The arrival of the Kit Kat statue on the Google campus, as seen by the Android team.
Update: Oh boy, what device is the guy holding at the 38-second mark?
Update 2: And Google has now pulled the clip.
Android boss Sundar Pichai just revealed the new name of the next major version of Android – Kit Kat. Through a picture of a new statue on the Google campus lawn along with a note posted to Google+, Pichai said that he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites.” In other words, goodbye Key Lime Pie – hello, Kit Kat. (more…)
I introduced Tim and Kellen to the Harlem Shake yesterday, which then led to us all scouring YouTube to find the dozens of lunatics taking part in the latest internet craze. It seems people in the Google office couldn’t resist getting in on the viral video movement as well. No one here may actually be doing the actual Harlem Shake dance move, but if you want to see some of the Google team going nuts infront of their iconic Android statues, you can’t pass up this video.
Typically when a new Android statue arrives on Google’s campus, it’s coupled with an official announcement of the new version of Android. We’ve seen the Jelly Bean statue as it arrives, the Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, and Froyo statues too, all around the time that the Android team drops new code on us. Today’s statue included no such party, though the Android community manager that posted it sure teased the hell out of us. (more…)
Update: How about some video action of the ICS statue?
And would you look at that… (more…)
You knew it was coming. It has finally arrived. Say “Hello!” to the Honeycomb statue. (more…)