Googler shows off slightly deranged original Android mascot

Googler shows off slightly deranged original Android mascot
The lovable green robot that we all know and love wasn't always the mascot for Android apparently. At least, that's the story from Googler Dan Morrill, who told a story today on Google+ about how he had designed another set of mascots for the platform early on, which were affectionately called the "Dandroids". As Morrill openly states, he just put these designs together as filler for an internal presentation to developers working on the various Android APIs. 

We don't know about you guys, but we find something a bit deranged about the Dandroids. It's probably something to do with the swirl eyes. There is something disconcerting about those eyes, not like the calm, soothing eyes of the Hypnotoad. 

Either way, as Dan says in the post (and we agree), it was probably a good thing that Google went to a professional designer, Irina Blok, for the green bugdroid that became the Android mascot. 

source: Dan Morrill

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16 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Nice... But I prefer the original cute little green bot :)

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Looks like...a metallic giant sex toy with goofy eyes.

3. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

OMG!!!! You're right!!!

15. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

lol it does is it from futurerama

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

"it was probably a good thing that Google went to a professional designer" and yes it was cuz that looks like one stupid robot

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That looks like "Rosie" from The Jetsons [on crack] ¿°`

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Bingo! Remember seeing an episode where she goes crazy and has the same crazy look on her face...

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats the first thing I thought of too.. lol

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

now thats creepy looking but looks like something from the Jetsons era

7. Aeires unregistered

Would love to have seen what Verizon would have done with that!

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It would look just like that.. but with stickers all over it naming the VZW bloatware inside, and giant padlocks all over the update port.

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Looks like Dan missed a few hugs growing up.... Glad they went to a proper designer for the final design.

10. mcgrd

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

girls will love it! . .especially when it vibrates. . hehehe =p

11. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

"The lovable green robot that we all know and love..." - wtf?! PA, are you on amphetamines? Maybe you know and love this toy, but don't put "all" in your opinion, right? PS: I don't know the previous, but this robot looks like a dildo! Maybe Giggle finally found the best looks for their so-called OS :)

14. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You came to the wrong article to diss android, now f**k off !!

16. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

"We all" as in "we all at PA". We're obviously not trying to speak to your opinions, only our own. That said, you seem quite riled up over something so innocuous. What don't you like about the current Android mascot?

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