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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by LinkyBoi_AndroidOreo, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. LinkyBoi_AndroidOreo

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    I have an oreo galaxy S7 and I want to get the easter egg from the Android Lollipop, the flappy android, instead of the octopus, is there a way to get the easter egg from the past?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    huh???? i'm not sure i understand the question.
     
  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Welcome to Android Forums, LinkyBoi_AndroidOreo!
    That's certainly an interesting idea. I actually don't remember Lollipop's Easter egg(s), but Oreo has a few. I suppose it's possible to get the old one you're after, but as they're meant to be buried in the OS, only found by people who know how to look for them, I don't see how it could be integrated into Oreo.

    I'm sure someone(s) else will have better input.
     
  4. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Which part don't you understand, @ocnbrze?

    Do you know what 'Easter eggs' are? (As they relate to computing, not Easter baskets.)

    See my thread about ADW for a screenshot that includes one(?) example of an Oreo egg. It's on the screen showing activities. That just shows an icon for getting to it, not what actually happens when selected. Let me know if I'm way off-base or you need more info. :)
     
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  5. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep no idea, i guess ,what an easter egg is on android....totally new to me.
     
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  7. MoodyBlues

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    They were new to everyone at one time. :)

    Easter eggs have been around for decades, long before Android came along. They're simply hidden...I don't quite know how to explain it...hidden nuggets of fun/entertainment/humor that programmers bury in software. They can be in operating systems, games, really any software, and they have to be discovered by the user.

    Sometimes a special, bizarre sequence of keystrokes will unlock one, like in a game, a sequence you'd never normally use, or think of. They're just fun!

    You're using Nova, aren't you? Use its 'activities' feature to see a list of programs on your device; some you'll recognize and some you won't. Look for 'Android Easter Egg' and open it:

    Screenshot_20191120-212510.png

    (That's my view in ADW; yours should be similar.)

    Pick one, and when it's on your desktop, press it--and see something amusing happen! :D
     
  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    ^^^That's cheating.^^^.
     
  9. MoodyBlues

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    Perhaps.

    Or not! :p
     
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  10. oliviamia039

    oliviamia039 Newbie

    A new Android version wouldn't be complete without its own Easter egg.
     
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