Android robot peeing on Apple was not Google they claim
Well it went viral on the social media sites and few people cannot have seen the image of the Android mascot urinating on the Apple logo. It was spotted on a google map on a piece of land which is situated just to the south of Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Quite how the image appeared on the map remains unclear, but it could have been put there by someone using the Map Maker tool that allows people to contribute to the google maps.
Map Maker edits are always moderated, but this one seems to have slipped through the net, for a while at least, someone has claimed that they knew who it was– a user called nitricboy according to Hacker News. Naturally as it seems that Google had no part in this they have quickly removed the image and have apologised in a statement posted in the Washington Post newspaper. In the statement they said: “We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly. We also learn from these issues, and we’re constantly improving how we detect, prevent, and handle bad edits.” They have pointed out that users of their maps can flag up inaccuracies in the maps by clicking the ‘report a problem’ which is a button at the bottom of the map.
With the tremendous following that any Apple products get when released, we feel sure that this incident will on no way dent the success of the newly released Apple Watch. The Android mascot has now disappeared from the map location.