Did you Downloaded Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview 5? Easter Egg Spotted

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Yesterday, Google rolled Android 7.0  Nougat Developer Preview 5 with some new stuff on board. It is the final version of the Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview.

android-nThis new version includes some major changes like:

  • System images for Nexus and other preview devices
  • An emulator that you can use for doing the final testing of your apps to make sure they’re ready
  • The final N APIs (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI
  • The latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in pre installed apps

Well, coming onto normal user use features. The most important is that we have found the Easter Egg in Android Nougat.

Easter Egg in Android Nougat

This time we get a built-in version of Neko Atsume—a kitty collector. The word “neko” also happens to be Japanese for “cat,” which keeps with the N theme of the latest Android version. Well, this one is difficult to open! I will come on it later.

16 - 1-1In earlier times, it was easy to spot Easter Egg from the Android Settings menu. Lollipop was the first version to feature an actual game, a Flappy Bird clone, which was then refined slightly and carried over to Marshmallow.

With the Android Nougat, its time for some more difficult stuff. But alas! Google created difficulty in finding the Easter Egg on Android N. Here are the steps to find it:

The toggle is in the version log screen, which you access by repeatedly tapping on the version number ins settings. Then, long-press a few times until a cat emoji pops up at the bottom. Another long-press will disable the Easter Egg with a strike-through emoji. Now that “Android Neko” is enabled, you have to add it to quick settings using the spiffy new editing interface.

At first, you’ll just see an empty dish icon. Tap on it to add something that a cat might like, for example a whole fish or chicken. Then you just wait, and eventually a cat will appear. Each one is numbered and remains in your Android Neko list (you can access this by long-pressing the quick settings icon). You can rename and share the cats, if you so choose. Then, just add more food and wait. That’s the gist of it. You have to admit, it’s a little more abstract than past Easter Eggs.


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