In tech, Easter Eggs refer to those hidden treats or surprises that you can find in a particular device, game, software or application. They are fun to find because you get to discover a variety of secret messages, freebies, artworks, etc.
Speaking of which, did you know that you can also find some cool Easter Eggs on Android? You just need to figure out how to make them show up on your Android tablet or smartphone.
For Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”
Go to your device settings and then tap “About Phone”. After which, continuously tap the section for “Android version” and you’ll be surprised to see a zombie-themed artwork by Jack Larson.
It is certainly a nice treat for those who are already getting ready for the “Zombie Apocalypse”. Spooky? Not really.
For Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”
As many of you know, bees store their honey on hexagonal cells that are known as “honeycomb”. While you might not be able to get loads of sweet honey from this particular Easter egg, you will definitely be delighted to see a Tron-inspired futuristic bee on your Android screen.
How? Just go to your device settings and then tap “About”. That’s it.
For Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”
If your device is running on Android ICS, then you can get the Nyan Cat-inspired “Nyandroid” 8-bit animation where you can see loads of awesome Nyan droids flying on your screen.
To get this Easter egg, you just need to go to your device settings then press “About”. Repeatedly press the section where you can see your Android version number. Thereafter, you’ll see a Nyan droid icon on your screen. Long-press on the icon and that’s it.
For Android 4.1 and up “Jelly Bean”
If you’re using a device that’s running on Android Jelly Bean, you can get a mini-game wherein you’ll see a lot of floating jelly beans on your screen. Just flick a bean to remove it from your screen.
Just like the Easter egg for Android 4.0, you need to go to your device settings to load the mini-game. Just press “About” then repeatedly tap on your tablet or phone’s OS version number. You’ll then see a red jelly bean icon. If you long-press on it, the mini-game of floating jelly beans will immediately load.
For Android 4.4 “KitKat”
For KitKat users, you’ll get a large “K” logo rolling on your screen right after you repeatedly press the “Android version” section on your device settings. If you long-press on the logo, you will get a red and white “KitKat” inspired Android screen. That’s not all. If you hold the screen, you’ll be able to discover another treat – a colorful puzzle-like screen that features Android’s previous OS icons. If you tap on a random tile, it will move to another tile or section. That’s basically it.
For “Google Now” users
Load your Google Now interface and say “When am I?”. Your intelligent personal assistant will then give you a Dr. WHO-inspired response.
Its response will be like “The present, of course. TARDIS functionality is still undergoing development. Sorry.”