Easter Eggs in Android: Hidden Gameplay


At Easter we help you in the search for very specific Easter eggs. So-called Easter Eggs are hidden content in software. Google’s smartphone operating system Android has been supplying gingerbread since version 2.3. Some even include mini-games. Android 10 brings an exciting nonogram mini-game. In this overview, we will show you the Android Easter Eggs and how to activate them.

The Easter Egg of Android 10 is much more branched than the previous ones. Only when you (at least with the Pixel devices) form the digits of the ten to the Q, you get into the actual Easter Egg. The mini-game includes several Nonograms, where you want to draw icons from the Android interface into a pixel raster. Rarely has an Android Easter egg been so tricky!

Easter Eggs in Android 9 Pie

Android 9 Pie (to the test) hypnotizes us. Not only because the version brings some interesting new features, but above all because the Easter Egg is particularly psychedelic. You usually call up the Easter Egg by going through the settings the following march: Settings -> System -> Over the phoneTap sit on the Android version field multiple times. And already a pulsating P. Pixel user welcomes you again several times and come to a small drawing app.

A pulsating P hypnotizes us. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Easter Eggs in Android 8.0 / 8.1 Oreo

Easter Eggs have a long tradition with Android and Android Oreo also has one. Google is not content to show a new screen with the Oreo icon. No, there is also a demo with an octopus. The usual version gimmick is available as usual via Settings -> System -> Over the phone and then tap Android version multiple times. Depending on the Android Oreo version, the O-circle differs: on an LG V30S with Android 8.0, an abstract O appears, while on a Pixel 2 XL with Android 8.1 an Oreo biscuit.

Now tap several times on circle or biscuit and then hold this down. Now a squid appears, which you can drag back and forth on the display. Fabulous, right?

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Android Oreo: Small differences between 8.0 and 8.1. / © Screenshots: AndroidPIT

Easter Eggs in Android 7.0 Nougat

One of the new features in Android 7.0 Nougat is the dynamic quick-setting tiles. New apps now have interface access to the icons in the notification area. For demonstration purposes, Google is using a quasi-living example: you can attract a virtual kitten by putting treats on a plate. This is done as follows:

  • Goes to the point in the settings Over the phone
  • Taps the Android version multiple times
  • Taps long on the big N
  • The cat emoji should now appear below:
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Kittens spotted? Everything done right. / © AndroidPIT

  • Moves the quick settings from the top edge
  • Taps Edit
  • Draws the new symbol Android Easter Egg into the area of active tiles

From now on you can attract kittens. Tap first on the tile, then on the feed. When the cat arrives, you will be notified. You can rename the cat and share it with friends. The cat disappears after a short time.

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Dry food, fish, or rather chicken? Pamper the kitten. / © ANDROIDPIT

The Flappy Bird-inspired Easter Egg from Marshmallow and Lollipop is also included in Android Nougat. However, you have to start it awkwardly. The instructions for this have been XDA Developers held for you.

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And there’s the cat. / © AndroidPIT

Easter Eggs in Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Basically, the Easter Egg of the marshmallow presented in 2015 is the same as in the 2014 Lollipop (see below). However, the second edition learns the multiplayer mode. Up to six players are allowed to play the incomprehensibly difficult Flappy Bird immitator at the same time. Who can stand it the longest without colliding with a marshmallow?

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Tapthe the Plus, play with friends. / © ANDROIDPIT

The Android Easter Egg reaches you exactly as in the above-mentioned version by pressing the Android version and the subsequent M logo several times. For the multiplayer option, you’ll press up to five times the plus next to the above zero.

Easter Egg in Android 5.0 Lollipop

The first iteration of the Flappy Bird-inspired Android Easter Egg only mastered solo mode. The way you unlock it is the same as always.

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Don’t stop at Lollipop (*scnr*)! / © AndroidPIT

Easter Eggs in Android 4.4 KitKat

In Android 4.4 KitKat, the Easter Egg is not such a challenging game. Instead, we see tiles illustrating the names of the previously available Android names KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Ginger Bread, Froyo, Eclair, Donut and Cupcake. If you tap one of them, the mosaic will be changed randomly.


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