Did you know that the Google I/O 2014 site that went live earlier today doesn't just contain useful information about the event but also a healthy dose of geek humor, hidden away in debug messages? We have everything from clever word play to mentions of Globophobia to Doge to Star Trek references.

Bonus points to those of you who can recognize them all without Googling!

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Reticulating Splines...
There's more Ajax in this loader than an epic greek poem
♬ Reunited and it feels so good
Are you there, Boson? It's me, Margaret.
♬ Is he a dot, or is he a speck? When he's underwater does he get wet?
Little known fact: Silicon looks *exactly* like a beachball under a microscope
           such structure
so crystalline
              many atom
         how connect
FIXME: Remember to write a joke about silicon
It's only a model.
I think I can see my house from here.
Our apologies to any visitors who suffer from Globophobia.
TCP/IP is cool and all, but did I think "IP over Avian Carriers" would be way more fun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_over_Avian_Carriers
-... . . .--. / -... --- --- .--. / -... . . .--. / -... --- --- .--.
"Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." - Carl Sagan
Call me V'Ger
Located: Class D Planet Emmentaler
Discovered: Class D Planet Lines
Investigating: Class J Planet Argon
Investigating: Class J Planet Xenon
Located: Class L Planet Measels
Discovered: Class D Planet Colors
Located: Class M Planet Day Tripper
Discovered: Class D Planet Purple Haze
Investigating: Class K Planet Hoth
Investigating: Class J Planet Mean Greenie
As far as we know, the universe is not Tail Call optimized.

Of course, flux capacitor humor is always welcome as well:


Subtle stuff like this is one of the reasons I love Google as a company. They just refuse to take themselves too seriously.


Thanks for the heads up, Philipp Schuster!

Artem Russakovskii
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  • djakdekiel

    Navigate from your location :D FLUX CAPACITOR245,495 seconds

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Flux capacitor humor is always welcome.

      • Philip Worthington

        Surely Flux Capacitor should be minus time? :)

        • Philip Worthington

          Or plus 30 years

  • David Margolin

    AP Confirmed: Google Play will now accept purchases with Dogecoin!!! TO THE MOOOON!!!

  • KathyJN

    "healthy dose" (not doze)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


    • WORPspeed

      Why not healthy doge?

  • Donmax

    Lol "Reticulating Splines". Probably my favorite reference haha.

  • Iuzzolsa

    The Morse Code decodes to "Nothing to do" :)

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Oh, I see Day Tripper by The Beatles and Purple Haze by Jimyi Hendrix!
    Google never ceases to make geeks laugh

    Also, I just visited the I/O site via mobile chrome, and I saw this thing. Is it an existing device or a teaser? I think I can see the stereo speakers

    • Iuzzolsa

      I'm not sure but it has to be a known device because on the picture it's running with <=Android 4.3 (blue clock and wifi-icon).

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Oh wait.... I just realized it's a Nexus 10 in portrait orientation -_- fudge..

  • teolinux

    A joke about silicon.
    It's just a model.

  • ED-Z が あらわれた!

    Reticulating Splines on the second line... Now I want play Sim City...