If you are a regular user of Android or even a new user, you should know that Google always tucks away a fun Easter egg in each version of its mobile operating system. In fact, the company recently added a text adventure game to Chrome. Now, some of the secrets are more interesting than others, but it’s always fun to know what they are and how to access them. With Android Pie (version 9.0) the company has included yet another cool hidden gem and here is a look at how to access it.
Android Pie Easter Egg
To unveil the trippy “P” animation Easter egg, head to Settings > About Phone > Android Version and on the screen that pops up, fast tap repeatedly on “Android Version”.
After about four or five taps, you will see a hypnotic style P animation appear. You can pinch and zoom the logo, and it will change the color of the animation will change after turning the phone to landscape and back.
Since I am using the OnePlus 6T for this article, while there isn’t an extra drawing app, it is worth mentioning that OnePlus has its own Easter egg unique to its line of devices. It’s the Calculator trick where you type in: 1+= and get the company’s “Never Settle” logo as the result.
With every new version of Android, the company adds a unique Easter egg which we have shown you how to get to in the past. Although the earlier ones with games seemed a bit more fun. Unless you have a Pixel running Pie, then you also get the drawing app. Still, whether it’s on your phone or computer, unlocking tech-based Easter eggs that your friends and co-workers are not aware of is always fun. Click on one of the links from the list below to discover the Easter eggs that are hidden in earlier versions of Android.
- Android 8.0 Oreo Octopus
- Android 7.0 Nougat Cat Collecting Game
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow Flappy Bird Game
- Android 5.0 Lollipop Flappy Bird Game