Paul Wilcox
2 years agoEditedPublic
A new version of Android has been released!

(In statue form.) :-D

This metallic Android statue was recently mounted on one of the buildings near the center of Google's Mountain View, CA campus. For those of you who know the campus well, it's on Building 45 (the building across the street from B44, which is known for all of the Android dessert statues).

Photo taken on a Galaxy Nexus and edited with Snapseed for Android.

#androidphotography   #androidography     #android  
Adrien Pierret2 years ago
Nice picture for a Gnex! This device is really amazing! 
Funny thing, a new version of G+ for Android has been released as well ^^
Luis Flores2 years ago
Poor guy.. he must get hot! Auch!+19
Poor guy .. He must get hot! Also!+19
Translated from German|Original
ooh he is CHROME... no?+123
Nick Moline2 years ago
Eivind Husby2 years ago
When will my Galaxy S III be upgraded to this?+39
Diego Resta2 years ago
Ooohh.. Nice!+3
Mike McElroy2 years ago
A Chrome Android?  Foreshadowing much?  ;-)+53
Tim Glaser2 years ago
Above the fold tease. :-) +3
Paul Wilcox2 years ago
As with any other sort of upgrade +Eivind Husby, you'll have to check with Samsung about their schedule to upgrade your S3 to shiny aluminum. :-)+12
Any truth that its main purpose was to allow another portal to be added to +Ingress ? ;-)+36
Eivind Husby2 years ago
+Paul Wilcox Most excellent. I would ask my carrier too, but I work for them, so then I would just create more work for myself.+11
Diego Resta2 years ago
+Paul Wilcox this is my new wallpaper :) tnx!+1
Paul Wilcox2 years ago
+Phillip Malone Ha! At the rate stuff in this neighborhood gets converted into Ingress portals I wouldn't be surprised. Let me check... nope it's not a portal -- yet.+3
Nick Moline2 years ago
Just found out about +Ingress from +Jake Weisz on Monday, hopefully I'll get an invite and check it out, sounds like fun.+4
Patrick Bui2 years ago
I'm not yet convinced it's a new version of Android. Why would they put the statue across the street on a separate building when they had been putting them on the ground? Could represent a separate project related to but not encompassing the entirety of Android.

+Paul Wilcox are you part of the Android project?
Patrick Bui2 years ago
What dessert is all metal anyway?

[edit: spelling. Thanks, +Nathan Amos] 
Eivind Husby2 years ago
Paul Wilcox2 years ago
+Patrick Bui Aluminum Sandwich? Key Lime Platinum?+16
Nick Moline2 years ago
+Patrick Bui a desert that an android would eat ;)+4
Paul Wilcox2 years ago
+Patrick Bui I work for Google as Android's Community Manager. I'm not a coder, I'm a user-facing person who talks to people about Android stuff and shares their feedback with the product team. To be clear, this post is a little tongue-in-cheek and is not meant to be a sneaky announcement of a new version of Android. It is, however, an announcement of a new statue. :-)+61
Nathan Amos2 years ago
Does this mean a little Chrome Droid will be coming to the Google Store soon?+2
Paul Wilcox2 years ago
I wish +David Farrell! I already lust after the little Nexus figurine.+3
Kevin Gates2 years ago
Patrick Bui2 years ago
Kettle corn would make much more sense and I really really like that but I see no corn and I think those kettles are darker

Thanks for clearing that up for me, +Paul Wilcox 
Mike Schreimann2 years ago
Shiney. Its probably their new experimental WiFi antennae+6
Mike Crumpler2 years ago
I love that everybody thinks Google is sending out subliminal messages in everything they do. :)+21
Jayden Navarro2 years ago
Paul Wilcox2 years ago
OK all you people with good spelling-fu, I've corrected the original post. You'd think I'd remember that grade-school mnemonic "One desert is enough, two desserts are delicious!"+15
Matt Sorrow2 years ago
chrome on android+6
Chuckie Canuckie2 years ago
Kromium nice after a meal;)+3
Fernando Salinas2 years ago
Very cool!
Ricardo Key2 years ago
Hector Zamora2 years ago
Victor Guzman2 years ago
hello mr. roboto?
Dual boot chromium on any android?+1
Jason Gardner2 years ago
I want one of those on my house!+1
wayne clark2 years ago
They usually have something in store when they do this. I think its chrome. +1
mike smith2 years ago
Where does the coffee come out?+1
Artem maksimenko2 years ago
What is it called?
Govind Kumar2 years ago
its so nice
Bradley Marks2 years ago
Good bye android hello chromium???? Say it aint so...
Looks very Chrome to me...+1
anixia garcia2 years ago
so cool
Clay Anderson2 years ago
Irving Ramirez2 years ago
Google branded Android Chromebook +6
Michael Gaines2 years ago
Too bad nobody can look at it until the carriers decorate it.+7
Devante Wells2 years ago
Android chrome 5.0
Yves Tremblay2 years ago
Google didn't install a new status for nothing. This mean something, it always has. Merge of ChroneOS with Android? +10
Tao Nguyen2 years ago
This Android makes my day.+1
Chris Schutz2 years ago
The folks in Mountain View finally have a mascot to be proud of. This one looks very Polished!! Pardon the word pun. +3
look out Silver Android it's Mothra!
Jonathan Hill2 years ago
fail lol
Will Ivey2 years ago
Very very impressive picture and statue! Wonder what could possibly be the purpose other than to look nice...
Cress Cheang2 years ago
It should be green.
+Will Ivey To fight inter dimensional monsters.
Juan Vargas2 years ago
Pretty awesome
Nick Allred2 years ago
It could possibly be for Google Chrome....
Robert Bittle2 years ago
Yeriell Vargas2 years ago
I thought it went in alphabetical order no?
cadde adam2 years ago
cadde adam2 years ago
So good
Teguh Mulyanto2 years ago
Thats good!!
Jeff McMenamin2 years ago
Chroid? Androme?
I got it: 'We're NOT Win8!'
Will Ivey2 years ago
Wonder how many androids it took to put that up...
Kumail Raza2 years ago
Wooo new android
cadde adam2 years ago
I need it
Stanley Moras2 years ago
This reminds me of the shark on the roof.
Nicholas Bivi2 years ago
This is really cool. Maybe I should get one to stick out my bedroom window....
Joel Rodriguez2 years ago
love it
sofian juntak2 years ago
Kie lim pie?
looks like it's saying "my house....nobody touches my house!>:{"
Derek Arguello2 years ago
Key Lime ?
Walter Jnr2 years ago
I want one in my garden.
Azmizan Ngah2 years ago
whats it
Frank Morrissey2 years ago
Chrome/Android ... A hybrid Chrome Book/Android Tablet... In my dreams+3
Abu Amin2 years ago
What's the version number?
Yang YinYang2 years ago
Jeremy Keeney2 years ago
Are they finally turning Android into a runtime to be used on Chrome OS for a cross-platform use of mobile, tablet and desktop/laptop purposes?
Ridzuan Mohammad2 years ago
Android has been naked for a while and now its time for chroming tanned!! :)+2
Scowd Channel2 years ago
wow that is amasing
Jeremy Keeney2 years ago
+Levi Facchini New Castle is way better place to live, just so you know ;)
Karly Aponte2 years ago
Wow really cool!!!+1
Karly Aponte2 years ago
Lov it!!!;-)+1
Midekai Seekwind2 years ago
He's so the new version itself!
Huteri Manza2 years ago
Wow, it would be great to hear., Waiting it in new IO.
sadhu wong2 years ago
Can it b my phone's wallpaper. It is cool.
eden andes2 years ago
T he silver surfer Venice??Binocular bld.welcrome!?
Mason gaunt2 years ago
Matthew Schurter2 years ago
very cool!
Coleman Simms2 years ago
this is so cool and cute. I think the android is so cute
Séashell Solais2 years ago
looks like a giant, metallic dildo.
Yogesh Mandell2 years ago
Statue of Libery, watch out?
Séashell Solais2 years ago
You lame liam
That's the quad core statue
Ryein Goddard2 years ago
waste of money
Zachary Coles2 years ago
WOW!!! A new version?!
anthony davis2 years ago
Yury Bubnov2 years ago
Will it go all the way out when released?
weelicc peter2 years ago
that was an android for sure'
Robert Simmons2 years ago
+Paul Wilcox you tricky tricky guy! +1
Shawn McClure2 years ago
Robert Simmons2 years ago
What a bunch of nerds we are! +3
Walter Jnr2 years ago
+nina coba Yes that Google God is supreme and his son Android, or Droidy as some call him affectionately, watch over us all. Praise Him!
David Bell2 years ago
Chrome for Android seems sorta obvious
clemmie wilson2 years ago
House on ledge
Joshua Belcher2 years ago
amit agrahari2 years ago
Bryce Martinell2 years ago
Rickie Parkinson2 years ago
carley kidder2 years ago
adam strange2 years ago
Id love to have one as my kitchen bin lol+1
Nagendra Singh2 years ago
take it........
Esteban Jimenez2 years ago
I love it
Abdur Razzak2 years ago
So cute!!
Wyatt Stribling2 years ago
They should make mini figures with different colors.
Anthony Angeles2 years ago
It's a stainless steel android mascot ;-)+1
Todd Ross2 years ago
Only problem!!! Still an Android!!!
Robert Moore2 years ago
Not again
Mez Den2 years ago
Nice one
It is clearly an homage to the barfing boy statue, further down the street near the corner of Joaquin and Charleston.
Todd Ross2 years ago
Still Galaxy's behind iPhone!! Better luck next time Droid!!
Alan Ng2 years ago
Jeje super.. kool..
David Canas2 years ago
Aha. You got me. I totally saw the first line of your post and flipped out in excitement.
Chuckie Canuckie2 years ago
If they can put android runing on windows it would look good on a chromebook. Wonder when they start shipping to Canada Eh;)
Sean Murray2 years ago
the android guy is starting to scare me
Chris Holt2 years ago
+Todd Ross will you share whatever it is you are smoking?
Angel Sanchez2 years ago
Geranks Socks2 years ago
should have painted the android green
singhvyom2 years ago
Dileep G2 years ago
Guys think of those pogo pins starting from galaxy can be chrome os on top of android! Thanks for the tip
Todd Ross2 years ago
Chris Holt!! My IPhone is better in every way, but for screen size!! You can have that!!
Hello, I am a nacelle.
Ricky Smith2 years ago
Aron Tripp2 years ago
Motorola Nexus Titanium? I should trademark it just in case. Or copyright. Can never remember the difference.
Kendell Persad2 years ago
Google should sue Apple for making the iPhone 5 look like an ice cream sandwich+1
kyaw zin2 years ago
haris setyo2 years ago
what version?
+Mike Corbett Exactly!
Rudolph Liggins2 years ago
noooo... it will kill us we must run!+2
Eric ian Lim2 years ago
I can see the trend here... next is gold. Titanium and uranium edition, best is yet to come. +1
Shiraz Siddiqui2 years ago
Lolz, I always thought we should place something there
Joe V2 years ago
What is it called this time H????
Ireon fletcher2 years ago
Robert Carlson2 years ago
Yeah baby - that is cool!
Dave Sorensen2 years ago
Sukri Eda2 years ago
Robert Cathey2 years ago
All your base are belong to us. You are on the way to destruction.  You have no chance to survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha Ha
Cody Fyler2 years ago
Here I was thinking Bluetooth and WiFi were actually gonna be fixed on my N4. Me sad...
Michael Sabia2 years ago
Like the chrome. He must really dtands out. Great pic!
shaukat auti2 years ago
Nice create
shani kumar2 years ago
Android in modern technology.
rajesh sharma2 years ago
w sapril a pjhy n.mj
Mayur Tonape2 years ago
its android 0.5 key lime pie!
Mayur Tonape2 years ago
its android 0.5 key lime pie!
rajesh sharma2 years ago
nn n
Brandon Bald2 years ago
IPhone running android? Just to troll Apple?
frank hoxsey2 years ago
Anyone consider "Kettle Corn"? It's derived from a cernal.
Android and chrome merger??? +2
gaurav dharme2 years ago
.hey paul leh me knw once it is available to upgrade my SIII
Jathan Lane2 years ago
You kinda stunned me there for a second with that title!
Simon Waddington2 years ago
Like others I would say it means the merging of Chrome OS and Android, or it is just celebrating a new version of Chrome on Android.+1
shayan Mehr2 years ago
Liked it !!!!!
Michael Gonzales2 years ago
I'm on Verizon. Maybe I'll see the update in July or August that is if the trend continues for them.
Simon Waddington2 years ago
+Michael Gonzales is that July or August 2014?
Gowtham S2 years ago
Nice one
Chinmay Deshmukh2 years ago
Which is d latest version ? Is there any version above jelly bean now ?+1
Nadir Muhammad2 years ago
shubam mahajan2 years ago
Get Android
Leo Yang2 years ago
very funny. shining my eyes. ..
Doug Richards2 years ago
What, no laser eyes? C'mon Google - it should be able to blast evil doers on command!
Psyche Edgar2 years ago
Interesting . . .
kamal ghumade2 years ago
ahmad omar2 years ago
Nadir Muhammad2 years ago
How do u get it
Def JamxD2 years ago
he looks like a bullet
Sudarshan S2 years ago
a kid of robot???
jarvis sims2 years ago
Luv google.
Alec MacKenzie2 years ago
Oooo...... shiny! :-D
Angel Perez2 years ago
Devisty The G2 years ago
Skz-J.W.F (ViRal VidEo)
Brian Hales2 years ago
When will my HTC DNA have this awesomeness??
Johann Blake2 years ago
Finally. One that looks like a real garbage can.
Ahmed Nasser2 years ago
It's not the matter of upgrade it whether they will improve the device into which the capability will expand into beyond your imagination.
Vivek Kumar2 years ago
Amazing and excited to see what's on the way
Is this new version called 1585? ?............
Ken D..2 years ago
should be cameras and a lasers (non lethal. maybe :) in the eyes. when it recognizes the apple logo pattern, it aims and fires the lasers.
atik zaman2 years ago
Luke Metro2 years ago
+Paul Wilcox thanks for getting my hopes up about key lime pie >.<
firoj alam2 years ago
jai andriod
Bob P Wilson2 years ago
A new Android update...
Ahmed Faiz2 years ago
When it will be official!
Paul Hastings2 years ago
Love it! Android is here to stay...
valerii mcnab2 years ago
I luv all Android,an i dont know y.
Deranged Lurker2 years ago
that'd be creepy to see every time I go into work each day, I would feel there ware 2 cameras in the eyes(which they probably do have) Which makes it even creepier
Neil Agarwal2 years ago
Honestly, green Android is a better design bc its more memorable and it doesn't blind you from the sun's reflection. This one looks like the tin man. Not a fan.
Sean Behan2 years ago
That doesn't look like key lime pie at all lol
Amrith p Amrz2 years ago
very nic android........
I want use snapseed app :)
Arubato Dekura2 years ago
It's cool..
Joe Ward2 years ago
I think it's for the new HP Chromebook.
Dan Maher2 years ago
Badass! Coolest office building in the valley.
Vinay Yadav2 years ago
Does the 'droid have a name? I dub thee "Steely Dan", hahaha+1
anu........dro .....
Kenneth Kim2 years ago
What is that place??
Steve Kline2 years ago
Pretty cool.  I get to work in an office with no windows and no view anyways if there were.
Really, gr8 to see this kind of Infrastrcuture.
Thulani Mabaso2 years ago
Morning, I am in S.A.. when is it going to be applicable in S.A? What more benefit will it have for us users?
Luis Enchautegui2 years ago
Yeah I like the statue it looks cool. Hopefully we will hear more about it soon. +1
Rommel Angeles2 years ago
How i wish i could get to that location xc
IRAQ THUNDER2 years ago
Amazing !!
Nino Gregorio2 years ago
very nice
Paul Jacobson2 years ago
That's very retro!
karan singh2 years ago
nic pic
jayesh soni2 years ago
asad ali2 years ago
i likes  
Kumaran Sambath2 years ago
wtat is this
juned qureshi2 years ago
Galaxy Grand in Market
rajendra wayre2 years ago
i like amir khan
teylor krout2 years ago
T mobile is great+2
Darr732 years ago
an ingress portal ;)+2
Shushant Roy2 years ago
hi.... frnds, whats going on
I Hope his blue tooth is shiny and clean ;-)
juned qureshi2 years ago
Hey friends I m new on this so I need help hw to use
Saturnino Manibo2 years ago
What is it?
Jake Charles2 years ago
+1 #2013 !!
But awesome! Cant wait to read more about it
mohammed jasir2 years ago
It's cool
Sanjay Wilson2 years ago
Still cant believe that this was taken with a Nexus lol
Chris Turturillo2 years ago
Georgi Vitanov2 years ago
Could you make the android updated available for all users as soon as they're ready, like Apple does, because I know that an update is available for my phone yet it isn't in my country, so could you fix that little problem as soon as possible
Ruchit Shah2 years ago
Mayur Tondwalkar2 years ago
This would have been in colour, which would have enhance the look.+2
BiLL Ramseyer2 years ago
Stephen Olinger2 years ago
I hate you all
Mateusz Trocha2 years ago
Georgi vitanov, it doesn't work that way...
Cameron Allen2 years ago
the end has come
Rahul Kamble2 years ago
What its called?
Plz mention the name of Android version and features.
Brian Edmondson2 years ago
Cool, too bad 90% of android devices will never see it, and the other 9% will get it once its irrelevant... But for the 1% who do, enjoy! (Sent from my iPhone 5)+2
T TERRELL2 years ago
Raul Vivas2 years ago
Great stuff there Paul
Haohmaru HL2 years ago
"o hai there!"
mvs saketh2 years ago
Omer Younus2 years ago
Where is it?
gaurav jain2 years ago
Which version and whats new.....
Cain Lawrence2 years ago

Not Android!
Apple is the ultimate company!!!!!!!!!
Omer Younus2 years ago
Where is it?
Cain Lawrence2 years ago
Android sucks.
Zaid Kagdi2 years ago
+Cain Lawrence Smart comment. You must be an apple eater.
Matthew Arnold2 years ago
Interesting. Who drives the bus? The toy makers, or the toy software makers?
Patrick Hung2 years ago
That's not chrome, it's stainless steel! No rust and polishes right back to the original shine...
Saleh Safie2 years ago
+Cain Lawrence nice comment. Now GTFO.!
Saleh Safie2 years ago
So then we need a new google play guys.!
Ali Sajjad2 years ago
KS Lee2 years ago
+Roy Ngan +Khundrakpam Bangkimchandra its the address number silly (I could be wrong) =)
Volvic Ice2 years ago
I would like an ice cream sandwish with jellybean sprinkles and keremal topping man that's making me hungery I can eat an android like a terrobite .+1
Sanjiv Mishra2 years ago
android Is very good. It has very nice feature
Ajeet Raj2 years ago
I was confused while buying my Sony experia sl but now after using I just love this fone only drawback is battery life. They need to work hard on it. Cause smart phone holder use internet and sometime they kill their waiting periods with game and if I do same battry goes down so soon hardly 1 day backup that's it guy.
ponder yu2 years ago
so great
Kevin Daniel2 years ago
Prince Coolboy2 years ago
Mukasa Jonathan2 years ago
Shabeeb Mohd2 years ago
I can't get Google music updates..
Jords Jameson2 years ago
Lets see the feature..
Kay Go2 years ago
Andy Sele2 years ago
Waleed Zanbagi2 years ago
Android Kong to me
Linson Benny2 years ago
Frankie Magz2 years ago
syah rizal2 years ago
Nedal Shaham2 years ago
Aisha Decleto2 years ago
how it works?
kumar soni2 years ago
Pratyush dtewari2 years ago
kumar soni2 years ago
hy fnd
Cameron Clark2 years ago
hell yea
Raghvendra P2 years ago
A rigid android os ..
NAMISH CHOPRA2 years ago
Oh wow one more android
Raj Patel2 years ago
Ryan Brown2 years ago
Money wasted. They should have spent the money on hiring new employees to help our economy, create a few more jobs, and hire employees that can help make android products better for their users. I can't stand it when companies do this shit. Such glutany! Its almost as bad as seeing your boss pull up to work in his Porsche while you are jump starting your Geo metro in the parking lot and your still wondering where your raise is and how you will be able to afford gas to get you to work next week.
ashish shah2 years ago
Timothy Tasse2 years ago
+Ryan Brown , I'm pretty sure this purchase of a statue created/maintained a few jobs.
Mckai Taylor2 years ago
I love that picture
que chuli!
that chuli!
Translated from Spanish|Original
Anthony Brown2 years ago
Finally!!!!!!!!!!! Lol
Gaurav shukla2 years ago
Android Rocks...
Charles hapa2 years ago
Matt Gilland2 years ago
Google Chrome OS/Android Integration? Maybe a Webtop like setup?
jaison abraham2 years ago
It could mean a new beginning for android where they merge chrome os with android
Rodney Ellis2 years ago
Probably because chromebooks are out pacing windows PC's in sales. The Droid we see here is offering Microsoft a gesture..... you can probably guess which one. And it's probably also a hint of the future too.
Daniul Ruiz2 years ago
wow! so cool - imagine a world where chrome os and android live together, all in one product... simply AWESOME
Lucian Armasu2 years ago
Chrome Android. It's like a double rainbow!
Malik Adil2 years ago
Eduard dela cruz2 years ago
Nirmanyu Batra2 years ago
The break is over guys. This is now installable on our phones.
selah Pinson2 years ago
Is it for nexus or droid m+1
Adam Decker2 years ago
But why is it CHROME?!?!?!  Id love to see the Chrome OS/Android Mash Up Tablet in 2013.  (It should be named that too)+2
Kenneth Smith2 years ago
That is probably the place where the chrome for android team works.+1
Ismail Belkaid2 years ago
may be an ICS from Android and Chrome ? :)
James Briano2 years ago
Nav Gi2 years ago
Chrome Android!
Kevin Fitzgerald2 years ago
not worried about it bec it will take Verizon 20 yrs to upgrade my S3+1
Michael Dopp2 years ago
This is most likely just an attempt to thwart paparazzi.
Paul Huggans2 years ago
Dock your android phone to a display and run chrome OS???
Allen S'quard2 years ago
Ooo, shiny!
Yves Tremblay2 years ago
Here my guesses: 

1 - Android apps would runs on ChromeOS
2 - Chrome team and Android team join force, now located in building 1585.

Google must laugh with all these speculation going around. they sure know how to tease us...
Mwenda Ikiara2 years ago
Debra Richmond2 years ago
Hi Paul I just think you're gorgeous I hope you're really not married or taken already, such a handsome guy you are, would you like to Google around?:-) just let me know.:-)
Kayt Mattern2 years ago
bahaha wtf^^^^^? this aint e-harmony chick. >_<
Attentäter Boyy2 years ago
Wrong Next android will be key lime pie
deepak bhatia2 years ago
may be it means, android would no longer be dependent on carriers for update, just like chrome.
Attentäter Boyy2 years ago
Yeah possibly
Joe Payne2 years ago
Apple fans would call it "new version". Its nothing more than a patch in the world of Android
Jeffrey Dowell2 years ago
First Jellybeans, now Android version "TrashCan"
Iván Rodríguez2 years ago
Chrome as a new OS for computer, i mean PC, i think you get the idea!!
Hand-less garbage bucket strikes again....
Sathishkumar A2 years ago
Herman Willems2 years ago
Android as a Desktop OS! OH YEAHH bye Windows!
Henrique CaRioCa2 years ago
android desktop !!
Tiziano Carraro2 years ago
+Patrick Bui in Italy to stay at the window has the meaning as to wait and see what happens
Edwin Ortíz2 years ago
Chromedroid Yeah!
Shankar Sha2 years ago
This is ambroid

Julio Longo2 years ago
Chromium Android??? Let's wait..... ;)
Marshall China2 years ago
I still prefers the old one - green.
Donna Porter2 years ago
I love this shot !!
Gerard Toemen2 years ago
Anthony Ofiga2 years ago
Sublime. J'aime.
Julio Longo2 years ago
+Paul Wilcox, chromebook pixel? chromium android?
vanxuan duoc2 years ago
it ok.good
Carlos Granier2 years ago
This would actually make the Chromebook Pixel make sense.
Sahil Alka2 years ago
Which 1 my friend
Betty Tercero2 years ago
nice !!
Derek Ross1 year ago
Sigh. I just saw this referenced in an Android Silver rumor post +Paul Wilcox.+5