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Nigeria to design new Android statue

21 August 2013, 16:07

Lagos - Nigeria is among three countries Lenovo, the world's leading personal computer maker, has chosen to create a new African Android statue.

This landmark campaign is to commemorate the launch of the Lenovo A 1000, A 3000 and S 6000 Android tablets in Africa.

Owned by technology powerhouse Google, Android is the world's most popular operating system for smartphones and tablet devices.

Previous versions include Cupcake, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean, all named after desserts.

However, none of the names have a relevance to Africa and ahead of the next version, rumoured to be called Key Lime Pie, Lenovo aims to change the trend.

“We are thrilled to create Africa’s first ever Android statue to celebrate the launch of our new range of tablets,” Graham Braum, Country Manager of Lenovo Africa, said.

Lenovo has decided to launch a campaign to propose names for the upcoming Android version.

The company will then build a statue, modelling it after the winning name.

The campaign is accompanied by a social media competition on Lenovo Africa Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LenovoAfrica) asking Android and Lenovo fans in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya to name the statue.

Lenovo will choose the winner of the best and most creative name in October when it unveils the Africa Android statue in October.

The winner will receive a Lenovo hamper worth N318 000.

- CAJ News


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