The enjoyable Android statues as soon as seen in a small park at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, have been eliminated, leaving an empty patch of filth in what was a preferred spot to take photographs.
The statues, which stood exterior the guests middle within the Landings workplace advanced, have been moved to an undisclosed location, in response to a report by Android Authority.
In an announcement to CNET, a Google spokesperson confirmed that the statues had been moved as a part of a deliberate redevelopment of the Landings website on the Mountain View campus. In the meanwhile, the statues are being repaired and being held in storage “till they discover a new residence.”
It is unclear when Google eliminated the statues, however in response to critiques on Google Maps, evidently the method began round a month in the past. A Google spokesperson additionally confirmed that a number of statues had been relocated with plans to place the remaining statues in new areas across the Mountain View campus.
Earlier than Google switched to a numbered naming scheme, beginning with Android 10, the variations of its cell working system have been named after desserts and different sugary issues, akin to Pie, KitKat and Ice Cream Sandwich. The Android statues exterior Constructing 44 have been modeled after the assorted sweets. For instance, there was a statue that includes the Android mascot, identified unofficially as Bugdroid, holding a large lollipop.
Guests aren’t joyful by Google’s resolution to take away the statues. In keeping with critiques of the Google Android Statues Sq. on Google Maps, one person wrote that they have been “very dissatisfied,” with the entire space trying deserted, as if out of “publish apocalyptic shops” seen in films or video video games.
One other reviewer, named Zach, left a one-star evaluation, stating “It is a barren wasteland” with a blanket advice to not “waste your time coming down.”
It additionally appears that Google wasn’t doing a lot when it comes to maintenance. Person Jessica Atkins posted a evaluation from three months in the past saying that the statues have been damaged down and light. One other particular person uploaded a photograph with the Ice Cream Sandwich Bugdroid lacking an arm.
In the meanwhile, it is unsure what Google will do with the statues, assuming the corporate hasn’t destroyed them. Till then, followers should fondly look again at photographs posted on-line.
Corrected at 5:50 p.m. PT: An earlier model of this story misidentified the place the statues have been formally situated. They have been exterior the Landings workplace advanced.