Paul Wilcox
1 year 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 Pierret1 year 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 Flores1 year ago
Poor guy.. he must get hot! Auch!+19
Poor guy .. he must get hot! Also!+19
Translated from German|Original
Mike Corbett1 year ago
ooh he is CHROME... no?+124
Nick Moline1 year ago
Eivind Husby1 year ago
When will my Galaxy S III be upgraded to this?+39
Diego Resta1 year ago
Ooohh.. Nice!+3
Mike McElroy1 year ago
A Chrome Android?  Foreshadowing much?  ;-)+53
Tim Glaser1 year ago
Above the fold tease. :-) +3
Paul Wilcox1 year 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. :-)+13
Phillip Malone1 year ago
Any truth that its main purpose was to allow another portal to be added to +Ingress ? ;-)+36
Eivind Husby1 year 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 Resta1 year ago
+Paul Wilcox this is my new wallpaper :) tnx!+1
Paul Wilcox1 year 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 Moline1 year 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
Muneeb Ahmed1 year ago
Amaxing :)
Patrick Bui1 year 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 Bui1 year ago
What dessert is all metal anyway?

[edit: spelling. Thanks, +Nathan Amos] 
Eivind Husby1 year ago
Paul Wilcox1 year ago
+Patrick Bui Aluminum Sandwich? Key Lime Platinum?+16
Nick Moline1 year ago
+Patrick Bui a desert that an android would eat ;)+4
Paul Wilcox1 year 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. :-)+63
Nathan Amos1 year ago
David Farrell1 year ago
Does this mean a little Chrome Droid will be coming to the Google Store soon?+2
Paul Wilcox1 year ago
I wish +David Farrell! I already lust after the little Nexus figurine.+3
Kevin Gates1 year ago
Patrick Bui1 year 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 Schreimann1 year ago
Shiney. Its probably their new experimental WiFi antennae+6
Mike Crumpler1 year ago
I love that everybody thinks Google is sending out subliminal messages in everything they do. :)+21
Jayden Navarro1 year ago
Paul Wilcox1 year 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!"+16
Matt Sorrow1 year ago
chrome on android+6
Kromium nice after a meal;)+3
Very cool!
Ricardo Key1 year ago
Hector Zamora1 year ago
Victor Guzman1 year ago
hello mr. roboto?
Dual boot chromium on any android?+1
J. Bird1 year ago
I want one of those on my house!+1
wayne clark1 year ago
They usually have something in store when they do this. I think its chrome. +1
mike smith1 year ago
Where does the coffee come out?+1
What is it called?
Govind Kumar1 year ago
its so nice
Kevin Matthew1 year ago
Android is saying, UP YOURS APPLE!+3
Bradley Marks1 year ago
Good bye android hello chromium???? Say it aint so...
Looks very Chrome to me...+1
anixia garcia1 year ago
so cool
Clay Anderson1 year ago
Irving Ramirez1 year ago
Google branded Android Chromebook +6
Michael Gaines1 year ago
Too bad nobody can look at it until the carriers decorate it.+7
Devante Wells1 year ago
Android chrome 5.0
Yves Tremblay1 year ago
Google didn't install a new status for nothing. This mean something, it always has. Merge of ChroneOS with Android? +10
Koran Mccoy1 year ago
Waiting for a s3 update
Tao Nguyen1 year ago
This Android makes my day.+1
Chris Schutz1 year ago
The folks in Mountain View finally have a mascot to be proud of. This one looks very Polished!! Pardon the word pun. +3
Dwayne Knight1 year ago
look out Silver Android it's Mothra!
Jonathan Hill1 year ago
fail lol
Will Ivey1 year ago
Very very impressive picture and statue! Wonder what could possibly be the purpose other than to look nice...
Cress Cheang1 year ago
It should be green.
Dwayne Knight1 year ago
+Will Ivey To fight inter dimensional monsters.
Juan Vargas1 year ago
Pretty awesome
Nick Allred1 year ago
It could possibly be for Google Chrome....
Robert Bittle1 year ago
Yeriell Vargas1 year ago
I thought it went in alphabetical order no?
cadde adam1 year ago
cadde adam1 year ago
So good
Teguh Mulyanto1 year ago
Thats good!!
Jeff McMenamin1 year ago
Chroid? Androme?
I got it: 'We're NOT Win8!'
Will Ivey1 year ago
Wonder how many androids it took to put that up...
Kumail Raza1 year ago
Wooo new android
cadde adam1 year ago
I need it
Stanley Moras1 year ago
This reminds me of the shark on the roof.
Nicholas Bivi1 year ago
This is really cool. Maybe I should get one to stick out my bedroom window....
Will Laursen1 year ago
actually +cadde adam you don't need it you want it.
Joel Rodriguez1 year ago
love it
Paul Warwick1 year ago
Cool, another nail for windoze coffin :)
sofian juntak1 year ago
Kie lim pie?
looks like it's saying "my house....nobody touches my house!>:{"
Derek Arguello1 year ago
Key Lime ?
Walter Jnr1 year ago
I want one in my garden.
Azmizan Ngah1 year ago
whats it
Frank Morrissey1 year ago
Chrome/Android ... A hybrid Chrome Book/Android Tablet... In my dreams+3
Abu Amin1 year ago
What's the version number?
Gary Powell1 year ago
Jeremy Keeney1 year 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?
Android has been naked for a while and now its time for chroming tanned!! :)+2
Collin Schmidt1 year ago
wow that is amasing
Jeremy Keeney1 year ago
+Levi Facchini New Castle is way better place to live, just so you know ;)
Karly Aponte1 year ago
Wow really cool!!!+1
Karly Aponte1 year ago
Lov it!!!;-)+1
He's so the new version itself!
Huteri Manza1 year ago
Wow, it would be great to hear., Waiting it in new IO.
sadhu wong1 year ago
Can it b my phone's wallpaper. It is cool.
eden andes1 year ago
T he silver surfer Venice??Binocular bld.welcrome!?
Mason gaunt1 year ago
very cool!
Coleman Simms1 year ago
this is so cool and cute. I think the android is so cute
looks like a giant, metallic dildo.
Yogesh Mandell1 year ago
Statue of Libery, watch out?
You lame liam
That's the quad core statue
Ryein Goddard1 year ago
waste of money
Zachary Coles1 year ago
WOW!!! A new version?!
anthony davis1 year ago
Yury Bubnov1 year ago
Will it go all the way out when released?
weelicc peter1 year ago
that was an android for sure'
Robert Simmons1 year ago
+Paul Wilcox you tricky tricky guy! +1
Shawn McClure1 year ago
Robert Simmons1 year ago
What a bunch of nerds we are! +3
Walter Jnr1 year 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 Bell1 year ago
Chrome for Android seems sorta obvious
Ganesh Prabhu.M1 year ago
clemmie wilson1 year ago
House on ledge
Joshua Belcher1 year ago
amit agrahari1 year ago
Bryce Martinell1 year ago
carley kidder1 year ago
adam strange1 year ago
Id love to have one as my kitchen bin lol+1
Nagendra Singh1 year ago
take it........
Esteban Jimenez1 year ago
I love it
Abdur Razzak1 year ago
So cute!!
Joel Sparks1 year ago
l l
Wyatt Stribling1 year ago
They should make mini figures with different colors.
Anthony Angeles1 year ago
It's a stainless steel android mascot ;-)+1
Todd Ross1 year ago
Only problem!!! Still an Android!!!
Roy Ngan1 year ago
what does 1585 means?
Robert Moore1 year ago
Not again
Mez Den1 year 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 Ross1 year ago
Still Galaxy's behind iPhone!! Better luck next time Droid!!
Very good+2
Alan Ng1 year ago
Jeje super.. kool..
David Canas1 year ago
Aha. You got me. I totally saw the first line of your post and flipped out in excitement.
If they can put android runing on windows it would look good on a chromebook. Wonder when they start shipping to Canada Eh;)
Sean Murray1 year ago
the android guy is starting to scare me
Chris Holt1 year ago
+Todd Ross will you share whatever it is you are smoking?
Angel Sanchez1 year ago
Gerank Fok1 year ago
should have painted the android green
Vyomsarit Singh1 year ago
Dileep G1 year ago
Guys think of those pogo pins starting from galaxy can be chrome os on top of android! Thanks for the tip
Todd Ross1 year ago
Chris Holt!! My IPhone is better in every way, but for screen size!! You can have that!!
Hello, I am a nacelle.
Ricky Smith1 year ago
Aron Tripp1 year ago
Motorola Nexus Titanium? I should trademark it just in case. Or copyright. Can never remember the difference.
Kendell Persad1 year ago
Google should sue Apple for making the iPhone 5 look like an ice cream sandwich+1
kyaw zin1 year ago
haris setyo1 year ago
what version?
+Mike Corbett Exactly!
Rudolph Liggins1 year ago
noooo... it will kill us we must run!+2
Eric ian Lim1 year ago
I can see the trend here... next is gold. Titanium and uranium edition, best is yet to come. +1
Shiraz Siddiqui1 year ago
Lolz, I always thought we should place something there
Joe V1 year ago
What is it called this time H????
Mohamed Mostafa1 year ago
Ireon fletcher1 year ago
Robert Carlson1 year ago
Yeah baby - that is cool!
Dave Sorensen1 year ago
Sukri Eda1 year ago
Robert Cathey1 year 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 Fyler1 year ago
Here I was thinking Bluetooth and WiFi were actually gonna be fixed on my N4. Me sad...
Michael Sabia1 year ago
Like the chrome. He must really dtands out. Great pic!
shaukat auti1 year ago
Nice create
shani kumar1 year ago
Android in modern technology.
rajesh sharma1 year ago
w sapril a pjhy n.mj
Mayur Tonape1 year ago
its android 0.5 key lime pie!
Mayur Tonape1 year ago
its android 0.5 key lime pie!
rajesh sharma1 year ago
nn n
Brandon Bald1 year ago
IPhone running android? Just to troll Apple?
frank hoxsey1 year ago
Anyone consider "Kettle Corn"? It's derived from a cernal.
Android and chrome merger??? +2
gaurav dharme1 year ago
.hey paul leh me knw once it is available to upgrade my SIII
Jathan Lane1 year ago
You kinda stunned me there for a second with that title!
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 Mehr1 year ago
Liked it !!!!!
I'm on Verizon. Maybe I'll see the update in July or August that is if the trend continues for them.
+Michael Gonzales is that July or August 2014?
Gowtham S1 year ago
Nice one
Finally the mighty statue this little guy deserved.
Very nice.
Which is d latest version ? Is there any version above jelly bean now ?+1
Nadir Muhammad1 year ago
shubam mahajan1 year ago
Get Android
Leo Yang1 year ago
very funny. shining my eyes. ..
Doug Richards1 year ago
What, no laser eyes? C'mon Google - it should be able to blast evil doers on command!
Psyche Edgar1 year ago
Interesting . . .
kamal ghumade1 year ago
ahmad omar1 year ago
Nadir Muhammad1 year ago
How do u get it
Def JamxD1 year ago
he looks like a bullet
Sudarshan S1 year ago
a kid of robot???
jarvis sims1 year ago
Luv google.
Alec MacKenzie1 year ago
Oooo...... shiny! :-D
Angel Perez1 year ago
Devin Lyons1 year ago
Skz-J.W.F (ViRal VidEo)
Brian Hales1 year ago
When will my HTC DNA have this awesomeness??
Johann Blake1 year ago
Finally. One that looks like a real garbage can.
Ahmed Nasser1 year 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 Kumar1 year ago
Amazing and excited to see what's on the way
Is this new version called 1585? ?............
Ken D..1 year 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 zaman1 year ago
Luke Metro1 year ago
+Paul Wilcox thanks for getting my hopes up about key lime pie >.<
firoj alam1 year ago
jai andriod
Bob Wilson1 year ago
A new Android update...
Ahmed Faiz1 year ago
When it will be official!
Paul Hastings1 year ago
Love it! Android is here to stay...
valerii mcnab1 year ago
I luv all Android,an i dont know y.
Darrin Tyler1 year 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 Agarwal1 year 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 Behan1 year ago
That doesn't look like key lime pie at all lol
Amrith p Amrz1 year ago
very nic android........
Nicholas Heath1 year ago
I want use snapseed app :)
Arubato Dekura1 year ago
It's cool..
Joe Ward1 year ago
I think it's for the new HP Chromebook.
Dan Maher1 year ago
Badass! Coolest office building in the valley.
Vinay Yadav1 year ago
Does the 'droid have a name? I dub thee "Steely Dan", hahaha+1
anu........dro .....
Kenneth Kim1 year ago
What is that place??
Steve Kline1 year 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 Mabaso1 year 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?
Yeah I like the statue it looks cool. Hopefully we will hear more about it soon. +1
Rommel Angeles1 year ago
How i wish i could get to that location xc
IRAQ THUNDER1 year ago
Amazing !!
Nino Gregorio1 year ago
very nice
Paul Jacobson1 year ago
That's very retro!
karan singh1 year ago
nic pic
jayesh soni1 year ago
asad ali1 year ago
i likes  
Kumaran Sambath1 year ago
wtat is this
juned qureshi1 year ago
Galaxy Grand in Market
rajendra wayre1 year ago
i like amir khan
teylor krout1 year ago
T mobile is great+2
Darren Hilton1 year ago
an ingress portal ;)+2
Shushant Roy1 year ago
hi.... frnds, whats going on
I Hope his blue tooth is shiny and clean ;-)
juned qureshi1 year ago
Hey friends I m new on this so I need help hw to use
What is it?
Jake Charles1 year ago
+1 #2013 !!
But awesome! Cant wait to read more about it
mohammed jasir1 year ago
It's cool
Sanjay Wilson1 year ago
Still cant believe that this was taken with a Nexus lol
Georgi Vitanov1 year 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 Shah1 year ago
This would have been in colour, which would have enhance the look.+2
Bill Ramseyer1 year ago
Stephen Olinger1 year ago
I hate you all
Mateusz Trocha1 year ago
Georgi vitanov, it doesn't work that way...
Cameron Allen1 year ago
the end has come
Rahul Kamble1 year ago
What its called?
Plz mention the name of Android version and features.
Brian Edmondson1 year 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 TERRELL1 year ago
Raul Vivas1 year ago
Great stuff there Paul
Haohmaru HL1 year ago
"o hai there!"
mvs saketh1 year ago
Omer Younus1 year ago
Where is it?
gaurav jain1 year ago
Which version and whats new.....
Cain Lawrence1 year ago

Not Android!
Apple is the ultimate company!!!!!!!!!
Omer Younus1 year ago
Where is it?
Cain Lawrence1 year ago
Android sucks.
Zaid Kagdi1 year ago
+Cain Lawrence Smart comment. You must be an apple eater.
Matthew Arnold1 year ago
Interesting. Who drives the bus? The toy makers, or the toy software makers?
Patrick Hung1 year ago
That's not chrome, it's stainless steel! No rust and polishes right back to the original shine...
Saleh Safie1 year ago
+Cain Lawrence nice comment. Now GTFO.!
Saleh Safie1 year ago
So then we need a new google play guys.!
Ali Sajjad1 year ago
KS Lee1 year ago
+Roy Ngan +Khundrakpam Bangkimchandra its the address number silly (I could be wrong) =)
Volvic Ice1 year 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 Mishra1 year ago
android Is very good. It has very nice feature
Ajeet Raj1 year 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 yu1 year ago
so great
Kevin Daniel1 year ago
Prince Coolboy1 year ago
Mukasa Jonathan1 year ago
Shabeeb Mohd1 year ago
I can't get Google music updates..
Jords Jameson1 year ago
Lets see the feature..
Kay Go1 year ago
Andy Sele1 year ago
Waleed Zanbagi1 year ago
Android Kong to me
Linson Benny1 year ago
Frankie Magz1 year ago
syah rizal1 year ago
Nedal Shaham1 year ago
Aisha Decleto1 year ago
how it works?
kumar soni1 year ago
kumar soni1 year ago
hy fnd
Cameron Clark1 year ago
hell yea
Raghvendra P1 year ago
A rigid android os ..
Oh wow one more android
Raj Patel1 year ago
Ryan Brown1 year 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 shah1 year ago
Timothy Tasse1 year ago
+Ryan Brown , I'm pretty sure this purchase of a statue created/maintained a few jobs.
Mckai Taylor1 year ago
I love that picture
que chuli!
that chuli!
Translated from Spanish|Original
Anthony Brown1 year ago
Finally!!!!!!!!!!! Lol
Gaurav shukla1 year ago
Android Rocks...
Charles hapa1 year ago
Matt Gilland1 year ago
Google Chrome OS/Android Integration? Maybe a Webtop like setup?
jaison abraham1 year ago
It could mean a new beginning for android where they merge chrome os with android
Rodney Ellis1 year 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 Ruiz1 year ago
wow! so cool - imagine a world where chrome os and android live together, all in one product... simply AWESOME
Lucian Armasu1 year ago
Chrome Android. It's like a double rainbow!
Malik Adil1 year ago
Nirmanyu Batra1 year ago
The break is over guys. This is now installable on our phones.
selah Pinson1 year ago
Is it for nexus or droid m+1
Adam Decker1 year 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 Smith1 year ago
That is probably the place where the chrome for android team works.+1
Ismail Belkaid1 year ago
may be an ICS from Android and Chrome ? :)
Chris James1 year ago
+Paul Wilcox I'm impressed with the quality of the photo. Now, what's the meaning of a chromium bug droid? I'll wager it has something to do with Google I/O...
James Briano1 year ago
Nav Girdhar1 year ago
Chrome Android!
not worried about it bec it will take Verizon 20 yrs to upgrade my S3+1
Michael Dopp1 year ago
This is most likely just an attempt to thwart paparazzi.
Paul Huggans1 year ago
Dock your android phone to a display and run chrome OS???
Allen S'quard1 year ago
Ooo, shiny!
Yves Tremblay1 year 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 Ikiara1 year ago
Debra Richmond1 year 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 Mattern1 year ago
bahaha wtf^^^^^? this aint e-harmony chick. >_<
Wrong Next android will be key lime pie
deepak bhatia1 year ago
may be it means, android would no longer be dependent on carriers for update, just like chrome.
Yeah possibly
Joe Payne1 year ago
Apple fans would call it "new version". Its nothing more than a patch in the world of Android
Jeffrey Dowell1 year ago
First Jellybeans, now Android version "TrashCan"
Chrome as a new OS for computer, i mean PC, i think you get the idea!!
Nalorac Lechiam1 year ago
Hand-less garbage bucket strikes again....
Sathishkumar A1 year ago
Herman Willems1 year ago
Android as a Desktop OS! OH YEAHH bye Windows!
android desktop !!
Tiziano Carraro1 year ago
+Patrick Bui in Italy to stay at the window has the meaning as to wait and see what happens
Edwin Ortíz1 year ago
Chromedroid Yeah!
Shankar Sha1 year ago
This is ambroid

Julio Longo1 year ago
Chromium Android??? Let's wait..... ;)
Marshall China1 year ago
hanafi Hambal1 year ago
I still prefers the old one - green.
Donna Porter1 year ago
I love this shot !!
Gerard Toemen1 year ago
Anthony Ofiga1 year ago
Sublime. J'aime.
Julio Longo1 year ago
+Paul Wilcox, chromebook pixel? chromium android?
vanxuan duoc1 year ago
it ok.good
Carlos Granier1 year ago
This would actually make the Chromebook Pixel make sense.
Sahil Alka1 year ago
Which 1 my friend
Betty Tercero1 year ago
nice !!
Derek Ross2 months ago
Sigh. I just saw this referenced in an Android Silver rumor post +Paul Wilcox.+5