Google Android's operating system for smartphones and tablets is recognizeable today by its mascot, a bulbous green robot, or "bugbot." But a year before Android launched in September 2008, Android engineer Dan Morrill in 2007 sketched and submitted some concept designs for alternate robotic mascots. This week*, he dug up his original sketches and posted them on his Google Plus account.
See the current Android logo here:
And compare it to one of Morill's proposed designs below:
See all Morill's designs on his Google Plus page.
*Correction: This article originally stated Morrill posted the sketches Friday, when in fact, he posted them on Wednesday. The article has since been corrected in copy and we regret the error.