We’re as excited as everyone else about the release of Android 2.2, called Froyo. Like the previous Android releases (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair) it’s named for a dessert (frozen yogurt), and Google has put up a plastic sculpture outside their headquarters (here’s Eclair).
Pictures we now have, but the sculpture is sadly still wrapped in saran wrap. Boychenko was instructed to remove the saran wrap to get a better picture, but she was stopped by diligent Googlers: “Some [Googlers] threatened to call security when I tried to unwrap the saran wrap.”
Update: Better pictures and a video below of what almost certainly is the Froyo before it was wrapped (thank you, Bulgarian commenter).
In August 2005, Google acquired Android, a small startup company based in Palo Alto, CA. Android’s co-founders who went to work at Google included Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger), Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire), Nick Sears (once VP at T-Mobile), and Chris White (one of the first engineers at WebTV). At the time, little was known about the functions of Android other than they made software for mobile phones. This began rumors that Google was planning to enter...