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A little backstory on the Android logo

The Android logo, in my opinion, deserves to go down in history as one of the greatest ever. I have never seen any other brand draw as much positivity as the little green robot does for the platform, and has certainly played it's role in helping the operating system grow to the point it has so far. Yet, until when I read this post on the New York Times, I realized I never really tried to find out who designed the logo and how did it come about.

There is one key passage from the post that I wanted to highlight here, regarding the inspiration and the vision that the team at Google had for the logo:

The first paragraph made me think of the popular T-shirt to the right, one that I am now quite proud to own. That T shirt now almost feels like a part of the history of Android.

However, it is the second paragraph that really strikes a chord: one of the major reasons regarding the positivity to the Android logo is the fact that we have seen it take innumerable forms over the past six years. We have seen Irina's creation as pins that attendees at MWC would run around to collect, as portable speakers, collectible figurines and also our very own Phandroid max

Allowing people such freedom has helped create a better community for fans. It has also added a sense of fluidity to the brand that nobody else can match.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the Android logo,