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Google’s Dan Morrill unearths early Android mascots

With the start of a new year, Google’s Dan Morrill is doing what many people have been doing this week, the annual ritual of cleaning out stuff. In his case, he was cleaning out some old files on his server when he came across some artwork he created back in 2007. At the time, Android had not yet launched and Dan was doing developer relations work for Google. One day with some spare time, he decided to crank out some images for a slideshow he was working on for an internal developer launch. Depending on what you think, we were all blessed or cursed that Dan’s work was supplanted by Irina Blok’s bugdroid design.

Besides the discovery of what almost was in terms of the Android mascot, Dan shared in the comments to his Google+ post that robots were almost used as the naming scheme for Android releases. However, the team soon realized most of the recognizable robot names were trademarked, leading to the confectionary based convention we all know.

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Google’s Dan Morrill unearths early Android mascots

With the start of a new year, Google’s Dan Morrill is doing what many people have been doing this week, the annual ritual of cleaning out stuff. In his case, he was cleaning out some old files on his server when he came across some artwork he created back in 2007. At the time, Android had not yet launched and Dan was doing developer relations work for Google. One day with some spare time, he decided to crank out some images for a slideshow he was working on for an internal developer launch. Depending on what you think, we were all blessed or cursed that Dan’s work was supplanted by Irina Blok’s bugdroid design.

Besides the discovery of what almost was in terms of the Android mascot, Dan shared in the comments to his Google+ post that robots were almost used as the naming scheme for Android releases. However, the team soon realized most of the recognizable robot names were trademarked, leading to the confectionary based convention we all know.

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source: Google+
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Dan Morrill shows us the Android mascot that almost was

Back in 2007, it was impossible to know that Android was going to blow up and become as huge as it is today. In fact, for quite some time, it was impossible to know if Android even existed, as Google kept quiet on the flood of rumors until it came time to officially unveil the mobile OS. In the lead up to this announcement, we imagine many things about Android changed, and today Google’s Dan Morrill is giving us a look at a canned Android mascot he thought up in the rush before the company launched the first iteration of the OS we all know and love today.

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Believe it or not, that guy you see above was almost Android’s mascot – a far cry from the Bugdroid that has worked its way into out hearts over the years. Morrill explains the creation of these robots, which have come to be called Dandroids, on his Google+ page. Apparently, these Dandroids were born out of a last-minute need to have a mascot for the internal developer launch of Android:

My job was developer relations, but I took a much-needed break of a couple hours and spent some quality time with Inkscape to create these… things.

See, we were prepping for an internal developer launch (meaning, we were going to ask Googlers to start fooling with the APIs and give us early feedback), and I had no eye candy for the slides we were putting together. Hence these guys.

Even though the Dandroids experienced a period of popularity around Google’s offices, that all came to a screeching halt when Irina Blok introduced the Bugdroid, which would ultimately become Android’s mascot. We have to be honest and say that we like ol’ Bugdroid a fair bit better than these Dandroids, but it’s interesting to learn that these guys were almost the Android mascots nonetheless.

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It would seem that Morrill put a significant amount of work into these as well, posting pictures of Dandroids in red, yellow, green, and blue. Morrill says he found these images while cleaning out an old NAS, so perhaps there are more fascinating tidbits from the early days of Android hidden away on that server? One can only hope. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these Dandroids!

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Be glad this early Android mascot didn’t make the cut

The little green robot we have all come to know as the official mascot of Android may never have been if a few folks at Google didn’t come to their senses. Pictured here is Googler Dan Morrill’s early representation for Android, designed to coincide with an in-house launch of the fledgling mobile OS back in 2007. “I had no eye candy for the slides we were putting together. Hence these guys,” Morrill relayed via his Google+ page.

Yikes. Could you imagine these colorful and zany robots (which look like demented bottles of ketchup and mustard) adorning the lawn of Building 44, appearing in TV commercials, and hiding out behind the screens of our smartphones? We doubt Morrill ever intended to see the characters through launch, however. At the time, most probably didn’t even realize the dominant platform Android would become in just a few short years.

Me, I’ll take Bugdroid munching away on Ice Cream Sandwiches and Jelly Beans over these so-called “Dandroids” any day. How about you?

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Meet my friend Andru, the cutest USB charger in the world

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Christmas has come and gone and if you have friends or family in other cities/states/countries, you’ve probably received a few gifts after the fact. This was the case for me when a good friend of mine was kind enough to send me the single greatest gift ever. His name is Andru and a few days ago he showed up on my doorstep. Let me introduce you to him.

Andru is a universal USB charger in the shape of everyone’s favorite mascot, Android’s “Bugdroid.” As an Android fanboy, you probably can’t get enough of this little guy and whether he’s on your shirt, car, or phone. A USB charger is the final component to complete and total Android fandom.

Build quality

Now, before you write off Andru as some cheaply manufactured, 3rd rate charger, upon closer inspection you’ll find that Andru is as premium a USB charger as money can buy. The soft touch finish gives Andru a smooth feel and antennae are made of a flexible rubber. Andru’s Ample 1A output means there’s enough output here for a wide variety of devices. Even the USB cable itself was given special attention, constructed with a strong rubber material and accented with matching colored tips. As a bonus, his light up eyes make a great night light. I’d dare you to find something of this quality outside of an official OEM charger.

Bonus: He’s alive

The best part about Andru is he doubles as an actual Android figurine (although not for children). His arms move, and matching stand allow him to be displayed on your desk. This makes Andru more than just a USB charger — he’s your smartphone’s best friend. Andru’s maker, Gen, has made Andru available in 3 colors: classic green, black with red eyes (perfect for Droid devices), and albino white (compliments a white Samsung device perfectly).

Value

There’s no question: at $25 Andru is definitely more expensive than your run of the mill generic USB charger. But that makes sense with the amount of thought and attention to detail put into Andru. Then again, it’s nothing more than you’d pay for an official OEM USB charger from your phone’s manufacturer. When it comes to buying for myself, the frugal buyer in me would more than likely go with some cheapy $.99 cent charger on eBay. But as a gift, therein lies the difference. As a gift, I wouldn’t think twice about buying one of these for an Android friend. And I know, for a fact, they’d love it.

There is a slight downside to consider when adopting an Andru. Bigger devices like the Galaxy Note 2 require a bit more output from a charger (up to 2A). This means Andru could take a little longer to charge larger devices than when using a stock OEM charger. Still, when it comes to battery health, a slower charge could keep your phone holding a charge for longer over time.

If you’d like to buy Andru either for yourself or a loved one, all colors are available via the links below.

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Cruzerlite Follows Up Recent Tease By Releasing Clone Army And Bugdroid Circuit Cases For The Nexus 4

 

You remember how we showed you all a sneak peek of what Cruzerlite has in store for Nexus 4 smartphones? Well the famed smartphone case maker has followed up on its tease by unveiling a few set of Nexus 4 cases. The first set of cases are from its Bugdroid Circuit line which features a TPU material along with items like a laser-etched Bugdroid mascot on the back. The second set of cases are from its Clone Army line which also features some nice material surrounding the cases and a nice pattern of Androids taking up the back of the cases’ real estate.

Cruzerlite is certainly excited about both cases and has listed each for a reasonable $13 a pop— which is certainly welcome (and exciting) news. We know you Nexus 4 owners want more details, so go ahead and hit the source links below for more information. Go on… you know you want to.

source: Cruzerlite Bugdroid | Cruzerlite Androidified Clone Army

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Cruzerlite Follows Up Recent Tease By Releasing Clone Army And Bugdroid Circuit Cases For The Nexus 4

 

You remember how we showed you all a sneak peek of what Cruzerlite has in store for Nexus 4 smartphones? Well the famed smartphone case maker has followed up on its tease by unveiling a few set of Nexus 4 cases. The first set of cases are from its Bugdroid Circuit line which features a TPU material along with items like a laser-etched Bugdroid mascot on the back. The second set of cases are from its Clone Army line which also features some nice material surrounding the cases and a nice pattern of Androids taking up the back of the cases’ real estate.

Cruzerlite is certainly excited about both cases and has listed each for a reasonable $13 a pop— which is certainly welcome (and exciting) news. We know you Nexus 4 owners want more details, so go ahead and hit the source links below for more information. Go on… you know you want to.

source: Cruzerlite Bugdroid | Cruzerlite Androidified Clone Army

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New at ShopAndroid.com: The Lloyd Gear Sticker

Lloyd Gear StickerJust a quick heads up that ShopAndroid.com has the official Lloyd Gear Sticker (featuring everyone's favorite Android Central mascot) available for less than a buck.

It's 3.5-inches in diameter, and it's perfect for showing that you're a part of the biggest and best Android community on the web. Plus, it's less than a buck. So buy two. Or three. Or 12.

Get yours today!

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Google Zeitgeist page features Droid Gangnam Style easter egg

If you have been on any tech blogs today, you have likely seen plenty of stories about Google’s Zeitgeist 2012. Google has detailed the most searched items for the year and even put together a quick video highlighting popular terms (and pitching a few Google products in the process).

The video and list are both worth checking out, but the highlight of Google’s page is tucked away at the very bottom. Hover over a nondescript banner of Google’s colors and you will find none other the mascot of the year’s most popular mobile OS doing the year’s most popular dance. Yes, that’s Gangnam Droid, coded up out of CSS and web magic. Pretty darn cool, Google, pretty darn cool.

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CyanogenMod And Cruzerlite Team Up On Android Cases

One place where Android devices have always lagged behind iPhones has been in case and accessory selection. But as promised, by Dan Savage and countless other celebrity It Gets Better videos, it has gotten better. The success of  phones like the Galaxy SIII has made some accessory manufacturers develop Android specific lines. Today, Cruzerlite announced a limited edition CyanogenMod case for three of Samsung’s biggest Android Phones. The TPU cases are black and features, Cid, the CyanogenMod mascot who has definitely grown on me since they made the change back in April. Cruzerlite is taking pre-orders from now until early December and offering 20% off.

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Happy Birthday: Android and the Open Handset Alliance turns 5 today

It was five years ago today that the Open Handset Alliance and Android was born. It sure has been an awesome ride. One that has resulted in around 1.3 million activations per day and 75% of the smartphone market share. There is still a lot more to go as the tablet market needs to be seized and don’t forget, we still have 16 more desserts to go for Android versions. So Happy Birthday Android and hit the break for the video that introduced Android to the world five years ago today. It features Nice Sears, co-founder of Android; Alex Rubin, Andy Rubin’s dog and team mascot; Steve Horowitz, Engineering Director, Dan Morrill, Developer Advocate; Peisun Wu, Engineering Project Manager; Erick Tseng, Product Manager; Iliyan Malchev, Engineer; Mike Cleron, Software Architect; Per Gustafsson, Interactive Graphic Designer; Brian Swetland, System Tech Lead; Tobias Anderson, Interaction Designer; and German Bauer, Experience Designer.

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Bugdroid Comes Trick or Treating in This Wallpaper, How Could You Say No?

If you are like us, you are changing your wallpaper almost every week or so. Since today is Halloween, why not celebrate with our favorite little mascot dressed up for the occasion? The guys over at Android Foundry have brought us another great wallpaper in line with their other awesome holiday wallpapers. There are links for a phone [...]

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[Update: Sold Out!] Android Series 3 Figurines Go On Sale At 8 AM PT- Get Ready To Grab ‘Em Before They’re Gone

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen an new collection of those little Android figurines that everyone loves. After a long wait, however, Series 3 will be available at 8AM PT today. This collection, of course, brings all new faces to our beloved mascot, and the Dead Zebra guys have really gone above and beyond this go around, as some of the designs are incredibly intricate. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll get out of Series 3:

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All of these are awesome, but I think the Nexus is my favorite.

Update: After only 10 minutes, these are already sold out!

Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.

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[Update: Sold Out!] Android Series 3 Figurines Go On Sale At 8 AM PT- Get Ready To Grab ‘Em Before They’re Gone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Google: 500 Million Android Devices Have Been Activated Globally

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As expectations grow for Apple’s next generation iPhone, Google is attempting to take away some of that spot light announcing today that Android activations have officially hit 500 million globally. Google’s Hugo Barra revealed the news via Google+, mentioning again that 1.3 million Android devices are activated each and every day.

In other news — Google’s Jelly Bean statue has returned to the Google plex after the last version melted with the heat. This new and improved Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean statue now features a traditional green Android head, matching more closely the offiical Jelly Bean mascot we’ve all come to love. How are you liking the new look?


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Lloyd goes to Berlin via China

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We all know that Lloyd is a well-traveled individual, but we were nevertheless surprised to see him stalking the halls of IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, moonlighting for a Chinese tablet manufacturer. We've seen our trusty mascot adorn unauthorized ads and shop signs before, but never on such a scale. Electronics firm Hopeful enlisted the help of a five-foot-tall Lloyd at its IFA 2012 booth, where it was showing a handful of Android tablets.

We'll be having a few words with Lloyd when he gets back from Berlin. In the meantime, if you want real, AC-approved Lloyd swag, we've got plenty of that over in the store.

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Lloyd goes to Berlin via China

Android Central

We all know that Lloyd is a well-traveled individual, but we were nevertheless surprised to see him stalking the halls of IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, moonlighting for a Chinese tablet manufacturer. We've seen our trusty mascot adorn unauthorized ads and shop signs before, but never on such a scale. Electronics firm Hopeful enlisted the help of a five-foot-tall Lloyd at its IFA 2012 booth, where it was showing a handful of Android tablets.

We'll be having a few words with Lloyd when he gets back from Berlin. In the meantime, if you want real, AC-approved Lloyd swag, we've got plenty of that over in the store.

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Kickstarter: Android-Inspired BERO Toy Robot Runs On Bluetooth, Batteries, And Nerd Power

berosmallA few of your friendly neighborhood Android Police writers collect the official Android vinyl figurines, but it’s got to be said that they leave something to be desired in the interactive department. (By the way, if anyone has the Star Trek Android from Comic-Con 2012, I may actually trade you an arm and/or leg for it.) One Kickstarter project aims to change that, by making a 4-inch, animated, Bluetooth-controlled toy robot modeled after everyone’s favorite green mascot. Be The Robot (“BERO”) is currently just over a quarter of the way towards full funding, with a month left to go.

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Reality Robots started off with a prototype that was basically Google’s Android mascot, in all his antennae’d, verdant glory, complete with a system-on-a-chip.

Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.

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Kickstarter: Android-Inspired BERO Toy Robot Runs On Bluetooth, Batteries, And Nerd Power was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Win one of five Android neon lights from your pals at Android Central

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The Internet's a-buzzing about a really cool neon lamp Google has offered up for sale today. It's a green (natch) neon tube bent in the shape of everyone's favorite mascot, Google's bugdroid. We had to have a look, and of course we think they're pretty darn awesome ourselves. In fact, they're so awesome we decided to grab five of them before they sell out to give away!

Entering to win one is easy. Head into the forums, respond in the forum post to let us know you want to win one. It's going to be a U.S. only contest (the fixtures are designed for standard U.S. 110-volt AC wall sockets), and everyone is eligible except the folks who are on staff here at Mobile Nations. Sorry, Kevin. Don't try to cheat, cause we'll know and make sure you don't win.

The contest is open until Friday night (whenever Friday night ends in your time zone) and we'll post the winners here on the blog over the weekend. Good luck everyone!

While everyone else talks about them, we give them away. That's how the best damn Android blog in the universe rolls.

Enter to win one of five Android neon lights from AC

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This New Official Android Neon Lamp is Awesome

Ultimate Android collectors, this new neon Android lamp in the official Google store is your next purchase. What better way to light up your night life than with your favorite mascot? As the product description states, you can “start the party early” with this little guy. It might be a solo party filled with Mountain [...]

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Help this LEGO Bugdroid Become a Reality, No Financial Support Needed

How cool is this!? Some Android fan decided to take it upon himself to design and build his very own Andy the Android mascot (aka Bugdroid) all out of custom ordered LEGO’S. No, you cant currently order a kit to build one for yourself but if you go and support the proposed project on LEGO’S CUUSOO site, the kit may eventually become a reality.

CUUSOO is site run by LEGO’S that encourages people to design and build LEGO projects from the ground up. As if that wasn’t cool enough, LEGO’S up the anti by posting these projects for everyone to see and if the project gets enough public support LEGO’S will send it into production. Unlike other start-up sites like Kickstarter and IndiGoGo, CUUSOO gains supporters simply by asking people to comment on how much they would pay for the kit and how many kits they would buy. Easy enough, and no money involved! Jump past the break for details.

To support the Bugdroid project simply hit up the source link below and create an account using either your Facebook or Twitter account. Once your all dialed in, click the “support” link and enter a reasonable amount of money you expect the kit should cost. If we can get enough enough people to support the project we could all be building our very own Bugdroid in the near future! Spread it!

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This GOgroove Pal Bot speaker looks like a good way to share some tunes, Bugdroid style

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Android phones and tablets have a lot of different options for playing music. Whether you're streaming it, playing it locally, or creating your own the best way to share is with a stand-alone external speaker of some sort. The included speaker options will work in a pinch, but let's be honest — nobody is buying any mobile device for the great speaker quality. When you're in a group, an external model is a must.

So what better way to listen to a song or two than with a Bugdroid styled speaker? Enter the GOgrove Pal Bot. It looks a lot like Android's beloved mascot, and is a simple connection via the 3.5mm jack on all modern Android phones and tablets. The specs say it lasts 6 hours on a charge when played at full volume (the only way to play music) and at under a pound it looks to be pretty damn portable. 

Sure, there are probably a lot of options out there that offer better audio quality, but they don't look like Bugdroid! For a day at the beach or a camping trip this one should suffice, and it's only $30 at Amazon. As a music lover and certified Android nerd, I had to pass this one on as soon as I saw Aces and 8s showing it off in the forums.

Source: Android Central forums
Order the GOgroove Pal Bot at Amazon.com

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Official Google’s Android Mascot for Sale Only for Google Employees

Working for Google has its perks. Employees from tech giant Google can now buy an inflatable Android robot starting September this year. The sale will be limited to Google employees only, unless the demand will be strong enough for release to the general public.

Made by Bladez Toys, the remote controlled Android mascot stands at 65 cm tall that can go forwards, backwards, and can spin 360 degrees to right or left.
Googlers who will be interested to buy the product will spend between $62 to $70 price range. The toy will automatically right itself up if it falls over. It can also be swapped out for any Android character from the company’s product range that includes Darth Vader, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and a Stormtrooper.
Folks wanting more Star Wars characters will get the stocks in time for Christmas.

[source: talkandroid]

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Google to offer employees-only Android robot

Google employees will have a unique opportunity when September rolls around. Employees of the company will be the only ones eligible to buy a new inflatable, remote-control robot. The robot is not just any, run-of-the-mill robot – it is the Google Android mascot.

Offered by Bladez Toyz, the robot will be just over 2 feet tall, can go forward, backward, do 360-degree spins, and will right itself if it falls over. Cost is expected to be in the $62 to $70 range.

If demand is strong enough, the robot may eventually be offered to the general public.

source: Pocket-lint


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Remote controlled, inflatable Android going on sale in September, if you work at Google that is

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See this, looks pretty sweet doesn't it? Would look great rolling around the office, or even at home wouldn't it? Well, from September, and if you work at Google, you could be in luck. 

This remote controlled, inflatable Android mascot is the work of Bladez Toys, and is awaiting the approval of the mighty Google. It will go on sale initially only to Google staff, as a kind of trial run to gage the items popularity before any possible release to joe public. 

The unit sits at 65cm tall, will go forwards and backwards, and can spin through 360-degrees left or right. There's also the ability to control upto three at any one time. Your own personal, little Android army. Expected price is around £45/$70, but you know what, that doesn't matter. I'd love one of these to roll around my house, how about you guys? 

Source: Pocket-lint

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[Updated with assembled statue] Jelly Bean statue takes up residence on the lawn of Building 44

With Google I/O starting tomorrow, it is expected that we will be learning a lot more about the next version of Android over the coming week. Dubbed Jelly Bean, the version tentatively known as Android 4.1 has been memorialized with a statue on the lawn of Building 44, the home base of the Android team at Google’s Mountain View campus. The monument takes up residence among the other dessert-themed versions of Android and portrays a tipped over bowl of candied sugar goodness.

The debut of a new Android version statue all but confirms that we will indeed be introduced to the next version of Google’s mobile OS during tomorrow’s keynote address. We’ll be there live beaming back news and insights as they occur.

Update: The original image scoured from Google+ was merely a cleverly arranged photo-op. The final version, once fully assembled, takes the form of a see-through Android mascot filled to the brim with oversized Jelly Beans. [Twitter]

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The NFL’s Dream Team gets even dreamier with the signing of Angry Birds [video]

If last year’s offseason splash for the Philadelphia Eagles amazed you, you’ll probably be stunned by this year’s. In addition to the talent they’ve added in the draft and the small hand they had in free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed five interesting undrafted free agents.

Those would be Angry Birds, and an animated Andy Reid had the honors of making the announcement. Red Bird, Yellow Bird, Bomb Bird, and Big Brother Bird (otherwise known as Terence) stated they joined the Philadelphia Eagles because their mascot is a bird, and that they want to crush all of the “pigs” in the NFC East (that should ruffle some feathers).

Andy Reid announced the fifth bird at the end of the conference, and it was revealed to be the Almighty Eagle.

Vince Young, Michael Vick’s backup, crowned the Eagles as the Dream Team last year before they embarrassingly started the season as the joke of not just the NFC East, but of the entire league.

With a full offseason, some hungry new rookies, and a new pack of birds added we’ll see if they can overcome the reigning Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and take over one of the most competitive divisions in football.

Be sure to check out Football Schedule to see when these birds are set to play their first game, and be on the lookout for the pick’em game Football Beast coming up soon!


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Dead Zebra’s Series 03 Android mini figurines arriving late July

Dead Zebra’s Android mini figurine collection has given us quite a few interesting takes on the iconic mascot for Google’s mobile operating system. The latest line of collectibles has been in the works for quite some time, but fans should soon be able to get their mitts on these artistic riffs on the everyone’s favorite android. Dead Zebra was originally hoping to ship the figurines in Q2, but changes to the prototyping process created some delays. Now the toymaker is shooting for a late July release.

As always, those hopeful of picking up a few of the Series 03 figures will want to act quickly once they do go on sale. Previous releases have flown off shelves, making the collectibles hard to track down.

[via Dyzplastic]


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CyanogenMod shows off new CM9 ‘CID’ boot animation

In case you forgot, the team from CyanogenMod recently changed their popular logo and the face of CM with what they are calling CID. This new CyanogenMod ID brand image is here to stay apparently, because today they’ve announced their new boot animation with the changes included. Check it out after the break.

Out goes the Andy BugDroid and in comes the brand new mascot they are calling CID. This attempts to show that CyanogenMod is their own brand, a mature Android OS, and unique. CM wants to be seen as more than just a “stock Android on a zillion devices.” Instead they want it to be seen for what it is — and that is a mature and evolving Android OS that is on the bleeding edge of Android development.

The days of skateboard Andy are over and now we’ll have to get used to CID. Whether you like the new mascot or not it is here to stay because this essentially makes it official. Do you like the new mascot? Or wish it stayed the same. Lately there’s been lots of fans of the pink unicorn from the AOKP team — just saying. We can expect all the CM9 nightly builds to have the new boot animation shortly.

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CyanogenMod Team introduce a slightly newer boot animation for CM9

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With the CyanogenMod new mascot long since been chosen it was time to go ahead and put a fresh new look on the CyanogenMod 9 boot animation. As such, Cid has now taken his place and looking rather spiffy. You can check out the video below and by all means, hit the source link and let the team know what you think.

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Check Out the New CyangenMod 9 Boot Animation Featuring Cid

The CyanogenMod team has a nice little treat for us. Looks like they dropped a nice little video on their YouTube channel, showing off the custom animation for the highly-anticipated CM9 build we are all waiting to try. The new animation features their new mascot, Cid, and I must say they have done a great job with it. Lot of of people in the community are having a tough time saying goodbye to Andy, and welcoming Cid. I personally, will definitely miss Andy, but like the choice they have made with Cid. So check out the video below and let us know what you think.

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