The Google App That Created Android Avatar Is Gone!

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Once upon a time, there was an Android app from Google called “Androidify” that allowed users to create a custom Android avatar.

The Android app, released in 2011, during the time of the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4), is going away precisely as it came; without making a sound.

Google has removed Androidify from the Play Store due to a decline in its usage and app’s visibility. Androidify was updated until 2016, followed by a few tweaks until last year.

What is Androidify?

Androidify app enabled users to create Android avatars, similar to how users create their avatars on Bitmoji and Memojis on iPhones. Since Androidify was limited to playing with the Android logo, therefore, it didn’t require the facial features of users.

In the Android app, users could personalize the body features, including their face, hair, height, and more. The exciting part was the full range of clothing to choose from.

After creating an avatar, the Google app offered users to save the image and share it on social media platforms.

As 9to5Google mentions, the app was part of the Google advertisement “Be together. Not the same” released back in 2015.

Androidify was present in the time when users were still getting familiar with the Android experience, and creating Android avatars was an extraordinary feat.

Google has a notorious habit of killing apps and services, even if millions use it (uh! Inbox). A website Google Graveyard keeps a tab on such projects. We are afraid Androidify would certainly qualify the list.

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet owns an iPhone but his love for Android customization lives on. If you ever ask him to choose between an iPhone, Pixel or Xiaomi; better if you don't.

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