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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Android’s Easter Eggs

by Brandon Russell | October 5, 2015October 5, 2015 4:00 pm PDT

Like the delicious treats they’re named after, Easter Eggs found within Android have become a huge part of Google’s OS, the most popular of which is the version number secret. Just tap on the version number a few times, and after a special screen appears, in the right sequence and you’ll uncover a nice little secret that you might not have otherwise known was there. It’s not integral to the overall experience, but it’s fun for us geeks to feel like we’re a part of Google’s secret labs.

Google’s Nat & Lo went behind the scenes to talk to some of the company’s employees about why these Easter Eggs are even included in the first place. The first time a major Easter Egg appeared was in the Gingerbread release, which included a Zombie Gingerbread picture drawn by Jim Larson. It just kind of grew from there, culminating into the Flappy Bird-like game we saw hiding in Lollipop (and Marshmallow).

Check out the video above to learn a bit more about Easter Eggs.Oh, and by the way, Marshmallow is now available for older Nexus devices, and you can find the download links in this post.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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