Seems Google's Designers Played A Lot Of Gauntlet

Google's Android platform has a cute little robot logo, but what's this? The inspiration behind it is not, as I first thought, Metal Mickey, but is actually a Gauntlet game?

Oh, this is too good.

Seems Google's Designers Played A Lot Of Gauntlet

Take a look at the video below, for Gauntlet: The Third Encounter. It's not just the appearance that's similar, it's even got the name "Android". You can see a comparison with Google Android's logo in the pic above.

Before you lambast Google for "copying" the design, know that good artists copy, great artists steal from old Gauntlet games.

Shocker! Google's Android logo boosted from Atari Lynx title 'Gauntlet: The Third Encounter' [Engadget]