the Green Droid. ;);)
     
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    Kind of a Jetsons meets Futurama thing going on there......but I have no real artistic sensibility, either.

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    Interesting :D but I prefer the green android we all know.
     

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