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What does 'K' mean? Kitkat?

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  1. lmurphy1

    lmurphy1 Member
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    Nexus 5 - I went into settings > about phone and tapped on Android version 4.4.4 rapidly about 4-5 times. Got a white K on black background. Then when I tap it, it spins around.

    When I tap the K rapidly, I see a white oval with the word Android in red inside it, on a red background, with ANDROID 4.4.4

    Cute, but does it have any practical meaning?
     

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  2. olbriar

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    I'm not one that knows but it sounds like an easter egg to me. One of those fun things designed and written just for the amusement of the developer mostly. But... it might amount to more than that. I can't imagine what however.
     
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  3. timbrown23

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    I just tried it on my phone, I have jellybean and a big red jellybean appeared, if you tap it it has a smiley face on it
     
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  4. mikedt

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    It's an easter egg, the name comes from the Nestle chocolate bar.
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    All versions of Android are named after sweets, candys and cakes. Not all devices do it though, some manufacturers do remove or disable it.
     
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  5. sntaylor

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    If you continue tapping on the KitKat wrapper it goes to another screen with tiles that represent all the previous versions which when tapped, swap around, and move without touching too. But yeah the k I believe is for KitKat :)
     
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  6. mplevy

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    Yes, the K is for KitKat, nothing new there. The easter egg is really cool though. Showed a co-worker that has a One Max (still on 4.4.2 while I'm on 4.4.4 on my Moto X), he can't get to it...
     
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  7. lmurphy1

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    Cute! I'll try that next!
     
  8. lmurphy1

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    That didn't happen on my Nexus 5 (running 4.4.4)
     
  9. lunatic59

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    It doesn't change from the tapping, it times out and then it changes to this ...
     

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  10. sntaylor

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    Long pressing it gets it on mine sorry, I'm on s4 with gpe Rom running :)
     
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  11. mplevy

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    Long-pressing on the KitKat logo does it for both my devices (Moto X and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, both stock) also.
     
  12. AMOCO

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    Pretty cool,
    Mine showed the K,Then kept tipping,Then K spun and went to oval Android logo with android version at the bottom of the screen.
     
  13. MacFett

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    My first Android device was running Froyo which I quickly upgraded to Gringerbread, which is when I found this Easter egg. It has been in every version of android on every device I've owned since then.

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    That jelly bean one has what appears to be broken, sideways oriented Nexus logos...
     
  15. lmurphy1

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    Still didn't work on the Nexus 5. Only get as far as the red KitKat wrapper. Oh well.
     
  16. MacFett

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    On my OnePlus you have to long press to get the next picture.
     
  17. lmurphy1

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  18. mikedt

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    I just found another easter egg. But you'd only get this one with the custom ROM.

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    In settings, tap on CyanogenMod version 3 times.
     
  19. sntaylor

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    They did a similar thing with jelly bean, that was the reason I found this one before....it's now one of the first things i check when changing Rom.lol
     

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