The Jelly Bean Easter Egg that we first unearthed back at Google I/O has quickly become one of our all-time favorites. It’s interactive and a great time waster should you find yourself needing to kill 5 minutes without having to think or blink. Who would have thought that flicking Jelly Beans and wondering what’s up with the random Candy Cane could be so fun?
The CyanogenMod team must share similar feelings, as they decided to spend some extra time in CM10 to customize Jelly Bean’s hidden fun. CID’s head replaces the beans, but the flicking is just as addicting as you would expect it to be. It can be accessed in the same way that you would any other Easter Egg in Android – tap multiple times on the Android build number in your device’s About screen, then long press when you see CID’s face. (more…)
Yep, they brought it to Google Now and the new Voice Search too.
Cheers Nick and Derek!
According to the Nexus Q, it isn’t even sure if you should buy one. Recently reported by Android Authority, there is an Easter Egg tucked inside the Nexus Q app. If you cruise into a specific Nexus Q’s settings in the app, you can tap on the image of the Q and then proceed to a screen that asks if you “Have a dilemma?” From there you can tap the Q again and ask it a question. It works just as a Magic 8 Ball, so don’t expect it to always give a reliable answer.
It’s another awesome goodie that ties in nicely with our unearthing of the Jelly Bean Easter egg. Good work, Google.
Via: Android Authority
Most of the Galaxy Nexus devices laying around the Google I/O show floor are already running Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Tim and I stopped to play with one for a minute and realized that since this is a completely new version with a new name, that it should also have a new Easter egg. Sure enough, it does. Check it out.
Google loves to hide “Easter Eggs” inside many of their products. For instance, if you jump into the About screen on your phone and tap numerous times on the Android version, you will find a surprise. It changes with each new major Android build and is something will always check for the minute one is released. So this little trick in Chrome Beta for Android is just another example of the fun things that Google does to their products behind the scenes.
Cheers Johnathan and Dave!
Oh that Android Team, such a creative bunch. The Nyan Android is not the only Easter egg tucked away in Ice Cream Sandwich. No sir, a space-inspired “Rocket Launcher” was also included, but can only be found by looking through the available activities on the phone. What I mean by that, is you have to use a 3rd party app like Any Cut or LauncherPro that can turn activities into shortcuts. Once you do, the video above can be achieved.
Tap once to slow the rocket ship, tap an icon to launch it.
We have finally found it! With the release of the Galaxy Nexus just around the corner (for the UK at least) it seems that the easter egg that Google likes to throw into all of their flagship phones has been uncovered for their latest update, Ice Cream Sandwich. If you head over to the system settings and tap on the Android Version like mad you are greeted with a little Andy, pressing and holding him makes him grow larger and larger and then viola; an army of flying Nyan-Andys across your screen. Pretty cool right? Well the fun does not stop there. Android wanted their developers to have in on the fun too. (more…)