An adorable commercial by Google Android reminds all of us that we can “Be together. Not the Same.”
Unusual pairings throughout the video compilation by Android seem to go against the laws of nature: Cats and dogs, cats and birds, sheep and elephants…all living together in happy harmony.
In an effort to pull at our heartstrings even more, Google Android even went nostalgic and hired vocalist Roger Miller of Disney’s 1973 classic Robin Hood fame to perform the same song that had Robin Hood, a fox, and Little John, a bear, traipsing through the forrest like the best of friends.
Check it out:
At first it seems like Android and Google are touting togetherness. After all, if furry and feathered friends can get along, humans should be able to figure it out.
In reality, some speculate the ad is just an attempt by Google Android to take a dig at Apple’s iOS.
According to Technology Personalized, Apple sold more iPhones than all of the Android OEMs put together over the holidays pushing Apple to the top of the fourth quarter of 2014. That is the first time Apple has beaten Android since 2012.
The tagline, “Be together. Not the same,” has been running on Google ads since the launch of its newest operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop. The premise of the Android ad campaign, of course, is that we don’t have to be the same to work together which is the crux of the operating system’s business model.
While Apple touts that its iOS platform is only available on Apple products, Google’s Android platform is available on devices provided by a variety of manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, LG, and more.
Despite its versatility, Google Android hasn’t seen much upswing in the usage of 5.0 Lollipop since its release three months ago. It is estimated that only 2 percent of Android users are utilizing the OS compared with an estimated 72 percent of the iOS users who have converted to iOS8.
Google Android is hoping for a boost from its top selling Samsung tablet products this year. According to a previous Inquisitr article Samsung recently applied for the trademarking of the Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy Tab J devices with an anticipated 2015 release.
Whatever Google Android’s motivation is for the release of the sixty seconds of cuteness, we can’t help but find ourselves smiling and feeling a little more at peace about the world today…even if we view it with our Apple products.
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