Many of us have been updating our respective Nexus devices to the Android N Developer Preview build that Google released yesterday, enjoying the new features as the split screen and the ability to reply to messages directly from the notification shade. But, one question did keep raising its head – where and what was the easter egg? Well, it’s time to find out. Read more
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google has embedded a neat little easter egg over on Search, which transforms all your search results into a text crawl, just like the opening of every Star Wars movie.
As I’m sure everyone here knows, each version of Android always has a hidden Easter egg message built into it. Gingerbread started it all with it’s hidden zombie painting that would appear when you continuously tapped the menu settings and the tradition continued on ever since.
Google including an Easter egg or two in a release of Android should be no surprise to anyone. The company enjoys having fun with their software releases and challenging fans to find the stuff they have hidden. The Easter egg included in Android 5.0 Lollipop may be their most ambitious yet as it is a full game for users to enjoy. Read more
20 years ago, the robots.txt file was created as a way to limit what web crawlers would and would not index. The file disallows certain pages on a web site from being indexed, and therefore keeping it out of search results. And, like any other anniversary of something related to technology, Google is taking the opportunity to make a clever joke with it.
Google has uploaded a robots.txt file to their servers that can be found at Google.com/killer-robots.txt with instructions for the inevitable Terminator-style doomsday scenario. The file lists two user agents, the T-800 and T-1000, and instructs them to “disallow” the deaths of Sergey Brin and Larry Page. If you’re a fan of the Terminator movies, you’ll notice both of those user agents are also Terminator models. Read more
Google has included a number of great easter eggs into search over the years, and the latest one is quite a doozy! Google has used the Konami code for a couple things before, but now it can be used, or at least part of it can, to unlock unlimited free searches!
To unlock it, simply do a voice search for “up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right”, and Google will speak back to you saying “Cheat mode unlocked. Unlimited free Google searches.” The easter egg can be unlocked on desktop, and both Android and iOS. Hit the break to watch the video!
SwiftKey certainly likes their holiday Easter eggs (remember SwiftKey Tilt?) and Christmas is no exception. They’ve already released a Winter theme for the keyboard to get everyone in a festive mood, but apparently there’s a neat little Easter egg built into that update, too.
If you type “hohoho” anywhere with the keyboard, then long-press it in the word suggestion bar, snowflakes will begin falling across your screen. They’ll keep falling as long as the keyboard is up, so if you’re typing a very long text or email, this can give the experience a little more Christmas spirit. Cool little Easter egg, right?
Here’s a nice little treat from Google. Head to your Android device and perform a Google search for “Let’s go caroling.” Your phone or tablet will turn into a holiday-themed karaoke machine, with everything from Jingle Bells to We Wish You A Merry Christmas available for sing-along, including a bouncing ball to help keep you on track. What better way to get you in the holiday spirit?
Be sure to also check out our complete Google Now easter egg collection.
Yet another easter egg has been discovered! Google’s easter eggs are always fun, and this one is no exception, while being geeky at the same time!
When a user asks Google Now to “Beam me up Scotty”, the reply will be a familiar voice saying “I cannot do it captain, I do not have the power.” This easter egg pays tribute to the most famous phrase of the show which was never said by the great Captain Kirk.
New Easter egg alert! It’s pretty useless, but fun nonetheless…and addictive.
Open Google Chrome on your Android device, and press the tab button. If you have multiple tabs open, close all of them but one. Slide your finger up from the bottom edge of of the page five times. Tap it again, and you’ll get a “flip” animation.
How people discover these Easter eggs, we’ll never know— but we always love messing around with them when they’re outed. Try it out for yourself! If you can’t get it to work, hit the break to see it in action.
Update: Sorry guys!! Yes, this has been around for a long time. We completely forgot about it, but hopefully we helped out those of you that never heard about it.