After the official launch of Android 13, the tradition of unveiling the statue of the new version of Android on the Google campus is unmissable. Following the tradition of recent years, the statue is virtual but also real.
For Android 13 statue, Google opted for a swing play around with the shape of the number 13 (turned, yes) in a slightly more functional than usual design that we suspect can be used as a swing, although it’s unclear if that’ll be very comfortable. There is no Easter egg on it, other than the number thirteen in different languages.
Google is running out of ideas
Since 2009, all versions of Android have come with a dessert name that eventually became a unique logo for that version and its corresponding statue. This changed from android 10when Google decided to officially end desserts, despite maintaining an internal “dessert”.
Android 10 was Quince Pie, Android 11 was Red Velvet Pie, Android 12 was Snow Cone, and Android 13 was Tiramisu, but Google decided not to mention it in its official statue. Yes there were references to the Red Velvet cake and the ice cream cone in the Android 11 and Android 12 statues, but in the Android 13 one Google seems to lack resourcesonly playing with the number thirteen.
Android 13, now publicly available. pic.twitter.com/Llted8NZlJ
—Rahul Ravikumar (@tikurahul) August 15, 2022
So we have a statue-swing in which the top bar and seat form a number thirteen rotated (depending on how you look at it, of course), with a top bar that has beveled the word thirteen in different languages, including Spanish. Thirteen, with thirteen, and a swing is funny, but it’s hard to find the relationship with the new version of Android.
If you want to try the comfort of the swing, you’ll have to go to the Google campus in Mountain View to do so. Otherwise you can see the virtual statue in 3D with augmented reality to visit the page of it on a mobile that supports AR Core. If your mobile does not support AR Core, you can still see it in 3D.
This works just like other 3D views from Google (such as 3D animals), so you’ll need to press see in your space, then move the mobile until “it is” and finally you can place the statue in the living room of your house, if you wish. You can take photos and record videos.
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