Android’s latest commercial has Rock, Paper, and Scissors becoming BFFs

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Following up it’s “Monotune” commercial, Google is back on another awards show with another new ad for Android. Called “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” it has the three historical enemies learning to make friends with each other. It’s a story of three soon-to-be friends overcoming school bullying, and it’s fine so far as it goes. But trust me when I say that trying to map this metaphor too closely to the battle for marketshare between Samsung, Sony, LG, and all the rest is going to send you in deeply nerdy and ultimately unfulfilling circles. If Paper is LG, are we watching the G5 mock the G4 only to be saved by Scissors, aka the Samsung Galaxy S7? Seriously — let the metaphor go.

Honestly the best part of the ad is that is unapologetically…

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