Imagine a world where the above character, and not the cute little green robot you've come to know, was the official ambassador for Google's Android operating system.

The crazy-eyed, manic cartoon, and its various disturbing permutations, are the creation of Google Android engineer Dan Morrill, who used them as stand-in mascots on internal media during the early days of the OS's development. The proto-Androids never saw the light of day, of course, and now they offer a peek into a bizarro alternate universe where Android is the scourge of children's nightmares everywhere.

[via BGR]