Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, and is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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Meaning and history
The Android logo was designed in 2007 by Irina Blok, a Google graphic designer. She and her associates decided to make it an open source logo. That meant that any company in the world was free to customize it. Later, Blok said of his creation that he was like a child, to whom he had given a life, and that now he must live his own independent life.
The main element of the Android logo is a robot consisting of a quadrangular torso, semicircular head with two antennas and extremities presented by rounded-end bars. Irina Blok came up with the symbol as she had received a recommendation from her boss to include a robot in the logo.
Shape and colors
Thanks to its very simple and memorable design, the logo produced the necessary effect. It is colored in the so-called “Android Green”, since green symbolizes progress, uniqueness and the fight for novelty. Because it is an open source logo, it has appeared in a variety of ways: wearing colorful clothing, with different facial expressions, etc.