Apr 01 AT 11:32 AM Taylor Wimberly 38 Comments

Mobile related April Fools jokes


Still pissed your phone doesn’t have Android 4.0? Maybe these funny April Fools’ Day videos will cheer you up. Check out the 10 videos after the jump and let us know if you find any more jokes to add to the list.

Google Maps goes 8-bit

Source: +Google Maps

Double your productivity with Gmail Tap

Source: Gmail

Google brings self-driving cars to NASCAR

Source: Google Blog

Browse the web with two mice with Chrome Multitask Mode

Source: Chrome

YouTube goes offline with The YouTube Collection

Source: TheYouTubeCollection

Nutrients travel instantaneously to any organ with Google Fiber

Source: Google Fiber

Gmail Motion offers a new way to communicate

Source: Gmail

Toshiba reveals three new tablet shapes

Source: YouTube

Toshiba announces one-eyed 3D technology

Source: Toshiba

Sony unveils world’s smallest ultrabook

Source: Sony

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Funny, but I’d rather have an official 4.0 update!

    Anyone have any pranks pulled or pulled on them?

    • professandobey

      We all just had a Gmail Motion prank pulled on us. Check the date the video was posted.

      • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

        I thought that video looked familiar.

    • kazahani

      I work for a certain electronics retailer, and all day yesterday my district manager had everyone in the whole district (17 stores, about 85 poeple) thinking that we had been bought out by a certain other electronics retailer, and that we were going to have to re-interview for our jobs =/

      What a jerk…

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        hahaha that is pretty funny… but also nerve racking!

      • WlfHart

        Ouch… that’s not funny, that’s cruel.

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    The 8-bit Google Maps was the best April Fools’ joke of them all. I loved the Quest mode and checking out the GooglePlex and other points of interest in their 8-bit glory.

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      By far, Google Maps in 8 bit mode was the best prank. I even went to my location just to check that it is true.

    • jonathan3579

      I’d view Google Maps in 8-bit mode, if possible. I totally loved that! I have a love and passion with my memories of 8-bit game days.

      • WlfHart


  • B

    This is why I love google.

  • dummy

    Google is Gd but android whatever I sad to say I leaving Google play android for Gd switching to ios simple reason 60% of my friends all switching to ipads n iphone cos of gaming video streaming online channel works so Gd…..I’m really a fans of Samsung they produce Gd devices I can say better than ipad but bcos of the android os sammy can’t win apple just bcos of apps in Google play 70% are useless apps…..people who use iphone ipads ipod macbook they never ever wan to use android products now I’m making a big change too….android makes me getting boring everyday…..give up Google play u can never beat apple stop compete with apple n put in more efforts on ur market apps esp in gaming video streaming etc

    • Adryan maldonado

      and your telling us this why????….

      • jonathan3579

        I think we’re supposed to care.

        And another one bites the dust!

    • HeLLo

      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH What the hell did you just post.Anyone know of a program to translate stupid into English if so POST link.

    • domi

      I came from iPhone 3G and 3GS to Android and I never ever wanna go back to that locked down Fisherprice phone.
      No SD card
      No USB mass storage
      No FM radio
      No Bluetooth file transfer
      small screen
      no widescreen resolution
      No Gorilla Glass

    • kazahani

      Your command of the english language tells me that you would probably be better off joining th isheep. Good luck to you, sir.

  • Adryan maldonado

    Have you guys heard of nergi electronics. I believe they are doing a big april fools joke over twitter as they are promoting 15 free phones but you have to look everywhere and some 3rd party promotional service wont even tell negri electronics which ones are free.

  • thekaz

    Google’s are always classic. I saw one where Apple was suing for patent violations claiming they owned the patent on rectangles… sad part is, this is something I can see Apple doing, as it isn’t too far from what they are claiming now.

    • professandobey

      …Hence Toshiba’s new shapes.

  • lando4

    i really love the youtube video, its hilarious, i am glad there isnt a april fools joke about andriod buyers waiting like fools for ICS update.. Sad but hilarious..HTC Amaze 4G waiting and watching for update with the Toshiba one-eyed 3D technology

  • PS

    Nice list. Gmail Motion is one year old, though…

  • Schmidty850

    WOW these are frickin hilarious!

  • bugwan

    “Blow on the cartridge to fix bugs”…gold!

  • Donald Williams

    These were awesome. Thanks Taylor! Loved each one. I did show the wife Gmail Motion and well her exact quote. ” Is that real!” I had to laugh and say yea.

    Love it. hope they dont stop with the jokes!

  • smeghead68

    Those were funny! Even though gmail motion is old i still like that the best

  • Alex Belko

    Awesome videos, thanks!)

  • Tipika

    Gmail motion is old stuff

    • jak2rocks

      Doesn’t matter, it’s still great.

  • Burnd

    On a short note: The self-driving car isn’t a joke! They invested millions of dollars in it.

  • cristian cristiandonose

    This videos are super great. You got to love google for this called Android.

  • McLovin

    …”Google brings self-driving cars to NASCAR”…

    Was the other Google self driving car an April Fools?

  • spazby

    great jokes, gotta love google

  • Ian Sapp

    Awesome videos. I thought the 8 Bit Map was the best prank and I hope Google makes a separate page so we can check it out again like they did with the PacMan logo.

    Also, in the Gmail tap video, the project lead “Todd Smith” is played by LL Cool J

  • gtrovil

    ICS? That was a great one! Early too!

  • Smug B’stard

    We may be laughing now, but a number of these ideas could actually have some degree of sucess if they were to launch in the future (which they might!)

    I can think of numerous “girlies” who would love to have one of Toshiba’s heart-shaped devices, regardless of its practicalities, & the Morse Code keyboard really could have some unique applications.

    Bring it on!

  • freddiefan

    Funny stuff!!!

  • klcow92

    freakin hilarious!!! XDXD