Meet Lloyd

World, meet Lloyd. Lloyd, meet the world. After a long, long search -- and hundreds of great entries from you fine folks, our new mascot has a name. And in a random act of randomness (and redundancy) not seen since the Great Random Access Act of 1978, we actually had two forum members suggest the name at the exact same time. So to dgalanter and EvoPaul30, we say congratulations, and we've got some freebies on the way.

And to everyone else, give Lloyd a rousing hello. You'll be seeing a lot more of him in due time. (And you can download those kick-arse wallpapers here.)

There are 48 comments

beasleybiz says:

Lloyd the Android Central mascot......yup that's pretty random. lol

jediman says:


Hello Lloyd!

Is there possibly a story of why you chose the Lloyd name? Or what it stands for etc?

Hi lloyd!

NexusNole says:

Like Lloyd Christmas? Nice.

Viper says:

I Got Worms

No Gingerbreadie? or Honeycombie?

jdb80 says:

Lloyd the [An]Droid. I can appreciate a more fit looking Android dude.

aleis says:


pittzgreen says:


(Is it just me, or do you all hear Ari screaming?)

odinmoon says:


Oh lord have mercy! Lloyd is the name of my neighbor chihuahua! Come on!

zhecht says:

I still think Andy was a better (if not more obvious) name.

sandplasma says:

I agree with you on this one Andy is better.

zhecht says:

^BTW, I wonder if Andy Rubin named Android after himself.

lafountain says:

Well that ought to be quite easy to never forget, Lloyd is my middle name.

PastorDroid says:

Oh come on you know you all think Lloyd the Droid is catchy... as a matter of fact where can I buy the T-shirt and ball cap?

Hi Lloyd

dgalanter says:

I don't know about the other chap, but I said Lloyd because it rhymed with Droid.

Also, he looks like a Lloyd. Not the "pull my finger" Uncle Lloyd we might know, but a kick-butt-probably-knows-karate-type Lloyd.

CustomGrain says:

Lloyd does. Haha, maybe somebody out there can make a llooooiiiiidd ringtone.

takkun1946 says:

Now... Free Reese's to the man/woman to get Lloyd cut into a Reese's.

[note: Can't provide the Reese's myself. Can't seem to find 'em at the moment in Hong Kong ::sad face::]

dougeetx says:

LEROY Jenkins would be better

HAAS599 says:

Don't like the name, but glad I can finally quit wondering what it is.

PastorDroid says:

Will someone please pen a Lloyd the Droid Anthem or fight song? lol

semajhan says:

exact time?
i dont believe it.

dgalanter says:

I posted first, my co-winner second. We both had the same time stamp. :-) Also, Lloyd is a cool name. :-p

semajhan says:

haha it is a good name.
i forgot about this event until now.

icu says:

Lloyd in Install Anything

HondaCop says:

Lloyd... What a ridiculous name.

TheBronze says:

What a rediculous looking mascot. Seriously. Looks like a pilsbury dough boy with some fake street tough thrown in for good measure.

GensBB says:

Sorry..."Andy" would have been better suited I think.

Menno says:

But there is already another Andy the android. Unstoppable Andy. You can't make it the same name. It would confuse the poor buggers when they met on the street.

Lloyd_S says:

Congrats on picking such a great name!!!!! :) Though I don't remember allowing the name to be used without my permission.....

dklimah says:

Super sweet. Just scanned the darker image.

CR6 says:

Like 97.45999% of the people, I think you should have named him Andy (short for Android - DUH)
Oh Well....howyoudoin LLOYD!

sandplasma says:

Yep, I thought it'd be obvious to call him Andy.

Jaime313 says:

Just Call him by his real name...Android!

credo says:

I want Lloyd wallpaper.

samurikuma says:

andy is way to obvious of a name. shows no imagination. lloyd is only slightly better. probably would have sent in Oliver after my nephew or Olivaw after Asimovs robot police officer.

cd5love96 says:

Are you serious!? Lloyd?

I had a better name than that. Might as well just called him Bob and called it a day.

BTW I had Andy Centroid.. you know a name that flowed well with the website. /end rant

icebike says:

Well, you know what Lloyd Says...

shoulda went with 'poopy face tomato nose'

eric.atx says:

I expected now imagination in picking the name. Stupid name. Didn't really care about the name until this dumb name was picked. I just expected more. Oh well...

fredox19 says:

1 in a million, So your saying there's a chance..

noonan211 says:

Lloyd Dobler: Hey my brother, can I borrow a copy of your "Hey Soul Classics"?
Jason Dobler: No, my brother, you have to go buy your own.

CR6 says:

Looks like Lloyd is waiting for a dance off with his arms crossed like that. Someone should animate him to copy that animated kitten you see dancing at the end of RayWilliam Johnson "=3" YouTube clips That would be hilarious.

cd5love96 says:

Android Central failed with this name.

joba78 says:

Great design! I do wish you went with 'Lloid' for the name. That would have been epic! Was that name a consideration?