Google has officially announced Android 11, and the new operating system is already rolling out to Pixel phones. To honor the release, Google has created a statue that you can see in augmented reality on any Android phone. Dave Burke, Android’s VP of technology, tweeted a picture of the virtual statue earlier this afternoon.
Android traditionally puts up a physical statue in Mountain View for each release – last year a big number 10 was signed by the Android team. 11 is the first Android statue that is completely in AR, which makes sense because COVID-19 has pumped the brakes on many people̵7;s travel plans. It also comes with some fun effects – the Android logo will appear in different places around the statue when you see it, and there is a recipe for red velvet cake on the page.
If you use an Android phone and want to check out the statue yourself, click on this link, which Burke also tweeted.