Android KitKat easter egg

Have a break... have an Android 4.4.2!
Have a break… have an Android 4.4.2!

I’ve only just discovered this ‘easter egg’ (a joke or message intentionally hidden inside a computer program, movie, book, etc.) in Android 4.4.2 (KitKat).

  1. Open ‘Settings‘.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘About phone‘ or ‘About tablet‘.
  3. Repeatedly tap the ‘Android version‘ option.
  4. A white ‘K’ will spin into view filling the black screen.
  5. Repeatedly tap the ‘K’, it will spin again until the screen turns red and the word ‘Android’ appears in the style of the KitKat logo.

I believe that this works for other versions of Android too:

  • 2.3 (Gingerbread) shows an Android robot in a crowd of zombies.
  • 3.x (Honeycomb) shows an Android bee.
  • 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) shows a parody of Nyan cat.
  • 4.1 (Jelly Bean) shows jelly beans which can be flicked around the screen.
  • 4.3 (Jelly Bean) shows a red jelly bean, which when tapped again causes a smiling face to appear on the bean. Repeatedly tapping that shows the same beans as 4.1 plus sometimes a candy cane.
  • 4.4 (KitKat) see above.

What fun!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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