Google's Android operating system, aside from being widely used all over the world, is also pretty much known for having Easter eggs inside the system. These things appear in Developer Previews, as well as final releases. This tradition has been observed ever since the days of Android Gingerbread, up to the latest version.
Its latest version, recently dubbed as Android Nougat, isn't an exception. While the past two versions of Android, namely Lollipop and Marshmallow, featured Flappy Bird-inspired Easter eggs, Nougat's Developer Preview 5 focuses on something more casual (and cute): collecting cats.
To access the feline-inspired treat, which is inspired by the game Neko Atsume, you can head over to the Settings app, and tap 'About Phone.' Tap 'Android Version' several times, until you are greeted by a large 'N' logo. Tapping the N letter a few times will result in a small cat emoji appearing below the giant N.
You can now pull the notification center down, and then tap on edit. Scrolling all the way down, you will see a cat tile accompanied by "????" together with "Android Easter Egg." Drag it onto the notification drawer.
After this, you will notice that the cat tile has been replaced by an "Empty Dish" tile. Tapping it will make four choices appear: Bits, Fish, Chicken, or Treat. Whatever you choose will now replace the Empty Dish tile. Touching and holding it will take you to a blank screen.
What's next? A whole lot of waiting.
After waiting for some time, you will be greeted with a notification from "Android Neko," which states, "A cat is here." You will see an image of a cat, along with an identification number. You can name the cat to your liking, or delete it, by touching and holding a respective feline friend.
Android N was showcased by Google back in March, and has released Developer Previews since then. By the end of June, the new version was christened as 'Android Nougat.' It is expected to be released to devices worldwide in the coming months.
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