Fun story from Dan Morrill:

They had a brief flurry of minor popularity amongst the team — enough to pick up the nickname “Dandroids”, anyway. But then +Irina Blok (as I recall) presented her work: the bugdroid we all know and love. Funny how the professional work is of vastly higher quality than the amateur, isn’t it?😉 Even so, these guys have the distinction of being the first proposed mascots for Android (that I’m aware of, at least.)

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