The little green robot we have all come to know as the official mascot of Android may never have been if a few folks at Google didn’t come to their senses. Pictured here is Googler Dan Morrill’s early representation for Android, designed to coincide with an in-house launch of the fledgling mobile OS back in 2007. “I had no eye candy for the slides we were putting together. Hence these guys,” Morrill relayed via his Google+ page.
Yikes. Could you imagine these colorful and zany robots (which look like demented bottles of ketchup and mustard) adorning the lawn of Building 44, appearing in TV commercials, and hiding out behind the screens of our smartphones? We doubt Morrill ever intended to see the characters through launch, however. At the time, most probably didn’t even realize the dominant platform Android would become in just a few short years.
Me, I’ll take Bugdroid munching away on Ice Cream Sandwiches and Jelly Beans over these so-called “Dandroids” any day. How about you?
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