It has become a tradition: with each new version of Android, comes its corresponding Easter Egg. Whether it's a detail, a minigame, or a curious feature, Android enthusiasts peruse the options menu of each edition of the system in search of hidden secrets.
And is that for more than 9 years, there hasn't been a single version of Android without its own Easter egg. For this reason, and because it is not easy to remember them all if you are not a true enthusiast of operating systems, today we wanted review all the Easter eggs in the history of Android, from the first to the latest version.
The Android 11 logo hides an Easter egg.
Easter Egg with Android 2.3 Gingerbread
We started with this version of Android, but surely more than one is asking, why not do it with the previous ones? Very simple, there were still no easter eggs, or easter eggs, as you prefer to call them.
This was the origin of the Easter eggs, the first to arrive was Android 2.3 Gingerbread, yes, it was something terrifying. Apparently the design was born from a joke between the Android developers, with this design they meant that the zombies that appear talking on cell phones are iPhone users, is that true?
Honeycomb Easter Egg Android 3.0
The second Android Easter egg was some kind of bee, but not just any one, it turns out to be our beloved green robot transformed into this insect. What could we do with this Easter egg? Virtually nothing, only the bee appeared along with a baby dialogue where he said REZZZZZ.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Easter Egg
With this version of Android we tried to do some sort of homage to Nyan Cat, the famous cat who traveled in space, leaving behind a rainbow, do you know it? Well, if we had clicked several times, would appear un green robot dressed in an ice cream sandwich and if we had held it down, it would have traveled through space as well.
Easter Egg with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Let's move on to the next version of Android, Jelly Bean. In this update, the "dessert" that accompanied the version name was that of one world famous candy. What about your Easter egg? It was very simple but fun, inside we could press and hold the jelly bean that appeared to us, then many other colored beans came out.
When we had them all on screen we could make them move anywhere, just by swiping your finger over it, like this we could see how crazy they flew all over the screen.
Easter Egg Android 4.4 KitKat
In this Android version, Google wanted to pay a sort of homage to all the previous ones. How did they do it? Well, if we pressed several times, a rotating K appeared, and the moment we pressed it , the KitKat icon appeared.
But it does not end there, if we keep our finger on the logo, all the previous ones would appear, that is the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean logos, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a great detail from Mountain View.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter Egg
In this easter egg, the developers took the idea of one of the most successful games ever known, although its life was quite short. Do you remember Flappy Bird? Well, that's pretty much what the Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter Egg was all about.
Upon entering it, a green robot appeared to us, which we had to drive so that could switch between the different lollipops that came out. If we had played one the game would be over, that's why we tell you it was practically the same as Flappy Bird.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Easter Egg
Perhaps one of the less innovative Easter eggs, why? You just need to see the video under these lines that we leave here, doesn't it remind you of something?
In fact, it is exactly that same easter egg as Android 5.0 Lollipop, again the Flappy Bird game.
Something new? Only the obstacles change, this time, instead of being lollipops, they were sugar clouds, honoring the name of the Android version. But deep down, it was still the same frustrating game that could drive even the most patient person crazy.
Easter Egg Android 7.0 Nougat
The version of Android that arrived in 2016 contained a egg of Easter a little different. What was the goal? Attract cats with the food we could offer in a minigame called "Neko Cat", however, to play it took more than clicking on the icon.
We had to log in settings and enter the "Edit" section, once inside an empty plate appeared. Well, the grace was to continue to use our smartphone in a completely normal way, and when a cat went to eat on that plate we received a notification, an easter egg a little curious.
Easter Egg Android 8.0 Oreo
We have arrived at the penultimate version of Android, 8.0 Oreo. It must be said that the easter egg has nothing to do with the name, however, precisely here lies its grace, in the deception of Google towards all users.
As you can see, the easter egg is an android robot transformed into an octopus, what does this have to do with Oreo? Virtually nothing, but Google wanted to confuse everyone with this easter egg, a lot to think that they were about to change the theme in the names, heading towards the animals.
Android 9 Pie Easter Egg
With Android 9 Pie, a version that we analyzed in depth at the time, one of the strangest Easter eggs in the history of the system was introduced. IS a kind of basic paint, the popular Windows drawing program, which has several tools to create the most… abstract works.
With this easter egg, Google wanted to give a utility to a rather unknown function of the operating system, which consists in the possibility of detect the level of pressure exerted on the screen with our finger, without the need to use specific hardware.
In this way, the greater the pressure exerted on the panel when drawing, the thicker the brushstroke will be. This feature was used a few years later by Google to include a Force Touch type feature in the Google Pixel.
Easter Egg Android 10
Android 10 is one of the more complete and complex easter eggs that Google has ever integrated into their operating system. With it, in the same way as in the previous version, they wanted to exploit one a function that, at times, is often neglected.
The Android 10 Easter Egg.
This is the tactile response through the device's vibration motor. And is that when you access the Easter egg and click on the text that appears on the screen, the device will emit a strong vibration, which will change in intensity as you drag the characters across the screen.
Finally, the goal is form the Android 10 logo - a letter Q - using the numbers 1 and 0.
This is the Android 11 Easter egg puzzle.
In this way, the next time you access the easter egg, we will see a nonogram that needs to be solved: for this, you just have to guide you by the legend for fill in the empty squares to form a figure.
Easter Egg Android 11
The latest version of Android available also has its own easter egg. And this year Google has decided to revive one old acquaintance.
With Android 11, è returned on Neko Cat minigame, which consists of attracting cats to feed and play with them, although it does so in a somewhat different way.
The Android 11 Easter Egg allows you to "Play" with these virtual cats through the new control menu for connected home devices, integrated into the device's on and off menu. Of course, the process of accessing it is a little more complex than before, because you have to first "Solve" a little puzzle based on the same rotary control that Google uses as the Android 11 logo.
So you just have to use the controls mentioned above, so that it is possible attract dozens of different cats to feed, drink or play with. When you have them all, you can export and share everyone's pictures.
How to test all Easter eggs on your mobile
Fortunately, to test all Android Easter Eggs, you don't need to install all versions of the system. There is a free application on Google Play called Android Easter Egg Collection, which collects everything we have seen in the article, that is, from Gingerbread, to Android 11.
This way, you can easily test each of them without having the latest version of Android.