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First Easter Egg found in Chrome Beta for Android

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First Easter Egg found in Chrome Beta for Android
It is no surprise that Google loves Easter Eggs. The company has tons of them built-in to various products from Search to Maps to Gmail and of course Android. We've seen Easter Eggs in the past few versions of Android including various pieces of art based on the OS version nickname, as well as the infamous Nyan Cat remix. Now, the first Easter Egg from Chrome Beta has been found. 

It may not be the most impressive, but it can be fun if you're bored. The trick is pretty simple: just go to your tab screen, pull up from the bottom of the screen 5 times, and there you go, Chrome tab Easter Egg fun. It's not unlike this Google Search trick, but still fun for a time or two. 

And, of course, since theoretically about 99% of you don't have an Android 4.x device capable of running Chrome Beta, we've put a video of the trick below.


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posted on 08 Feb 2012, 15:22 6

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Google's totally despising 99% of the users by just lauching chrome for just 4.0+ version,maybe that's why people start liking icrap!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 15:51 13

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Would you say that Apple is "despising" it's users by making Siri available only on the iPhone 4S?

Google built Chrome to be hardware accelerated, which flat out isn't possible with anything but Android 4.x. At least there's a valid reason for the limitation, compared to Siri which has no reason other than marketing to be limited to the 4S.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:04 2

5. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


well how about making it possible with older versions first n then go to ICS, dont' you think it would benefit all android users?

Besides most of the android wont get upgraded to ICS,which mean people like me who use atrix 4g will never get to use it, well unless get a new phone!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:59 6

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The majority of newer devices will get ICS and those that don't will be out of the ecosystem soon enough. You can't hold back innovation in the mobile world because devices come and go way too quickly. Besides, if the ATRIX doesn't get ICS that's a Motorola issue, not Google.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:08 1

13. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


How could you say majority when only the flagship phones are updated to ICS.

Yes, about atrix not getting ICS is to blame on motorola not google but dont you think google should have made chrome browser for older version too?They want us to buy all the latest phones and 1-2 years down the line they made something new and older users can't even have a taste of it, do you think that's fair??

HELL NO!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:25 5

16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Google still may release a version of Chrome for older phones, but the new hotness always goes to the new devices first because they have the resources and framework to make the software the best it can be.

All devices released after May of last year are required to get ICS based on the AOSP agreement. Flagship get it first, but just like all other versions of Android, ICS will make its way around through official or unofficial means.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:31 1

17. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Right, i get it, i'm not dening or close to dening the fact the latest get the best but again just for 1%?

Don't you think its a little too much to swallow for those 99%,who made android what it is today?

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:41 4

21. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm willing to bet that the plan had originally been to have Chrome ready to be released as a baked in part of ICS and when that fell through it was released as a standalone app, and, as is Google's usual plan: "release early, iterate often". So rather than delay it even more, Google released it just for ICS, and as I said, I'd expect Chrome for older phones to come later.

And, I'd also bet that is exactly why it has the tag of being "beta". If Google released this as a full version that only ran on 4.x, I'd be angry right along with you. But, this is a beta, so it hits a limited user base and gets rolled out to more later.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:48 1

23. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


I hope the same MIchael.

BTW, I read your old article about siri-like apps and like you recommended i've installed speaktoit well its amazing.I know you probably have other things to write about but if you could please do make a sequel of that article as it's got me really interested in voice assistants.I'd really appreciate that.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:59

35. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Doing a sequel to the voice apps isn't really a priority. If I were to do it, I'd likely just do an addendum with the new Dragon app and the more heavily updated of the original set.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:04 5

27. vladimir86 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Oct 2011)


root your phone and stop crying

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:08 2

28. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


oh thank u so much genius!!
Dont' get so happy i'm being sarcastic.

How about for the people who wants to stay in the border?Talk some logic and grow up i was talking on behalf of 99% who isnt on ICS!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:09

14. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, because 99% of iPhone users will run out and buy the newest iPhone sight unseen, even in the middle of a contract.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:33

18. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


@tedkord i'm sorry are you agreeing to what i said or No. I couldnt quiet connect to what you were tryna say.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:35

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dont hate on ATT for allowing this.. you would too if your carrier allowed you

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:59

26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


actually u r wrong there… there was an interesting article i read saying how voice acceleration was built directly into the A5 chip.. yes siri would work on older devices, but the voice recognition service would not be on par with the 4s and therefor not fitting to apples quality standard

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 00:04

37. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


Here:http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57371624-264/why-apples-a5-is-so-big-and-iphone-4-wont-get-siri/?tag=contentMain;contentBody;1n

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 15:48 4

2. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


If you move to an iPhone simply because the Chrome BETA isn't supported on anything but 4.0+ yet, then you don't deserve to have an Android..

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:05 5

6. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


lmao, move to android, simply because you can download music online ! ^_^

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:07 4

7. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


I never once said will move to iphone i said people are start liking it!!

Read properly before you start bashing others!

Typical American!!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:41 2

10. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I never once said if you, itiswhatitis, move to an iPhone because the Chrome BETA isn't supported on anything but 4.0+ yet, then you don't deserve to have an android!!

Read properly before you start bashing others!

Typical Douchebag!!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:49 1

11. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Didnt you ??? Use the word YOU or are you suffering from short term memory loss that you didnt even know what you wrote, if that's the case i suggest you read every comments.

Seeing,how you use all my style and use of words i wont be surprised if you're still in elementary schools.Next time you wanna come to this kind of sites i suggest you bring your mom along... so she can wipe your nose!!!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:24 2

29. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


You - one; anyone; people in general:

Straight from dictionary.com. I don't think I really need to say anything more to make you seem like an idiot, buuut I will. Maybe if you had every a rudimentary grasp of the English language, you would have understood what I said, instead of riddling your posts with unintelligent remarks. Oh, and maybe if you didn't act like a 12 year old with your goofy insults, you wouldn't look so much like a moron right now. But hey, 20/20 hindsight huh?

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 20:10 1

40. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


you- general? straight from dictionary? what do you think you are addressing a crowd of 10 thousands?

you can say all you like but you and i both know when you said you it was meant for me cuz no one wrote what i wrote.So be a man and admit that!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:03 4

4. ChafedBanana (Posts: 355; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Sorry, I can't view the video because I opened this article up with Chrome Beta for Android on my SGN which doesn't support Flash.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:21 1

8. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Stock for the win

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 16:32

9. skymitch89 (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I haven't been able to really find any easter eggs on my Evo Shift. I did, however, just recently find out a trick to scrolling to the top of a web page. Just hit the menu button, then tap the notification bar.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:22

15. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


it works! its kinda cool, though with no actual use in real life :P

tested on vibrant 3G with ICS passion v12 BTW

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:38 1

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so much for having choices.. Google needs the money .. so upgrade fellows... you knew it from the beginning that only a few will get the ICS as it "works" better on dual core+..

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:42

22. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


yep, they do!!

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:49 1

24. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


ICS works flawlessly (unofficial, community built too), on my SINGLE core Vibrant, it made me use it again! never lagged yet in 3+ weeks i've had it, only FCs where the 1's i had cos i messed about with the framework a bit, but now i'm back to normal... no FCs in 2 weeks, and no lag anywhere to be seen...
only issue so far is FB sync, but hacksync is there, i need to DL that...
p.s google doesn't need the money FYI, it's free for everyone ;)

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:57

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well enjoy your unofficial version because that's is as close as the real thing as you will get.. Google does need the money . they are no non-profit organization.. so shut up and upgrade if you want the "official" ICS... hope you like your store brand "ice cream sandwich"

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:25 1

30. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Laugh, Google needs the money? How on earth does Google need the money? And how would releasing a free beta increase their cash flow? SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR POSTS.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:30 1

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I could explain it to you.. but your seeing your choice of OS will still leave you with the interrogation face

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:36 1

32. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Erm, well this is awkward, seeing as I have the iPhone 4s.....

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:40 1

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


there you go.. then... you are not compatible with iOS... I dont know.. read a book or something..

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:59 2

34. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Am I sensing jealousy that I can read while you cannot?

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 15:13 1

39. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You are mistaken thephoneguy92. Gallitoking can read. What...he...can't...do...is...write.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 21:04 1

36. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


As someone who owns a device running a flashed ICS ROM, I can definitely say that it's yet another reason on an already long list of Why You Too Should Root Your Handset. I've been going back and forth between the stock browser and Dolphin HD for a couple weeks, and Chrome trumps them both handily (in my opinion).

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 05:01 2

38. RanJos (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)


Does anyone know what will come after the ICS? I'm a wee bit curious. Oh yeah, I forgot I have Google to tell me that. iPhoneys also use Google? Didn't know that. Go get your own search engines, will ya?

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