Google is known to give small treats for Android users, which are hidden in the SDK for developers to discover. Android 5.0 Lollipop is no different, but the Easter egg found in the latest operating system is a pleasant surprise. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Fake apps scam: How to identify fake apps on Android, iOS
Hidden in the Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK is a tribute to the massively popular game Flappy Bird. While the gameplay remains the same, Google has replaced the pipes with Lollipops and the bird with an Android bot. The only other difference is that the game flows from right to left, instead of left to right as seen in the original game. To play the game, those who have installed Android 5.0 on their Nexus devices can head over to the Settings menu -> About Phone, and tap on the Android version number a few times. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
You can t help but sense a bit of irony in Google s latest Easter egg. No doubt it has paid homage to one of the most popular mobile games this year, but it was Google who was against this whole idea of cloning the game. After the original game was taken down, Google rejected any game that was similar to Flappy Bird, or had Flappy in their app names.
Flappy Bird launched at the beginning of this year, and was instantly a rage among users. It soon topped the App Store and Google Play Store, and at one point the only topic of discussion on the Internet was the impossibly difficult game. But developer Dong Nyugen claimed that the game was way too addictive, and subsequently took it down from the App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
Check out a demo video of Google s Flappy Bird clone below.