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Androidify was a neat distraction when it came out a few years back, but it quickly fell by the wayside. Forgotten, it waited in the Play Store for its chance to shine again, and here we are. Google has updated Androidify with a new UI and some spiffy holiday duds.

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In case you've forgotten, Androidify is a cute little app that lets you make characters based on the Android bugdroid logo. The app has different outfits, hair, accessories, and body proportions to swap in. This update includes new content, but the interface has also been updated – gone is the legacy menu button of shame.

The update is showing up in the Play Store, but it might not reach your device right away. This is, oddly enough, a staged rollout. Google really loves its staged rollouts.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Dairox

    Did someone really miss this?

    • Shawn Cheever

      I hate to say it, but I was bored after about 30 seconds. I guess I just don't see what the point is?

      • Tomáš Petrík

        Me neither

      • ITGuy11

        I agree, but my 9 year old son loved it.

        • Dairox

          Hey, that's awesome! I didn't think on new generations.

    • Logan

      "Miss"? Not necessarily. A while back I had used it to create profile pictures for contacts on my phone with missing images - but throughout the years and various updates (to CM, stock, and back and whatnot) It eventually would force close and no longer work. I had tried a time or two every now and then to fill in a contact, and now I'm glad I'll be able to do it again.

      • Dairox

        That's fair, I didn't know it had compatibility issues with new devices.

      • OmniWrench

        I hadn't tried this yet, but that idea combined with "kids like it" above is distraction gold!

        "Here, make a robot that looks like Grandma while I make dinner, then it'll show whenever she calls me..."

  • Slawootsky

    I remember many people putting these on their avatars. Round 2?

    • Kai_LastOfTheBrunnen-G

      I never stopped using it as my avatar.

      • Mark Curtis

        I'm just lazy

    • Simon Belmont

      I still use the one I made a couple years ago for my contact picture. It's still an accurate representation of me. :)

      It will be cool to add some holiday cheer to it. Great to see this get updated. :D

  • fml

    Apk.....

  • Karam M

    i am still getting the old version..

  • bob

    Did i miss something or it still says: Happy 2012 ?!?

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Why does this app even exist?

    • nxtiak

      Why is there 10,000 fart apps on iOS and Android?

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Because Google does not take care of the play store APP library properly

  • ?

    Apk download?

  • John Smith

    This app should contain IAP's to purchase images of the latest fashions. haha