Paul Wilcox
3 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 Pierret3 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 Flores3 years ago
Poor guy.. he must get hot! Auch!+18
Poor guy .. he must get hot! Also!+18
Translated from German|Original
ooh he is CHROME... no?+122
Nick Moline3 years ago
Eivind Husby3 years ago
When will my Galaxy S III be upgraded to this?+38
Diego Resta3 years ago
Ooohh.. Nice!+3
Mike McElroy3 years ago
A Chrome Android?  Foreshadowing much?  ;-)+53
Tim Glaser3 years ago
Above the fold tease. :-) +3
Paul Wilcox3 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 Husby3 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 Resta3 years ago
+Paul Wilcox this is my new wallpaper :) tnx!+1
Paul Wilcox3 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 Moline3 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 Bui3 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 Bui3 years ago
What dessert is all metal anyway?

[edit: spelling. Thanks, +Nathan Amos] 
Eivind Husby3 years ago
Paul Wilcox3 years ago
+Patrick Bui Aluminum Sandwich? Key Lime Platinum?+16
Nick Moline3 years ago
+Patrick Bui a desert that an android would eat ;)+3
Paul Wilcox3 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. :-)+58
Nathan Amos3 years ago
Does this mean a little Chrome Droid will be coming to the Google Store soon?+2
Paul Wilcox3 years ago
I wish +David Farrell! I already lust after the little Nexus figurine.+3
Kevin Gates3 years ago
Patrick Bui3 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 Schreimann3 years ago
Shiney. Its probably their new experimental WiFi antennae+6
Mike Crumpler3 years ago
I love that everybody thinks Google is sending out subliminal messages in everything they do. :)+21
Jayden Navarro3 years ago
Paul Wilcox3 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 Sorrow3 years ago
chrome on android+6
Chuckie Canuckie3 years ago
Kromium nice after a meal;)+3
Fernando Salinas3 years ago
Very cool!
Ricardo Key3 years ago
Hector Zamora3 years ago
Victor Guzman3 years ago
hello mr. roboto?
Dual boot chromium on any android?+1
Jason Gardner3 years ago
I want one of those on my house!+1
wayne clark3 years ago
They usually have something in store when they do this. I think its chrome. +1
mike smith3 years ago
Where does the coffee come out?+1
Govind Kumar3 years ago
its so nice
Bradley Marks3 years ago
Good bye android hello chromium???? Say it aint so...
Looks very Chrome to me...+1
anixia garcia3 years ago
so cool
Clay Anderson3 years ago
Irving Ramirez3 years ago
Google branded Android Chromebook +6
Michael Gaines3 years ago
Too bad nobody can look at it until the carriers decorate it.+7
Devante Wells3 years ago
Android chrome 5.0
Yves Tremblay3 years ago
Google didn't install a new status for nothing. This mean something, it always has. Merge of ChroneOS with Android? +10
Tao Nguyen3 years ago
This Android makes my day.+1
Chris Schutz3 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 Hill3 years ago
fail lol
Will Ivey3 years ago
Very very impressive picture and statue! Wonder what could possibly be the purpose other than to look nice...
Cress Cheang3 years ago
It should be green.
+Will Ivey To fight inter dimensional monsters.
Juan Vargas3 years ago
Pretty awesome
Nick Allred3 years ago
It could possibly be for Google Chrome....
Robert Bittle3 years ago
cadde adam3 years ago
cadde adam3 years ago
So good
Teguh Mulyanto3 years ago
Thats good!!
Jeff McMenamin3 years ago
Chroid? Androme?
I got it: 'We're NOT Win8!'
Will Ivey3 years ago
Wonder how many androids it took to put that up...
Kumail Raza3 years ago
Wooo new android
cadde adam3 years ago
I need it
Stanley Moras3 years ago
This reminds me of the shark on the roof.
Nicholas Bivi3 years ago
This is really cool. Maybe I should get one to stick out my bedroom window....
Joel Rodriguez3 years ago
love it
sofian juntak3 years ago
Kie lim pie?
looks like it's saying "my house....nobody touches my house!>:{"
Derek Arguello3 years ago
Key Lime ?
Walter Jnr3 years ago
I want one in my garden.
Azmizan Ngah3 years ago
whats it
Frank Morrissey3 years ago
Chrome/Android ... A hybrid Chrome Book/Android Tablet... In my dreams+3
Abu Amin3 years ago
What's the version number?
Jeremy Keeney3 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 Mohammad3 years ago
Android has been naked for a while and now its time for chroming tanned!! :)+2
KitnFy _3 years ago
wow that is amasing
Jeremy Keeney3 years ago
+Levi Facchini New Castle is way better place to live, just so you know ;)
Karly Aponte3 years ago
Wow really cool!!!+1
Karly Aponte3 years ago
Lov it!!!;-)+1
Midekai Seekwind3 years ago
He's so the new version itself!
Huteri Manza3 years ago
Wow, it would be great to hear., Waiting it in new IO.
sadhu wong3 years ago
Can it b my phone's wallpaper. It is cool.
eden andes3 years ago
T he silver surfer Venice??Binocular bld.welcrome!?
Mason gaunt3 years ago
Matthew Schurter3 years ago
very cool!
Coleman Simms3 years ago
this is so cool and cute. I think the android is so cute
Séashell Solais3 years ago
looks like a giant, metallic dildo.
Yogesh Mandell3 years ago
Statue of Libery, watch out?
Séashell Solais3 years ago
You lame liam
That's the quad core statue
Ryein Goddard3 years ago
waste of money
Zachary Coles3 years ago
WOW!!! A new version?!
anthony davis3 years ago
Yury Bubnov3 years ago
Will it go all the way out when released?
weelicc peter3 years ago
that was an android for sure'
Shawn McClure3 years ago
Walter Jnr3 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 Bell3 years ago
Chrome for Android seems sorta obvious
clemmie wilson3 years ago
House on ledge
Joshua Belcher3 years ago
amit agrahari3 years ago
Rickie Parkinson3 years ago
carley kidder3 years ago
adam strange3 years ago
Id love to have one as my kitchen bin lol+1
Nagendra Singh3 years ago
take it........
Esteban Jimenez3 years ago
I love it
Abdur Razzak3 years ago
So cute!!
Wyatt Stribling3 years ago
They should make mini figures with different colors.
Anthony Angeles3 years ago
It's a stainless steel android mascot ;-)+1
Todd Ross3 years ago
Only problem!!! Still an Android!!!
Robert Moore3 years ago
Not again
Mez Den3 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 Ross3 years ago
Still Galaxy's behind iPhone!! Better luck next time Droid!!
Alan Ng3 years ago
Jeje super.. kool..
David Canas3 years ago
Aha. You got me. I totally saw the first line of your post and flipped out in excitement.
Chuckie Canuckie3 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 Murray3 years ago
the android guy is starting to scare me
Chris Holt3 years ago
+Todd Ross will you share whatever it is you are smoking?
Angel Sanchez3 years ago
Gerank Fok3 years ago
should have painted the android green
sviynogmh3 years ago
Dileep G3 years ago
Guys think of those pogo pins starting from galaxy can be chrome os on top of android! Thanks for the tip
Todd Ross3 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 Smith3 years ago
Aron Tripp3 years ago
Motorola Nexus Titanium? I should trademark it just in case. Or copyright. Can never remember the difference.
Kendell Persad3 years ago
Google should sue Apple for making the iPhone 5 look like an ice cream sandwich+1
kyaw zin3 years ago
haris setyo3 years ago
what version?
+Mike Corbett Exactly!
Rudolph Liggins3 years ago
noooo... it will kill us we must run!+2
Eric ian Lim3 years ago
I can see the trend here... next is gold. Titanium and uranium edition, best is yet to come. +1
Shiraz Siddiqui3 years ago
Lolz, I always thought we should place something there
Joe V3 years ago
What is it called this time H????
Mohamed Mostafa3 years ago
Ireon fletcher3 years ago
Robert Carlson3 years ago
Yeah baby - that is cool!
Dave Sorensen3 years ago
Sukri Eda3 years ago
Robert Cathey3 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
Michael Sabia3 years ago
Like the chrome. He must really dtands out. Great pic!
shaukat auti3 years ago
Nice create
shani kumar3 years ago
Android in modern technology.
rajesh sharma3 years ago
w sapril a pjhy n.mj
Mayur Tonape3 years ago
its android 0.5 key lime pie!
Mayur Tonape3 years ago
its android 0.5 key lime pie!
rajesh sharma3 years ago
nn n
Brandon Bald3 years ago
IPhone running android? Just to troll Apple?
frank hoxsey3 years ago
Anyone consider "Kettle Corn"? It's derived from a cernal.
Android and chrome merger??? +2
gaurav dharme3 years ago
.hey paul leh me knw once it is available to upgrade my SIII
Jathan Lane3 years ago
You kinda stunned me there for a second with that title!
Simon Waddington3 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 Mehr3 years ago
Liked it !!!!!
Michael Gonzales3 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 Waddington3 years ago
+Michael Gonzales is that July or August 2014?
Gowtham S3 years ago
Nice one
Chinmay Deshmukh3 years ago
Which is d latest version ? Is there any version above jelly bean now ?+1
Nadir Muhammad3 years ago
shubam mahajan3 years ago
Get Android
Leo Yang3 years ago
very funny. shining my eyes. ..
Doug Richards3 years ago
What, no laser eyes? C'mon Google - it should be able to blast evil doers on command!
Psyche Edgar3 years ago
Interesting . . .
kamal ghumade3 years ago
ahmad omar3 years ago
Nadir Muhammad3 years ago
How do u get it
Def JamxD3 years ago
he looks like a bullet
Sudarshan S3 years ago
a kid of robot???
jarvis sims3 years ago
Luv google.
Alec MacKenzie3 years ago
Oooo...... shiny! :-D
Angel Perez3 years ago
Devisty The G3 years ago
Skz-J.W.F (ViRal VidEo)
Brian Hales3 years ago
When will my HTC DNA have this awesomeness??
Johann Blake3 years ago
Finally. One that looks like a real garbage can.
Ahmed Nasser3 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 Kumar3 years ago
Amazing and excited to see what's on the way
Is this new version called 1585? ?............
Ken D..3 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 zaman3 years ago
Luke Metro3 years ago
+Paul Wilcox thanks for getting my hopes up about key lime pie >.<
firoj alam3 years ago
jai andriod
Bob P Wilson3 years ago
A new Android update...
Ahmed Faiz3 years ago
When it will be official!
Paul Hastings3 years ago
Love it! Android is here to stay...
valerii mcnab3 years ago
I luv all Android,an i dont know y.
Deranged Lurker3 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 Agarwal3 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 Behan3 years ago
That doesn't look like key lime pie at all lol
Amrith p Amrz3 years ago
very nic android........
I want use snapseed app :)
Arubato Dekura3 years ago
It's cool..
Joe Ward3 years ago
I think it's for the new HP Chromebook.
Dan Maher3 years ago
Badass! Coolest office building in the valley.
Vinay Yadav3 years ago
Does the 'droid have a name? I dub thee "Steely Dan", hahaha+1
anu........dro .....
Kenneth Kim3 years ago
What is that place??
Steve Kline3 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 Mabaso3 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 Enchautegui3 years ago
Yeah I like the statue it looks cool. Hopefully we will hear more about it soon. +1
Rommel Angeles3 years ago
How i wish i could get to that location xc
IRAQ THUNDER3 years ago
Amazing !!
Nino Gregorio3 years ago
very nice
Paul Jacobson3 years ago
That's very retro!
karan singh3 years ago
nic pic
jayesh soni3 years ago
asad ali3 years ago
i likes  
Kumaran Sambath3 years ago
wtat is this
JUNED QURESHI3 years ago
Galaxy Grand in Market
rajendra wayre3 years ago
i like amir khan
teylor krout3 years ago
T mobile is great+2
Shushant Roy3 years ago
hi.... frnds, whats going on
I Hope his blue tooth is shiny and clean ;-)
JUNED QURESHI3 years ago
Hey friends I m new on this so I need help hw to use
Saturnino Manibo3 years ago
What is it?
Jake Charles3 years ago
+1 #2013 !!
But awesome! Cant wait to read more about it
Sanjay Wilson3 years ago
Still cant believe that this was taken with a Nexus lol
Chris Turturillo3 years ago
Georgi Vitanov3 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
Mayur Tondwalkar3 years ago
This would have been in colour, which would have enhance the look.+2
BiLL Ramseyer3 years ago
Stephen Olinger3 years ago
I hate you all
Mateusz Trocha3 years ago
Georgi vitanov, it doesn't work that way...
Rahul Kamble3 years ago
What its called?
Plz mention the name of Android version and features.
Brian Edmondson3 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 TERRELL3 years ago
Raul Vivas3 years ago
Great stuff there Paul
Haohmaru HL3 years ago
"o hai there!"
mvs saketh3 years ago
Omer Younus3 years ago
Where is it?
gaurav jain3 years ago
Which version and whats new.....
Cain Lawrence3 years ago

Not Android!
Apple is the ultimate company!!!!!!!!!
Omer Younus3 years ago
Where is it?
Cain Lawrence3 years ago
Android sucks.
Zaid Kagdi3 years ago
+Cain Lawrence Smart comment. You must be an apple eater.
Matthew Arnold3 years ago
Interesting. Who drives the bus? The toy makers, or the toy software makers?
Patrick Hung3 years ago
That's not chrome, it's stainless steel! No rust and polishes right back to the original shine...
Saleh Safie3 years ago
+Cain Lawrence nice comment. Now GTFO.!
Saleh Safie3 years ago
So then we need a new google play guys.!
Ali Sajjad3 years ago
KS Lee3 years ago
+Roy Ngan +Khundrakpam Bangkimchandra its the address number silly (I could be wrong) =)
Bilal EL-Daou3 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 Mishra3 years ago
android Is very good. It has very nice feature
ponder yu3 years ago
so great
Kevin Daniel3 years ago
Prince Coolboy3 years ago
Mukasa Jonathan3 years ago
Shabeeb Mohd3 years ago
I can't get Google music updates..
Jords Jameson3 years ago
Lets see the feature..
Kay Go3 years ago
Andy Sele3 years ago
Waleed Zanbagi3 years ago
Android Kong to me
Linson Benny3 years ago
Frankie Magz3 years ago
syah rizal3 years ago
Nedal Shaham3 years ago
Aisha Decleto3 years ago
how it works?
kumar soni3 years ago
Pratyush dtewari3 years ago
kumar soni3 years ago
hy fnd
Cameron Clark3 years ago
hell yea
Raghvendra P3 years ago
A rigid android os ..
NAMISH CHOPRA3 years ago
Oh wow one more android
Raj Patel3 years ago
Ryan Brown3 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 shah3 years ago
Timothy Tasse3 years ago
+Ryan Brown , I'm pretty sure this purchase of a statue created/maintained a few jobs.
Mckai Taylor3 years ago
I love that picture
que chuli!
that chuli!
Translated from Spanish|Original
Anthony Brown3 years ago
Finally!!!!!!!!!!! Lol
Gaurav shukla3 years ago
Android Rocks...
Charles hapa3 years ago
Matt Gilland3 years ago
Google Chrome OS/Android Integration? Maybe a Webtop like setup?
jaison abraham3 years ago
It could mean a new beginning for android where they merge chrome os with android
Rodney Ellis3 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.
Dani3 years ago
wow! so cool - imagine a world where chrome os and android live together, all in one product... simply AWESOME
Lucian Armasu3 years ago
Chrome Android. It's like a double rainbow!
Malik Adil3 years ago
Eduard dela cruz3 years ago
Nirmanyu Batra3 years ago
The break is over guys. This is now installable on our phones.
Spike3 years ago
Is it for nexus or droid m+1
Adam Decker3 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 Smith3 years ago
That is probably the place where the chrome for android team works.+1
Ismail Belkaid3 years ago
may be an ICS from Android and Chrome ? :)
James Briano3 years ago
Nav Gi3 years ago
Chrome Android!
Grampie Fitz3 years ago
not worried about it bec it will take Verizon 20 yrs to upgrade my S3
Michael Dopp3 years ago
This is most likely just an attempt to thwart paparazzi.
Paul Huggans3 years ago
Dock your android phone to a display and run chrome OS???
Allen A3 years ago
Ooo, shiny!
Yves Tremblay3 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 Ikiara3 years ago
Debra Richmond3 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 Mattern3 years ago
bahaha wtf^^^^^? this aint e-harmony chick. >_<
Attentäter Boyy3 years ago
Wrong Next android will be key lime pie
deepak bhatia3 years ago
may be it means, android would no longer be dependent on carriers for update, just like chrome.
Attentäter Boyy3 years ago
Yeah possibly
Joe Payne3 years ago
Apple fans would call it "new version". Its nothing more than a patch in the world of Android
Jeffrey Dowell3 years ago
First Jellybeans, now Android version "TrashCan"
Iván Rodríguez3 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 A3 years ago
Herman Willems3 years ago
Android as a Desktop OS! OH YEAHH bye Windows!
Henrique CaRioCa3 years ago
android desktop !!
Tiziano Carraro3 years ago
+Patrick Bui in Italy to stay at the window has the meaning as to wait and see what happens
Edwin Ortíz3 years ago
Chromedroid Yeah!
Shankar Sha3 years ago
This is ambroid

Julio Longo3 years ago
Chromium Android??? Let's wait..... ;)
Marshall China3 years ago
I still prefers the old one - green.
Donna Porter3 years ago
I love this shot !!
Gerard Toemen3 years ago
Anthony Ofiga3 years ago
Sublime. J'aime.
Julio Longo3 years ago
+Paul Wilcox, chromebook pixel? chromium android?
vanxuan duoc3 years ago
it ok.good
Carlos Granier3 years ago
This would actually make the Chromebook Pixel make sense.
Sahil Alka3 years ago
Which 1 my friend
Betty Tercero3 years ago
nice !!
Derek Ross2 years ago
Sigh. I just saw this referenced in an Android Silver rumor post +Paul Wilcox.+5