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Google's Jelly Bean Statue Melting After Less than a Week

Each time Google releases a new version of its Android operating system, the company places a commemorative statue on its front lawn. Last week, the search giant continued the tradition for Android 4.1 with a tub of giant plastic jelly beans with little Android arms and legs. Unfortunately, it seems the Jelly Bean lawn ornament hasn't fared so well in the California sun.

Despite the fact that the giant dish of froyo, the ice cream sandwich and other assorted treats seem to have lasted just fine, Google's Dan Morrill writes that Jelly Bean is just 'too ridiculously hot' and has started to melt. Not only that, but someone had the nerve to pilfer one of the jelly beans once the Android's delicious insides were exposed.

"Jelly Bean is so ridiculously hot that the JB statue overheated, and his head partially melted and popped off," Morrill wrote via Google+.


"And then we think somebody stole one of the jelly beans. People: please don't steal our jelly beans. Anyway, they've got the poor guy coned off now, for your safety but mostly for mine. But fear not, the designer is already working on a bug fix."

In case you missed it last week, here's the video documenting the installation of the Jelly Bean ornament at Google's HQ.

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  • elcentral
    "So hot you can't touch it!" should be the new android slogan.
    or maby
    Jellybean a taste so good it melts away your problem.
    its all pure gold if you ask me :b
  • guanyu210379
  • Hmm...maybe rename it Google Raisins?
  • jossrik
    MMmmmmmm... Venus Gummi de Milo...
  • blackmancer
    they didn't even use real jelly beans, lame
  • s3anister
    AriesMattHmm...maybe rename it Google Raisins?Grapes make raisins, not jellybeans...
  • andrerichards
    Even the statue is becoming fragmented.
  • doron
    Well maybe use real food like rice or wheat.. Oh wait Americans don't eat real food!
  • belardo
    These new POP-UPS are very stupid... getting old really quick.
    Should be "C'mon Americans, you know you're fat and you like them Google treats." Now eat up, fat-sos."