Android Logo

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Android is a Linux-based software platform used in smartphones and tablets. Its rapidly growing popularity makes it one of the major competitors on the mobile device market.

Logo History

Android logo history

Today, Android is no longer just an operating system for a smartphone, but an entire infrastructure. Not only phones, tablets, and computers run on this operating system, but also televisions and even refrigerators.

The first version of the OS, Android 1.0 l, was released in 1008, but its history began five years earlier, in 2003 when Andy Rubin gathered a team to create a mobile operating system and incorporated Android Inc. Developers were first focused on devices that could be in users’ possession at all times, determine location by GPS, and automatically adjust to a person’s needs.

In the early stages of its accelerated development, Android had a very aggressive release schedule. We often saw several releases a year and at its peak in 2009, Android received at least four significant updates. Only very recently has Google started releasing annual major updates.In 2011, Android became the most popular mobile operating system in the world.

2008

Android Logo-2008

The initial Android logo was created in 2008 in two color palettes. Irina Block, the designer of the iconic Android emblem offered two solutions for the company, and the brighter and more recognizable one was the stylized Android in the light shade of green. The creature was drawn in clean smooth lines and looked very futuristic yet friendly.

2008 – 2014

Android Logo-2008-2014The Android logo was designed in 2007 by Irina Blok, a graphic designer of Google. She and her associates decided to make it an open-source logo. That meant that any company of the world was free to customize it. Later, Blok said about her creation that it was like a child, who she had given a life, and now it was to live its own independent life.

2014 – 2019

Android Logo-2014
The redesign of 2014 refined the contours of the Android logo, making all the elements of the creature thinner and neater. This, the white details became a bit bolder and more visible, and the creature itself — slimmer and taller. The green bow became the main color of the Android visual identity but was also elevated to a more intense and brighter shade, which was close to grass-green.

2019 – Today

Android logo

Versions history

Android Version Logo historyThe Android logo was redesigned again in 2019. And this was the first time when the graphical image got accompanied by lettering. The emblem got reduced to just the upper part of the iconic Android-man’s head, and now the arched fragment with two white eyes and two antennas is placed above the black lowercase wordmark in a simple yet stable sans-serif typeface with full traditional contours of the letters.

What is Android?
Android is the most popular Operating System for mobile devices in the world today. Though it is also used on computers, the popularity came to Android after it was adopted for smartphones. The main competitor of this OS is iOS, used for iPhones.

Android 1.0 Apple Pie (2008 – 2010)

Android Version Logo-2008

Android 1.0 Banana Bread (2009 – 2010)

Android Version Logo-2009

Android 1.5 Cupcake (2009 – 2011)

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Android 1.6 Donut (2009 – 2011)

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Android 2.0 Eclair (2009 – 2011)

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Android 2.2 Froyo (2010 – 2012)

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread (2010 – 2012)

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb (2011 – 2013)

Android Version Logo-2011

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (2011 – 2013)

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (2012 – 2014)

Android Version Logo-2012

Android 4.4 KitKat (2013 – now)

Android Version Logo-2013

Android 5.0 Lollipop (2014 – now)

Android Version Logo-2014

Android 6.0 Marshmallow (2015 – now)

Android Version Logo-2015

Android 7.0 Nougat (2016 – now)

Android Version Logo-2016

Android 8.0 Oreo (2017 – now)

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Android 8.1 Oreo (2017 – now)

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Android 9.0 Pie (2018 – now)

Android Version Logo-2018

Android 10 (2019 – now)

Android Version Logo-2019

Android 11 (2020 – now)

Android Version Logo-2020

Symbol

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The Android Logo’s main element is a robot consisting of a quadrangular torso, semicircular head with two antennas on it, and limbs presented by bars with rounded ends. Irina Blok came up with the symbol as she had received a recommendation from her boss to include a robot in the logo.

Android logo

Shape and colors

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Thanks to its very simple and memorable design, the logo did produce the needed effect. It is colored in so called ‘Android Green’, as green symbolizes progress, uniqueness, and striving for novelty. Because it is an open source logo, it has appeared in a variety of shapes: wearing colored clothes, with different facial expressions, etc.

Font

Android Font

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