Once you have Android 5.0 “Lollipop” up and running on your Nexus 5, you need to jump through to the About screen and check out the newest Easter Egg. It’s a Flappy Bird clone. Not even kidding – you can play Flappy Bugdroid as much as you want.
A reader of ours was cruising through the systemui folder after decompiling a Kit Kat ROM this morning to check out the latest Easter Egg and found all of the .png files that make up the beautifully colored Android collage pictured above. The collage itself isn’t new, but some of the pictures clearly show Google’s well-documented sense of humor. They can be seen in the actual Easter Egg, assuming you look closely enough. (more…)
In an apparent leak out of ZDnet, we may have new Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” screenshots to study for the rest of the day. The leak shows an older build of Kit Kat running on a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, along with a variety of screenshots from different areas inside the new build of our favorite mobile OS compared to Android 4.3. We have a look at the Easter Egg, more icons in the app drawer, the slightly tweaked Clock app, Settings menu, and the new Downloads app. There is a lot to take in, so we’ll continue to update this post as we have more. (more…)
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. B, A, Start.
Shortly after Google announced their new unified chat service called Hangouts, users discovered a handful of Easter Eggs embedded deep within. Actually, they aren’t deep at all and can be accessed with a simple command in a chat box on either Google+ or through the Chrome app (no mobile version support here). The whackiness of the Easter Eggs’ ranges from colorful ponies to KONAMI cheat codes, all of which are listed above thanks to Googler Moritz Tolxdorff. To tell you the truth, I thought there might be even more, but this is the entire list.
To flood your box with ponies, pitchforks, or a shy dino, type the commands listed into the text box of a Hangout.
Which is your favorite?
Via: +Moritz Tolxdorff
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that after some digging, a lucky owner of Google Glass has found a well-placed Easter Egg inside the device’s software. After a check through Settings, then a specific number of taps on the track pad, you are greeted by a full panorama of the Google Glass team. And wouldn’t you know it, Mr. Sergey Brin even makes an appearance. (more…)
Google published the rest of their official Google I/O 2013 page today, which we took a minute to poke around on after receiving our press invite this afternoon. I have to admit though, that we weren’t half as clever as other attentive minds of the internet who realized that the front page was interactive and filled with more Easter Eggs than you can probably count. (more…)