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    Default Death of the Android Brand name???

    Ever since the debut of the name change by Google to Google Play for the former Android Market, I've been wondering if this is the end for the little green robot.

    At least as the mascot.

    I've read reports around the web about the majority of people not knowing that they actually use an Android powered product. And I can see how that may be the case for some. Especially considering the whole 'Droid' vs Android debacle.

    Is Google making ready to move away from a sort of vague brand to their own self branded name?

    Google OS?

    I know that may sound crazy, but I could see how it could be a good thing. Humor me for a moment.

    Google is the number 1 search engine right? Most people know the Google name and associate it with Maps, Gmail, Navigation, web, Talk and even to a lesser extent, Google Plus.

    So why not change the OS name? More people would immediately recognize it and with the name intergration of the app, game, book and movie hub, people could associate all these things together and further push the brand and lock people in as iOS does for Apple.

    Who thinks this would be a good idea, or am I just tripping?
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    Hmm I was going to say maybe you're digging to deep into it but you make a good point. I don't think they will leave the little guy behind though. At least I hope not.

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    I actually deal with people every day that argue with me because I say they have an Android device, they think it's a Google one because it says Google on the back.

    Maybe Google is going to make it like Windows 8, combine Chrome OS with Android and have one OS for Tablets, computers and phones?
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    I could see it happening, like u said, it would be better for marketing, as most of everyone knows the name google, but I doubt they would ditch their mascot

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    Actually some old people I know are tech stupid and think their Android is an iPhone. Lol... No lie. Also most other people I know have no idea android us run by Google.

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    I dont think they getting rid of the android name altogether but maybe just for there products. I think they will still put out updates to OS and it will still be called android. All the OEM's will still use their terms like Android with touchwiz or what not. Any Google product will be the nexus line, which will say Google on the back. These products will have the chrome browser, gmail and etc preinstalled. I think they are just trying to separate themselves from other OEMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertelkins View Post
    Actually some old people I know are tech stupid and think their Android is an iPhone. Lol... No lie. Also most other people I know have no idea android us run by Google.

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    Lol, just curios as to what "old" is to you?



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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    Lol, just curios as to what "old" is to you?



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    I guess I am old then. LOL. I am 45 with 4 kids...



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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I guess I am old then. LOL. I am 45 with 4 kids...



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    Yeah but at least you know the differences between the iPhone and androids lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linebarrel86 View Post
    Ever since the debut of the name change by Google to Google Play for the former Android Market, I've been wondering if this is the end for the little green robot.

    At least as the mascot.

    I've read reports around the web about the majority of people not knowing that they actually use an Android powered product. And I can see how that may be the case for some. Especially considering the whole 'Droid' vs Android debacle.

    Is Google making ready to move away from a sort of vague brand to their own self branded name?

    Google OS?

    I know that may sound crazy, but I could see how it could be a good thing. Humor me for a moment.

    Google is the number 1 search engine right? Most people know the Google name and associate it with Maps, Gmail, Navigation, web, Talk and even to a lesser extent, Google Plus.

    So why not change the OS name? More people would immediately recognize it and with the name intergration of the app, game, book and movie hub, people could associate all these things together and further push the brand and lock people in as iOS does for Apple.

    Who thinks this would be a good idea, or am I just tripping?
    If they change the name from android I WILL BE PISSED!!!!

    And to me the term "Droid" compared to "android"
    ....come on people if someone's name is William you don't go around saying William you say will......or in some cases bill

    I like droid:thumbup:

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    Default Re: Death of the Android Brand name???

    You, may, unfortunately be right. It makes sense. For people who aren't already familiar with the OS, knowing it as the Google OS seems way simpler, and I suppose, more "trustworthy" like Apple is "trustworthy". Although without a doubt I like Android better :P
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    I think it couldn't be a bad idea. It would give it a more modern sound. It would be like "I have (Google OS, iOS, or Web OS), what do you have?" I think it sounds better and it WOULD be better for marketing but they definitely shouldn't ditch Android mascot.

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    I too would like to keep it Android. Your story does have its pros about it, I just wonder if the powers to be at Google are even thinking about this.

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    i LOVE the name Android, its kinda sci-fi and the logo is cool.
    you can already see the "android-based" oems distancing themself from the name prefering their own identity as Sense, Touchwiz though...

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    They should call it gOS and rename the Nexus to gPhone.
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    They should call it gOS and rename the Nexus to gPhone.
    +1 I'm with you there.
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    Android sounds better than Google but as long as they don't get rid of the little green guy.

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    Yeah I don't mind references to "Google phones" but they should keep the little green mascot.

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    What are you going to do if they get rid of the green mascot though?

    Nothing,lol.
    nothing nothing nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredshoes View Post
    What are you going to do if they get rid of the green mascot though?

    Nothing,lol.
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    Google can change the name all they want but I don't think I will ever stop calling it Android.
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