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Watch a choir of 300 Android phones sing Ode to Joy in Tokyo

Androidify avatars perform Beethoven. Why? Just because.

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As part of a promotion by Google’s Japanese team, 300 devices were set up to play the final movement of the German composer’s Ninth Symphony in Japan earlier this month.

The ‘instruments’ for the arrangement were Androidify characters, synced up with computers to create a piece performed in perfect harmony. While it may not quite have the same emotive, awe-inspiring sound that a full orchestra offers, it is still an impressive achievement and one which deserves at least one listen through.