Android booth at Mobile World Congress

There's really only one way to describe Google's Android booth -- and even "booth" doesn't do it justice, it's more like half a hall at Fira de Barcelona.

It's epic.

First off, to borrow the infamous line from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer -- developers, developers, developers. Google had a couple dozen or so developers on hand to show off their apps -- a good many on the Motorola Xoom with Honeycomb. Some we saw at the Honeycomb event a couple weeks ago, others were new.

Dominating the joint was a giant Android robot, with a slide -- yeah, a slide -- snaking around it. More on that in a minute.

There were a couple of spots for passers-by to be Androidified -- that app that came out this week that turns your picture into an Android-type avatar.

And the smoothie bar -- yeah, there is a smoothie bar -- ¡Muy bien! You could get Cupcake, Donut, Froyo or Honeycomb flavors.

No, not done yet. Remember the showcase of Android phones back at Google IO in May 2010? It's now a train that stretches probably a good 50 feet or so, with just about any Android device you can think of on board. Stuff we've never seen, even.

Talk is cheap, though. Check out the photo gallery -- and more on that slide -- after the break.


Youtube link for mobile viewing

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

Android booth at Mobile World CongressAndroid booth at Mobile World Congress

 
There are 22 comments

dacp283 says:

Lol wow that's pretty freaking awesome... But..... What about these phones we've never seen before!?

God I love Google.

Thanks for the story guys!

usman says:

SAME.

I just can't seem to give up my N1 still.

HTC give me something to step up to please!!!!!
I WANT TO SPEND MY MONIES.

Yeah I still have my N1...I was considering getting something else but CyanogenMod 7 has made my Nexus brand new again. Cyanogen has made my Nexus like new 3 or 4 times now :D

deaofly says:

I Wish I was there. This would have been really nice, its a all Android family in that place. Instead of people talking trash to each other about which phone is better, they would lol and talk about everything Android and leaving the hating at home. I defend my Evo when others put it down, but I try to encourage others to try a android phone on their carrier and see the benefits of being part of the Android family.

crystalera says:

Peer pressure is crazy isn't it?

So I was gonna make a smartass remark about not going down the slide (no pics of it in action) and then I watched the video. It's like you're psychic. Was not disappointed.

Since the Wildfire S was out there in the Android phone parade, was the Merge taking part? I'm curious if it made the cut (in my mind, making the cut means you are coming out at some time).

cjp85 says:

Thanks for uploading these pics!

rlbrooks says:

Haha. Loved how the guy at the bottom of the slide kept gesturing for Phil to move out of the way. He was like the Natzi Lifeguards at a water park. Cause you know, there was such a long line of people going down the slide, he might get ran into. LOL. Classic!

icebike says:

LOL that was funny, For a moment I thought they were showing Phil the door.

Appelflap says:

Either he was part of the congress crew and helped creating a soft landing site by placing some soft materials. Or he was a visitor and the owner of the bags Phil landed on :) I bet he was a member of the crew. Btw where were they pointing to? The guy you guys had to pay for making this possible LoL

Lenoh says:

Exit That Way !!!!! No More Slide For You!!

"Your daughter would have more courage"

LMFAO. This beats the waterproof case review slide by a country mile.

brodieduncan says:

No Éclair flavoured smoothies :(

AsianBob says:

I just noticed that picture 18 has a naked girl Android up on the Androidify screen! Shame on you Phil!

:-P

papermonkey says:

Dirty minds... dirty minds

uberspeed says:

You need to get out more lol
This whole display area was pure win for Android and Google.

lmao yes plz get out and leave the computer for a few hours...

noyps2 says:

Seriously now, who's got the link on purchasing those sweet android tee shirts?!

Any word on an Evo2 or next update on Evo??? Thanks

mightyfo says:

Phil!!!! You rock man! I know it must have taken everything to get you to go down that slide. That was very admirable. I doubt the slide was a big hit, what other suit or causal blazer wearer dared I bet.

droidgurl11 says:

Awesome