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#1 BeerFan

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:39

Hello folks,

I did some quick searches to see if this had been posted already, but didn't find any.

I just stumbled across this "easter egg" on my LG Nitro HD running Android 4.0.4 - ICS, completely by accident. I was looking to see if AT&T had released an OTA update for this phone yet (which of course they haven't) by going thorough Settings -> About phone -> Software update. Frustrated with the lack of available updates, i just started clicking on the "Android version" entry. If you click on it repeatedly, this little Ice Cream Sandwich NyanCat Dude shows up. Click on him and hold down for a few seconds, and you get pure epic awesomeness! I won't spoil that by posting the screencap here, though.

I later searched Google and found this to be an already known easter egg, but it was totally a surprise to me. Enjoy.

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#2 MarkusDarkus

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:42

Awwww.

#3 spacer

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:43

Same thing happens on my Nexus 4. Except instead of Nyandroid, I get a giant red jellybean with android antennae and a smilie face.

And if you keep tapping the screen, you get a new screen with a bunch of jelly beans floating in zero-g. Pretty cool.

#4 Detection

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:45

Yep, I get Jelly Beans too

You need to press and hold on the first image that appears for a much more fun image ;)

Nyan & Jelly Beans have the extra feature once you press and hold on them

#5 OP BeerFan

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:45

Same thing happens on my Nexus 4. Except instead of Nyandroid, I get a giant red jellybean with android antennae and a smilie face.

And if you keep tapping the screen, you get a new screen with a bunch of jelly beans floating in zero-g. Pretty cool.


Yeah, i tried the above on my Galaxy S3 running 4.1 JellyBean and saw the same thing. (Y) you can fling the beans around, too, if you're really bored.

First time i've ever found an easter egg by accident, i think.

#6 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:49

Same thing happens on my Nexus 4. Except instead of Nyandroid, I get a giant red jellybean with android antennae and a smilie face.


Yup. Same here on my nexus 7. I like throwing the jelly beans around. Pretty cool feature. If you tap the build number it will enable the developer options.

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#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:49

this has been around for many versions of android, in jelly bean builds it pops up a bunch of beans that you can fling around.

#8 Nagisan

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:56

Running Gingerbread here, all I get is zombie art with the android thrown in, doesn't do anything else beyond that.

#9 Jason S.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 21:33

doesnt do anything on my HTC Rezound running 4.0.3. boo.

#10 DrakeN2k

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 21:39

SGS2 4.0.4 works

#11 AJerman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 21:50

This is an easter egg that has been in the base Android code since Gingerbread. Some manufacturer's modified versions may remove it, but AOSP will always do it. Gingerbread is Android Zombie art, ICS is ice cream sandwich androids doing nyan cat, and JB is just jellybeans.

#12 LUTZIFER

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 21:56

Wow, those are nice, what can you do with them, use them as wallpapers on the phones?

#13 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 21:58

An oldie, but a goodie! I love flicking jelly beans around on my SGS with cyanogen mod 10 stable. Phone is as solid as a rock, though. No instability, and no AT&T garbage. Just the way I like it! (I discovered the easter egg by accident)

#14 +beanboy89

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 22:00

I once found a candy cane floating around in amongst a sea of jelly beans on my 4.1 tablet.

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#15 +Phouchg

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 20:09

Resources and time well used there... bravo, Google!