Androids are sentient, artificial lifeforms that serve both in the Federation and Klingon Empire. They are highly advanced robotic beings designed to imitate humanoid functions and characteristics. Although they can appear to be life-like, they are synthetic and do not contain any (at least not crucial) biological components, thus distinguishing them from cybernetic organisms.
Starfleet and Klingon Empire Android Engineering Bridge Officer Candidates are rewards given to players who reach 700 Day Veteran status. Unlike other Bridge Officers, they are not tradeable and cannot be sold on the Exchange . They are as customizable as any alien race, but come with nine unique Head Attach Tech options to choose from; each exposing a portion of the character's face to reveal exposed wiring and glowing circuitry.
Androids come in a variety of humanoid shapes and forms, limited only by the capability of each unit's designer. They can appear totally organic, or completley mechanical. So long as they retain basic humanoid features, they are set apart from other robotic equipment.
Sentient Androids were officially recognized as free-thinking lifeforms in 2365 by Captain Phillipa Louvois of Starfleet's Judge Advocate General's office, who granted such creatures as "having the freedom to choose" when a sentient android (the first to serve in Starfleet) Lieutenant Commander Data's status came into question by the Associate Chair of Robotics at the Daystrom Technological Institute that year.
Android bridge officers come with four traits, two of which are exclusive to the species.
There are currently no Android NPCs found in Star Trek Online.