Google releases four new ads for Android 5.0

Google releases four new ads for Android 5.0
With Android 5.0 arguably the most important release of Android ever, Google has been taking to prime time television to run a series of ads for its open source OS. Four new spots have been released. The first spot is called Android: Garage Band, and shows a band playing a number while being recorded. A little bit of Pete Townsend lives inside one of the band members, who knocks over a camera by mistake. The ad's tag line? "awesome cams for awesome jams."

Next comes Android: Slightly Longer Road Trip. This ad features an RV packed with some odd beings. The van stops to pay a toll, and let's just say that there is now an opening for a toll collector somewhere in Oddsville The next video focuses on smartwatches. Called Android: Break Room, this spot shows the folly of looking at your smartwatch while having a beverage in the same hand. Note that two of the characters are wearing a square faced smartwatch like the LG G Watch, while another is wearing the LG G Watch R or the Motorola Moto 360.

The last spot is called Android: Scary Movie. On an airplane, three people are watching a movie by looking over the shoulder of a tablet user. They are all watching what is apparently a horror movie, since they all jump in fright at the same time. The tag line reads, "bigger screens for bigger screams."

Do these spots make you want to buy an Android powered device? Checkout all four ads by viewing the video slideshow below.


source: Android (1), (2), (3), (4) via BGR

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16 Comments

1. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

LOL this is one way to make OEM stop fighting between themselves.

2. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes, maybe so..... but foolish commercials, so much so, is c funny.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Very entertaining, I like it...

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

These are nice! Android finally has a slogan now "be together.not the same" sounds like a direct attack to iphone users lol

5. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Android is absolutelly the last thing that sells phones, it has close to 0 marketing power. Google is always attacking Apple as they are thermonuclear since 2010... And can you explain me how owning an android phone that half the planet has makes you "together" or "not the same" or how an iPhone makes you look like all others and how it makes an anti-social phreak from you ? That slogan propapbly has a predescesor, "All of your data together.don't buy Apple"

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

As of August, there were nearly 19,000 distinct Android running devices in the wild. Compare that to how many iPhones there are? http://9to5google.com/2014/08/21/there-are-almost-19000-distinct-android-running-devices-in-the-wild/ Also, plenty of people buy a phone based off of the OS, I went with the Moto X 2013 over any other phone because of the near stock OS and the unique features of the phone. You won't catch me buying a Samsung phone simply because it's tainted by that horrid touchwiz interface. Android sells because it has something for everyone. And you can make the phone your own which can't be said about the iPhone. So yes, I think "together, not the same" is a very accurate description of the Android ecosystem, at least when compared to the competition.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

There are 4 iPhones selling offically. But how owning one, makes me look like others owning iPhones ? I am also an uniqe individuel and an iPhone will not make me unfashinable or boring because I have a certain phone, like google want's you to think. I don't meant it like that. Phone 1 and 2 has exactly same specifications, one runs android, the other WP. What do you think, for what will an average person care first ? For the OS ? No. It will be camera, display, processor, or "unique features" like stock experiece, but not the OS itself. Android sells only because it's cheap. Yeah maybe it has zillions of phones, but it deffinitelly doesn't have something for everyone. Just a simple "I wan't a flagship in conpact size" makes almost no results compared to that zillion number. The only area where the current anti-Apple OS offers more chioce than Apple is "I want a cheap phone." Here you go 17500 pieces of cheap plastic rectangles are waiting for you.

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You do realize that no one cares for your Apple flavored propaganda right? Besides, you sound ridiculous.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If people don't care about the OS and would rather buy a phone with features like a killer camera, then the Windows platform would be doing so much better. Also, my wife just got an iPad from her work, and she hates the thing because of the OS, she would rather have an Android tablet. You say that people don't buy phones because of the OS, you're wrong. For millions of people out there, the OS is the first thing they consider. You say that Android has nothing to offer it's users over the iPhone, every feature of the new iPhone is a stripped down and long overdue feature that have been on Android devices for years prior. Android is for people who want everything the iPhone has, 3 years before any iPhone will ever get it. And there's no way on Earth I would ever trade my 2013 Moto X in for an iPhone 6 or 6+. Last year's iPhone is suffering severely after receiving the latest iOS update, it happens every year, phones slow down, performance suffers, glitches start popping up. Android on the other had has actually improved the performance of their phones with the release of Kit Kat & Lollipop. Apple is overpriced, feature stripped, uninspired app launchers. This past year saw massive breaches in their user's personal data, from the Australian Apple account hack and ransom ordeal, the iCloud security fiasco which came to light that Apple was made aware of the issue half a year in advance and did nothing, the iMessanger Black hole that's been an ongoing issue for nearly 3 years now. You say people don't buy Android phones because of the OS, well, I'll tell you that people don't buy Apple phones for the very same reason.

13. vhammoudeh

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

It is obvious that you know nothing about Android sir, because if you want compact flagship you have the Sony Z3 Compact which embarrasses the iPhone 6, and if you want a big flagship you have the Note 4 which walks all over the large iPhone 6 plus. And then there are phones like the Sony Z3 and HTC One M8 which strike a perfect balance between usability, design and features, and all of them are in the same price bracket as the precious iPhone, so please stop it with the "Android phones are all cheap plastic rectangles" talk.

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Still stuck on "CHEAP"... What constitutes "CHEAP"? Plastic? Well wouldn't the iPhone 5c be considered "CHEAP"? See how your comment is bogus at best? Wow!

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's like if everyone was wearing the same Justin Bieber jacket as you. If everyone has the same Justin Bieber iphone as you that would suck and make me look like an iodine sheep.

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I would explain it to you but you wouldn't understand it. You'd need to understand correct grammar first. Yours is truly horrid.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's a very simple slogan that fits EXACTLY what avid Android users have recognized for years now: we're an army of individuals.

12. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I've always liked the Road Trip ad before it became an extended version. It shows the awesome beauty of Android, it's so diverse, like the people in the van. be together. not the same.

14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Those were some good ads.

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