Before There Was Bugdroid, These Terrifying Creatures Were Proposed As Android MascotsBy: Zach Walton - January 4, 2013
Most Android fans know and love Bugdroid, the adorable mascot of the brand. Even if you’re an Apple or Windows Phone fan, you can’t deny the little guy has a charm that’s unmatched in the mobile industry. The funny thing is – Bugdroid wasn’t the first mascot proposed for the brand as Dan Morrill has just revealed his terrifying Dandroids.
In a recent Google+ post, Morrill shared the Android mascots he created as part of the internal developer launch of the first Android SDK in 2007. He thought the slides they were presenting had no “eye candy” so he created what he calls the “first proposed mascots for Android.” Check ’em out:
Morrill says that his creations “had a brief flurry of minor popularity amongst the team.” The little guys were even lovingly called “Dandroids” after their creator. Shortly thereafter, Irina Blok came through with her brilliant Bugdroid design that has become the face of the operating system. While there is a certain “charm” to Morrill’s original designs, I think we can all agree that Bugdroid was the right choice for the Android brand.