11 January 2019
Every year when tech giant Google introduces new versions of Android mobile operating system, they introduce a statue that they place in front of the Mountain View headquarters and this year was no exception. The search engine giant recently unveiled Android Oreo which was named in partnership with the popular Oreo biscuit brand, and interestingly Google did build up a nice-looking mascot, though with a little interesting twist compared to the previous statues representing Android versions in the past.
The statue was built in quite a secrecy by an artist that Google chose and this time they released an interesting video that goes through the building process of the statue. It seems that the statue was disassembled to first make it fit into the crate and just ahead of a solar eclipse that was recently experienced, the statue was reassembled.
During this process, the participants of the unveiling process were handed with Oreo-flavored ice cream. What makes the new statue different from the previous versions is the fact that its motor operated and the participants could move its body parts around via an app on their tablet.
Last year Google gifted a statue to Montélimar’s Mayor that had a Nougat held with in the hands of the mascot. You can watch this year’s Android Oreo statue building process in the interesting video above.