Google is soon to unveil different species for Android mascot and the mobile consumers keep on guessing whether when it will finally become official. The operating system of Google Android was popularized by its mascot which is well loved by the public. Fondly called as the “bugbot,” this bulbous green robot charmed the masses, making Android more popular than ever. You can see the picture of the “bugbot” everywhere especially in the internet.
More than just a mascot, the green robot has become a trademark that helped the Android software sweep the mobile industry with high popularity. Android becomes a popular operating system with key applications and middleware. Because of its growing popularity, Google Inc. in 2005 purchased its developer Android, Inc. Just recently, Android engineer Dan Morrill made public his different concept designs of Android mascots which he sketched years ago before “bugbot” was officially launched in 2008.
In his Google Plus account, Morrill showed off the first few designs of what could have been Google’s Android mascot if the “bugbot” design of Irina Blok did not come into the picture. These are the alternate robotic mascots that are made in Inkscape that come in four colors namely yellow, blue, green and red. Some Android fanatics find these robotic images to look like Teletubby mobile droids but Morris and some Google employees finally nicknamed them to be “Dandroids.” These Android mascots were played around by Google employees to start getting a feel with the software and give their own feedback. They look like human robots with swirly eyes and a cone head. For quite sometime, these mascots were able to linger a bit longer as one of the contenders to become the official Android mascot until the green bulbous mascot “bugbot” took the official face of Android. Interestingly, these mascots were named after popular robots than the usual treats that the current Android mascots are known for.
Some describe the Dandroids as having the possibility to terrorize children with these swirly eyed droids which Google management indeed realized and thus rejected the image concept. Just in time of releasing these original Android mascot design concepts, Google now unveiled its latest Android mascot, the Android Jelly Bean! The mascot was just installed at the Google’s headquarters in Mountain View campus and it looks well standing beside the Android Ice Cream Sandwich mascot. With Google constantly upgrading its operating system to provide better and more efficient performances, the Jelly Bean will become Android’s most popular operating system which is a level higher than the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Predicted to become one of Android’s powerful operating systems, the Jelly Bean deserves to have its own iconic face. Other than the upgrade on the OS functionality of Android devices comes the new Android Jelly Bean mascot that also charm the masses similarly as the original ‘bugbot” mascot did. It can be noted that Google was able to release different versions of its operating systems that are named after various desserts: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and now the latest is Jelly Bean.
Each of these operating systems was dressed with different iconic mascots to commemorate their launching to the public. Not only do these mascots play an important role in making people remember about Android but it also made an appealing feature that mobile users have become very fond of. Now, Android Jelly Bean mascot stands on Google’s lawn joining Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Donut, Cupcake and the rest of the Android mascot family. The new Android Jelly Bean mascot does not stray much from the traditional green bulbous robot with the addition of the colorful beans inside of it, of course.
Now, seeing these varieties of yummy looking and delicious treats inspired mascots from Google’s lawn reminds us that Google’s Android operating systems are being revolutionized and their numbers are growing. Expect better and more upgrades from the Android OS. The latest model is the 4.1 Jelly Bean is already housed in the latest release of Android Smartphones, offering mobile users better fluidity of movement from their home screens to switching applications.
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