Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Statue Melts, Leaks Jelly Beans

Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is heating up, but not in the way one might expect.


According to post from a Google employee, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean statue at the GooglePlex in Mountain View melted under the intense Bay Area heat and its head popped off.

Dan Morrill confirmed the tragedy on Google+ saying that the head of the statue partially melted which led to the poor guy’s head popping off.

To make matter’s worse, Morrill thinks that someone stole one of the jellybeans that are encased inside of the statue.


The Jelly Bean statue at Google melted.


Read: Jelly Bean Makes Galaxy Nexus Faster, Smoother & Smarter.

For what it’s worth, the statue is now coned off to ward off potential intruders and the person who designed the statue is hard at work trying to solve the heat issues. That likely means that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean statue will be getting a makeover at some point soon.

Google first placed the Jelly Bean statue up the day before Google I/O to signify the next version of Android. The company then announced the operating system the next day at the first keynote of its annual developers conference.

The new software is an incremental update to Google’s current version of Android, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It does however bring some nice feature to the tablet including speed improvements, Google Now voice control features, better Voice Search, new camera functions and re-sizable widgets.


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released during the middle portion of July and it will be arriving on Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet, the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus first before rolling out to other Android-powered devices in the weeks and months ahead.