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CyanogenMod Team Chooses New “rAndy” Mascot – Do You Like It?

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Sometimes when a major brand decides to change their logo, there are mixed feelings toward the selected choice. I think this example is no different. The CyanogenMod team as a whole, decided that they would be choosing a new mascot to represent their group and asked artists and users to submit ideas.

Well, they have officially made their choice and have given it a name that they say is still in beta testing. rAndy will be the new Cyan Mascot. We think it’s pretty neat and look forward to seeing the final unveiling of it. All submissions can be seen here. Tell us if you think they made the right choice.

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  • Nixx Ses

    I want someone to brand using the little alien on the gmails spam button. Anyone know what he’s called?

  • Chris

    Your doing it wrong, retarded idea. 

  • Otto

    Honestly, I love it. The old one made me feel like I was using an OS built by a fifteen year old. I welcome this change.

  • First think I thought of, I-Robot. 
    I like it, better than the skater guy.

  • Master O’Disaster

    Sorry. Looks pretty silly to me. Seems like a child of an alien instead of an “Android”.

    Certainly doesn’t seem up to the level of the products they create.

    With so many other great Android logos out there, I am pretty disappointed with this one.

  • frankandsimple

    not surprising. Developers who are great at programming suck donkey balls when it comes to aesthetics and designing. 

  • NemaCystX

    Seriously doesn’t feel at all like Android, reminds me more of Playmobil figures

    • In the note attached to the designer’s (I really don’t want to call him a designer because it’s obvious that he really isn’t one) he said that is where he got his inspiration from for this scribbling. From the Playmobil figures. He described the Playmobil figures as “super cute”. Kind of makes you question what the whole approach to the logo in the first place was. I want to make a super-cute-doll-like logo for this? That doesn’t make sense to me.His other inspiration mentioned was the Limbo game.To me it looks more like E.T. or an alien than an Android or robot.

  • Amenemhat1

    And here I thought the CM team was busy cranking out the first stable G-Nex mod, it turns out they are spending more time on Photoshop than Python…. smh

  • HATE IT.  Looks more like ET.  There were a lot of better submissions from what I saw but whatever it’s not my project and I will continue to try it but now I have a new reason to theme it and tear that logo out.

  • Not bad. I could get used to it

  • mustbepbs

    Eugh. Who made that decision? Looks terrible.

  • Kelly

    not a fan, I like the old one better

  • @ScottyfromGA

    i personally like logos better than mascots, what are we, a sports team?  I liked sub# 3 personally.

  • Taylor Levesque

    As I skateboarder I feel as If i will be losing a fellow ally

  • Bert336

    Why don’t they do a contest to have some of the Android Community talented graphic designers and have them make a few, and have Cyanogenmod get back to the Coding 😛 

  • Bert336

    back to the drawing board!

  • Kinda cool, defly cooler than the old logo

  • Romma1

    Nice tuning forks for hands!

  • Theboomishere

    Little Big Planet anyone? Comparing to the other entries, this one seems the best.

    • Josh Groff

      LBP rocks 🙂

  • Rich

    Agreed, this isn’t the best one out of the pictures they have… there were two others that looked way better IMO…

  • Litso

    I dig it. Very clean, very iconic and recognizable. I think its also a better shade of cyan over all, easier on the eyes and more inviting.

  • Underfundedmandate

    Looks like Masturbating Bear with
    wrenches for his nutz. No likey.

  • awesome nice choice!!

  • bjn714

    Go for being different. I respect it and I am sure he will represent them well. Now to see him in a boot animation…

  • I looked through all of the other options and i personally think they could have went with some of the others. But I really do like the personality of this one. at first i didn’t but it grew on me fast.

  • Not exactly amazing, but you know I kinda like it. I could get used to it. 

  • OMG, It’s the Greendale Human Being mascot in blue!! Creepy as hell.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlPUdyWOCT8

  • I like the ‘O’ being incorporated into the mascot but I think this looks more like an alien than anything else. I’m not such a fan of it.

  • Strange_creation3000

    I think it’s rad…. I can’t wait to rock that… Damn I want a tshjrt

  • OhAaron

    WHAT!  This doesn’t look anything like Andy! :/ No, No, No.

  • duke69111

    I think there were much better options they could of picked.

  • Dav4life111

    Love IT! 

  • RandomJSF

    Wasn’t overly fond of it when this post first went up… But honestly, the more I look at it, the other submissions, and the old logo, the more this one grows on me.

    The most important factor, to me, is that it’s clean and professional. I would like to see the world of Android modding, or at least the use of Android mods, move from a primarily enthusiast pursuit to a more mainstream activity. While that may be something of a pipe dream, having what is widely regarded as the most professional mod out there actually LOOK the part is exceedingly important.

    That logo there is something you could put on a business proposal. Something you could use on letterhead.

    Seems like a small thing, but that’s a major step.

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    Not to knock the artist and his effort, but it’s a little too creepy alien and not enough friendly android for my taste.

  • feztheforeigner

    This just doesn’t have the loveable quality that Andy the skating Android seemed to have…

  • EC8CH

    Guess they’ll have to retool that cm9 boot animation they teased a while back 😛

  • brando56894

    I think it looks horrible to be honest. That doesn’t look anything like the OS’s mascot that they’re supporting.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Meh… honestly dontt care about the mascot

  • 6675636boff

    That is the pedobear of android

  • ToraRTC

    People don’t like change. I don’t mind the new logo. Not saying it’s an amazing logo, but I’m glad they are moving away from the skateboarding android.

  • Csindelar

    I like it. Looks a bit like sac boy from LittleBigPlanet!

  • I think without andy in there most out of the loop android users might not know what CyanogenMod is for. They should have kept Andy and used him differently.

    • tora

      This just sounds dramatic. How does this mean that they are out of the loop with android users?

  • *Austin Powers Voice* It turns me on baby, yeah!

  • ddevito

    I never liked skateboarding anyway

  • taarkan

    Meh.

  • PowerofPicture

    All it needs is to be riding a skateboard to match the previous crap logo.

  • WhoaManWtF

    It is kinda Ugly but w/e their roms rock!

  • Iny

    NO!

  • They can use whatever “mascot” they want to use for the face of CM… but that is definitely fugly as hell!

  • C-Law

    Is definitely an alien. I don’t see any robot there

  • C-Law

    Absolutely Hate it. Liked the old one better. I understand why they changed, just think this one is horrid. I officially prefer the pink unicorn now

  • jquest68

    very ugly mascot/logo. looks like an alien. Maybe something different. Really.

  • Keii Graham

    I seem to be the rare case but I like it the most out of all the choices.

  • CodeInVB

    Looks like a LEGO person with those hands.

  • noonespecial
  • tyguy829

    so is this just one of the submissions that DL chose to make the image for the article or did the CM team actually choose this one? not a fan…

  • steve30x

    Looks like a little kid drew that. What about their previous logo but with more a ICS touch to it..

  • it’s like a skinny (bloatware free – get it?) andy the android!  I like it!

  • the outlet head variant is much better! 

  • Anything cyangenMod Team does is brilliant. 

  • Buckeye71086

    Looks like the Cyan team is late to the Aprils fools party…

  • vin2win

    Well, there were definitely better submissions (#8 is my favorite), but cool.

  • dylan84

    Definitely not the best choice. There are plenty that look so much better!

  • Skyskioc

    Reminds me of Randy the assistant trailer park supervisor on THE TRAILER PARK BOYS SERIES

    • fauxshizzl

      I would rather see a picture of his big ass hamburger filled gut than this alien abomination above.

  • ATBvsBFZ

    why not Candy – she’d be a tasty addition to the Android line up.  and she’d look a whole lot better than rAndy the alien robot.

  • KevinC

    who cares, it’s just a mascot for some ROM.

  • Goldenpins

    Lacks personality and reminds me of a hair plug pin.. They should do a variation of Andy while being different. 

  • Ashton

    I like old one better!!!

  • GazaIan

    As a new mascot it’s meh… But it fits perfectly with the Android Holo theme.

  • Asd

    Nope.

  • Should have just made a different variation of the original Android. This one sucks IMO. 

  • Ren58

    I’m not a fan. Also, I don’t see too much robot in Randy so that could be it…however, I don’t really care. CyanogenMod is OG. They do work of the highest quality and that ugly fellow isn’t going to change my opinions. AOKP has an angry rainbow-maned pink unicorn that I abhor, yet I look that bastard in the eyes contently every day when I turn my phone on.

  • cigarking12135

    Terrible…..

    • Dan

      Thats an understatement. haha

  • Dan

    Well, you get what you pay for….and it this case it shows. There is a reason why designers get paid to make logos. 

    • Raymond Zayas

      As a designer I approve of this message.  Just because someone has Photoshop, Illustrator etc, etc doesn’t mean they should be using it.

      • r0lct

        +1 My company did a website redesign which included business and IT staff (such as myself) and it came out looking half baked.  As soon as we hired a professional designer the website looked 100x better on his first draft.

  • Tesseract 3

    Anyone know of a ICS rom that works on droid r2d2? There are some that work on the droid 2 regular, but when I try it on the special edition, I just get stuck on moto logo, no matter which rom I try. I am wondering if I am maybe using the wrong kernel? But the funny thing is, I am using the droid 2’s sbf file, rooting and then installing the rom from there. Do I need a gingerbread kernel? I have heard someone else on a forum say that they couldn’t get any droid 2 ics roms to work on the r2 special edition. Just wondering if anyone has any insights on this. 

    I had a og droid originally, I was just a huge SW fan so when I had an early upgrade I got the r2d2. I actually go around without the case. And I have never had anyone make fun of it, on the contrary everyone thinks it’s really cool and unique, lol. 

  • Tesseract 3

    Anyone know of a ICS rom that works on droid r2d2? There are some that work on the droid 2 regular, but when I try it on the special edition, I just get stuck on moto logo, no matter which rom I try. I am wondering if I am maybe using the wrong kernel? But the funny thing is, I am using the droid 2’s sbf file, rooting and then installing the rom from there. Do I need a gingerbread kernel? I have heard someone else on a forum say that they couldn’t get any droid 2 ics roms to work on the r2 special edition. Just wondering if anyone has any insights on this. 

    I had a og droid originally, I was just a huge SW fan so when I had an early upgrade I got the r2d2. I actually go around without the case. And I have never had anyone make fun of it, on the contrary everyone thinks it’s really cool and unique, lol. 

  • The question wasn’t about whether they have the right to, it was about our opinion.

  • The question wasn’t about whether they have the right to, it was about our opinion.

  • No, that looks pretty dumb really. There’s no way to just use the mascot/emblem and realize that its Android or Cyanogen Mod.

  • Michael Forte

    I hate it.

  • Eh. Its okay.

  • Kane

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little

  • It’s O.K. Hopefully someone polishes it up. Really don’t like the font or the placement of it over the body of rAndy. Just makes the whole thing look kind of cheap and odd to the eyes.

    Personally I liked submission #9 the best.

    Submission #4 had potential. I don’t really understand what that thing is in the middle or how it has any relevance…but I think someone that knew what they were doing could take that and make it into something.

    Am I the only one that felt that there really wasn’t much worth choosing from after looking through the submissions?

  • gregmr

    Looks more like an alien than a robot

    • C-Law

      Lol, its a robot? I definitely thought it was an alien. Too ambiguous

  • Snow02

    Looks like an Android, evolved.

  • demolition505

    Reminds me of Clank

  • Danootz

    Something about it (probably the blue color and the circle in his chest) that reminds me of Portal as well.

  • fish1552

    Did anyone look at the rest of the options?  This one is one of the few that will look good in all types of uses.  Some look good in one or another, but across the board use is something most do not consider when designing new logos.  At least they considered this. And thankfully didn’t pick one of the ones that had flagrant rip-offs of other logos. I thought the Kang-aroo one was pretty smart idea though.

    Not too busy, minimalist, clean design, nice contrast.  Good design IMO.

  • Danootz

    I like it.

    At first glance it seems too simple. But if you sit and look at it, and try to imagine the splash screen and the animated logo, it works. It differentiates the CM Rom. Almost like a more mature android as compared to the cuter, rounder Andy. All the customization and enhancements the CM team brings to stock Android, I’d say a matured OS calls for a more mature mascot.

    (I really didn’t like the skateboarding Andy.)

  • sgtguthrie

    IIt actually looks more like an alien than an android :-

  • sgtguthrie

    II liked skateboarding Andy better… BUT I can just change it myself at, least the boot animation. That’s the beauty of open source and root 🙂

  • James_C_L

    yikes
     

  • Im not a big fan of it…

  • CaelanT

    Love it! 🙂

  • George264

    This one is beast imo

  • JB

    I like it

  • I’ll never get used to this.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Do NOT like it one bit. There’s no substitute for the best and that’s the Android mascot. If they change the mascot to something like above, they are damn fools.

    • r0lct

      Yeah, but they might be feeling pressure from Google to drop using the Andy icon for all we know.  Google is likely trying to protect it’s Android brand and all associated icons related and would be surprised if they were nicely told to stop in their next version.

  • Do I make you rAndy?

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    Needs antennas.

  • George264

    NO. NO DONT PLEASE DONT

  • I like it. Simple, more advanced than our regular little Android (even though I love the original), which shows a sort of evolution of Android.

  • whosinaname

    The hands remind me of wrenches…. The better to tweak things under the hood…  I approve!

  • much cleaner, skateboard andy always felt cheap to me

  • meh…. its ok.

  • i like this, it look like they matured and a lil more professional

    • And CyanogenMod has grown from a fun ROM to the most widely used ROM on the planet. I don’t use it because it’s fun to tinker, but rather it makes my BUSINESS phone more stable and reliable.

  • I’m not a fan of the hands, however I love the rest.

  • Ahku Droid

    rAndy at least needs antennae to tie it to their roots.  Typical logo updates at least incorporate a few key parts of the original so they do not lose already established brand recognition.

  • Farrbb

    i dig it 

  • fartbubbler

    looks more like an alien than an android.  

  • What the hell is that? Cordy got raped by blue man group and Andy at the same time…

    • Noyfb

      exactly what i thought!  I was always partial to the bipolar robot from the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy myself, or Kryton from red dwarf

      • I read that and saw Hitler’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks for making my day 😛

  • They do amazing stuff and give it to us FOR FREE so in my eyes, THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THE HECK THEY WANT

    • rodney11ride

      X2^

  • I like it. Its simple, clean, modern. I approve.

  • Azndan4

    Ugly and lacks personality

  • John

    Meh… they could’ve done better

  • Mpickup9

    Tres gay

  • Mack

    If only it was still April 1st…

  • I would have went with a pink unicorn…

    • Me with a swish

      Thatsth already been done thilly.

  • jjrudey

    No

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Ugly as hell IMO.

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    • PanicsWhenUbered

      Without a mouth and just eyes, you can add “creepy as hell” too.

    • PSU_DI

      I agree, and it doesn’t feel like Android.

  • sc0rch3d

    i don’t like it,  but then again none of the other options really wow’ed me.

    however, i appreciate CM’s effort to establish a name for itself.

  • Cameron_Watt

    meh, no me gusta.

  •  Is it weird that I’m glad the new Cyanogen logo isn’t Cyan? I really hate the color Cyan.

  • I like it. It’s custom, but still Android. Just like CM.

  • Yes.

  • willsours

    I liked skateboarding Andy.

  • RBI411

    Randy makes me think of one of two things. One is Aziz Ansari doing his Randy schtick or Mike Myers as Austin Powers saying “Do I make you Randy?” Essentially, I disapprove.

    • p_droid

      I don’t understand…those two things definitely make me approve!

  • Keith Sumner

    Pretty cool design, minimal, simplistic, sleek. 

  • It looks stupid.

    • Droidzilla

      Your mom looks stupid!

      Sorry; I didn’t really mean that.

  • p_droid

    I like it! I was never the biggest fan of the skateboarding Andy anyway.

    • Agreed

    • TheOiulkj

       Agreed x2.

      Now I won’t feel like I have to be a skater to use cm

  • Can’t say i do, can’t say i don’t, we’ll see when they release the “final” version