Google's newest Android creation is not a 4-dimensional map or a death ray - it's much more light-hearted and is aimed at the versatile and passionate Android community. Absolutely quietly and without any fanfare, Google in collaboration with Larva Labs today launched a new Android application called Androidify.

Androidify allows you to create a completely custom Android avatar and then save it as a picture, set as a contact photo, share on twitter or via email, and do pretty much anything else you want with the new mini-you. You can stretch the legs, hands, body, and head to any size, then dress your future best friend into pants, hats, shirts, shoes, etc of your choice, give it a new do, change the skin and hair color, and then save it into your collection.

Here is what I came up with on my first 2 tries:

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Those who don't feel like fiddling with the settings and just want to get a quick start will find the Randomize button very useful. A single press, and you have a brand new, completely random avatar to start customizing. In fact, this button is kind of addicting - once you start pressing it, it's hard to stop.

Here are some pictures of the creation process as well as more randomness I came up with:

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Official video from Google as well as the download links are below:

Download Androidify

So, what can you come up with? Show us your creations in the comments.

Source: Androidify

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Rotmann

    Now this is fun! Thanks for the news, the world will be now invaded by the little androids, can't wait to try it!

  • http://brajn.org Martin

    Looks like you could make your own Android YMCA crew with androidify :-P

  • http://www.androidwall.info/ Android Wall

    Great app already try it and its fun.

  • kevin

    Goes with my android live wallpaper thanks

  • Nathan

    anyone get this to work on CM6.1? every time i try it instantly force closes.

  • guilag

    Always giving me some "Force close" errors :-( on the nexus one 2.2.2

  • Doddery

    Is there any way to delete the awful Android avatar which infests my screen every time the phone rings?