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Google Adds Honeycomb Statue to Android HQ (Video)

by Sean P. Aune | March 2, 2011March 2, 2011 8:30 am PST

It’s unclear why Google feels the need to add a statue to the lawn in front of building 44, the home of the Android development team, each time it releases a new version of its mobile operating system.  Whatever the odd reasoning may be the newest one for Android 3.0 Honeycomb has arrived … complete with a guy in a bee suit doing a dance.

The yard in front of building 44 already has statues for the actual Android as well as previous versions of the operating system Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0/2.1), Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3/2.4).  This growing menagerie is now joined by the Honeycomb 3.0 statue that has an Android mascot popping out of a honeycomb to be confronted by a giant bee.  Things aren’t looking good for our little Android buddy.

Thus far the only place to find Honeycomb is on the Motorola Xoom tablet, but there are numerous other tablets scheduled to use it this year as it’s the first version of the OS to be specific to that form factor.

What do you think about the Android statues?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...