I’ve spent the last week at the Google Campus in Moutainview, CA on a design sprint. In fact, I’m writing today from a savvy bungalow near Cupertino which should be renamed Apple Valley. I had the opportunity to walk through the Android Lawn Statue Park this afternoon which is a must-see for any true SEO geek.
If you’re not familiar with the Android lawn statue park it’s a small park with statues of all of the release Droids that Google has built over the years since the OS’ inception.
A little Background about Android Lawn Statue Park
At every release of the Google Android OS; since the first publicly code-named version of Android Cupcake in April 2009 to the 2017 Eclipse Day release of Android Oreo, there’s been an unveiling and un-boxing of a new Android statue. It’s followed by fanfare leading up to the event of what the OS will be named and unveiled on the Google campus in front of hundreds of Google employees. It’s just one of the many kitschy things they do at Google HQ.
Google is Greeeaat!
It’s been a great learning experience and incredible time. If you ever make it out this way do yourself a huge favor and take a tour. I wanted to take a few minutes and make a quick post outlining just one of the many attractions you can see here. Being a geek and Google/ Android fan I really enjoyed seeing the Android Lawn Statue Park.
I’ll write more about this after I leave Silicon Valley. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Android Lawn Statue Park and find it enlightening. I had to do a little “Googling” once I got back to my suite to refresh my memory of what all the Droids stood for. These pictures are from just a couple hours ago.
Android Original Android OS
Android 1.5 Cupcake
Android 1.6 Donut
Android 2.0, 2.1 Eclair
Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 0, 3.1, 3.2 Honeycomb
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0, 5.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
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