The Android Nougat statue was revealed in a Snapchat story... taken with an iPhone?

The Android Nougat statue was revealed in a Snapchat story... taken with an iPhone?
Each major Android build comes with a dessert code name, each one starting with the next letter in the alphabet. And, while it seems a fairly trivial thing, the speculation for what the next Android name might be has turned into a fun past-time for many fans of Google's OS. And, subsequently, the reveal is now considered a generally exciting affair.

Google has acknowledged the community's excitement over the Android naming schemes and has done its fair share of trolling and misleading speculators in the past, while this year, it actually asked the community to suggest names starting with the letter N. In the end, the company chose Nougat.

The reveal was done over a Snapchat story, which you can view right now, if you have Google in your friends list (or just add it now). It shows some of the excitement that was brewing around the reveal event, Google's “Top secret naming lab”, a couple of corgis, and the actual reveal of the Android Nougat statue a the Googleplex. If you don't feel like snapchatting it, just check out the video below.

One of the snaps clearly shows a couple of smileys pasted on top of a picture. This is a Snapchat feature — the user can grab any emoji they desire from their emoji keyboard and manipulate it like a sticker. Upon closer inspection, the smiley used looks a lot like the iOS stock emoji, and nothing like any Android smartphone emoji we can think of. So, was the Android Nougat Snapchat announcement made with an iPhone? Oops...


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25 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

Does that not just mean it was viewed on an iPhone?

21. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

No. On snaps the original emoji from the phone it was posted on sticks.

2. Compare

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

"taken with an iPhone"?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't even know what to say here except....WOW that's ironic :D!!!

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Then maybe you shouldn't say anything.....that emoji could also be from a Samsung phone.....WOW that would a bucket of ice cold water in your troll face ;-)

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Something tells me you have no clue about what you're talking about :D, but I digress. If you think an emoji only seen on one platform could magically appear on another just for this, you're delusional. I'd actually be more surprised to see Google staff using Samsung phones more than iPhones tbh.

10. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Try and Google emoji whatsapp android.....or maybe textra, or maybe ios emoji keyboard.....if you really think it only is used on ios, then it deformation is you who got no clue.....

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Whatever floats your boat fam', but I have a hard time seeing Google personnel wasting time going through all those hoops to get the same results. Just face it man, it was an iPhone. It won't kill you (or at least I hope it won't) to just accept what's in front of you without creating some conspiracy theory out of optimism :D.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As has been stated already, there's no way to know what phone it was taken with Snapchat. Another possibility is it was taken with a Nougat prototype, which has now emojis.

12. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Emoji on Snaps are treated like pictures, not like text. So, when you pin an emoji on your Snapchat image, it will appear to anyone else in the same style as you see it on your screen.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't bother. If there was video of it being shot with an Android, he'd still insist it was an iPhone. He NEEDS to believe it.

19. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

What is the big the deal? The Executive chairman of Alphabet admitted he prefers the iPhone, and he works for them.

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Could have used an emoji switcher https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stevenschoen.emojiswitcher&hl=en But it's doubtful lol

5. RodrigoFreijanes

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I saw the snaps. It was an iPhone. hehe

7. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Those emojis don't mean anything, it only means that it was viewed on an iPhone. For the emojis to give away what phone it was Google would have had to insert emoji on the text line because if emojis are on the text line they don't change regardless of what phone the Snap story was viewed in.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sorry, I'm a little in the dark here as the article didn't say a single thing as to why the video was made using an iPhone. I'm making assumptions here as I've never used SnapChat, but is it because the happy face that was placed over the girls face in the video was identical to an iPhone emoji?

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I guess that's it, when the page refreshed, it had a second image I hadn't see before with the girl and the corgis.

13. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So what? Google uses iPhones for commercials all the time. They're all about being inclusive. Apple are the only ones who are so try hard about these kinds of things. Google has more on their minds besides their "brand"

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

No matter how much commenter here criticized, 9 out of 10 are "taken with iPhone" Pseudo all you want hater, silent majority will remain majority

17. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And the overwhelming majority choose Android.

20. Griver

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

I use ai.type keyboard since android ics and it has iphone emojies as default since then besides it has many featuressince then that are not found in other keyboards like the 5th raw and ke resizing and cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, sellect all and many many features that was not foud in any rivals keyboards i think untill now so whats the big deal?!

24. Orion78

Posts: 183; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Ummmm ok?

26. BullDozer

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Those emojis are from WhatsApp.

27. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I don't understand why this is a story! So what if a Google employee uses an iPhone. You do realize that Google develops apps for the iOS platform right? If you don't think Google is making tons of money off of iPhone users, then you haven't been paying attention. I also don't get why, in 2016, this is still a thing. Android vs. iOS that is. They are both very good platforms and I don't blame anyone for using either one. Tons of Google employees use iPhones. So what! I go to the genius bar and tons of Apple employees use Samsung phones and Nexus phones.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google release a lot of their apps for iOS. Not surprising if some of them would use iPhone for whatever reason. They may even prefer iPhone. But that's not going to change my own preference. Geek knows exactly what and why they want a certain phone or gadgets. Google employee or Apple employee using what phone would never influence our choice.

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