When I got my second Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, it came shipped with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. I learned that there was a secret Easter egg hidden in the system. It took me some time, but I eventually discovered the Easter egg: pixel-art Androids wearing Ice Cream Sandwiches flying across the screen, Nyan Cat style.

Google has long included amusing little Easter eggs in their products, but the Easter eggs found in Android releases are some of their most well-known. Natalie and Lorraine, a duo of Google engineers who also make videos of what goes on behind-the-scenes at their workplace, take a brief look at these secret goodies and how they came to be.

They both travel to Cambridge to chat with Android Framework Engineer Dan Sandler. The first such Easter egg, in Gingerbread, was created by artist Jack Larson and contained a painting of a zombie gingerbread. Since then, Dan has been in charge of bringing these Android version Easter eggs to life, starting with the Android bee in Honeycomb.

Unfortunately, we do not get a glimpse of what Marshmallow’s Easter egg will look like, but Nat & Lo have also created a video on how the Marshmallow lawn sculpture was created.

Do you have a favorite Android Easter egg? Tell us yours at the comments below!

Source: Android Developers Blog

Note: Select outbound links may include affiliate tracking codes and AndroidGuys may receive compensation for purchases. Read our policy. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.