Android 4.2 has a hidden Jelly Bean Daydream

Android 4.2 has a hidden Jelly Bean Daydream
Yesterday, we told you about a new feature of Android 4.2 called Daydream, which is essentially a screensaver for your Android phone or tablet that is triggered when you set your device to charge, or place it in a dock. Well, it turns out that Google (as it often does) has hidden a big of an Easter egg in the form of a special Jelly Bean Daydream.

This new Daydream is unlocked after you go to checkout one of Google's standard Android Easter eggs: the version art. Ever since Android 2.3 Ginger Bread, if you go to Settings>About device and tapped repeatedly on the Android version number, you'd get the version art. Gingerbread had a gingerbread zombie, Honeycomb had the Android bee, Ice Cream Sandwich had the Android Nyan cat, and Jelly Bean has the floating jelly beans (and singular candy cane). 

It turns out that after you check out the version art Easter egg in Android 4.2, a new Daydream is unlocked which allows your device to display the floating jelly beans when charging/docked. Even better is that this Daydream is interactive, and you can fling the beans. The lack of interactivity was something that disappointed us about the other Daydreams. 


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11 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Ooh, nice!

2. nwright94 unregistered

I read it as bean flicker for a second. That would be something entirely different haha.

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Tsk, nwright, this is a family website! lol

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I knew there was a reason I was avoiding that phrase

5. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

lmao good one

6. bluinferno

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Currently have Galaxy Nexus running 4.1.1 and this daydream is active on my phone. Tapped the version and when the large jelly bean shows up, keep finger pressed on the screen for a second.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I never knew there was Easter egg in gingerbread until today! Just tried it!

8. Dubskillz

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Htc is the only manufacturer who has disabled the tapping function! You won't be getting jack ish with them, you'll just be tapping away....

9. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nice it is the same on my galaxy Nexus who is also running jelly bean. Not really something new but its cool

10. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

I just tried it, and I didn't unlock the daydream after simply viewing the easter egg. I had to hold down on the screen for a second until I felt a vibration. At which point I saw jelly beans all over the screen that were interactive. It was then that I had unlocked the daydream

11. jtbrown3

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

One BIG issue with the Daydream feature is that LED notifications are automatically turned 'off' while Daydream is active. If it wern't for this bug, Daydream would be an excellent 'screensaver' like feature that allows us to quickly just 'touch' the screen to activate the phone while docked or charging. Fix this Google!

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