Android Mascot becomes Flappy Bird clone in Android 5.0 Easter Egg

Android Mascot becomes Flappy Bird clone in Android 5.0 Easter Egg
Android Easter Eggs are those hidden bits of animation that Google throws in as a special treat to Android users. With the introduction of Android 5.0, a new Easter Egg has been created that pays homage to that video game that shined too brightly and then burnt out completely. Of course, we are talking about Flappy Bird. The highly addictive game touched down on Android at the end of January of this year, after a strong debut on iOS.

At its peak, the game was generating $50,000 in ad revenue daily for developer Dong Nguyen. But the developer was concerned about the addictiveness of the game play, and took the game down. Google's newest Android Easter Egg shows the famous Android Mascot moving around the screen in the same style as Flappy Bird. But instead of avoiding pipes while flying, like Flappy Bird does, the Mascot is trying to clear Lollipops. As you probably know by now, the next build of the Android OS, Android "L", is Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Fans of Flappy Bird probably realized right off the bat, that unlike the left to right movement of the game, the Android Easter Egg is moving right to left. The Easter Egg is on the developer preview of Android 5.0, and you can check it out for yourself by clicking on the video below.



source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority

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6 Comments

1. bfuller2006

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Very cute

2. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Finally a default Android game!

3. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

yeah, come to think of it, there's been none ever since. now there's something like snake from old nokias haha.

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL...funny. But not as funny as the WiFi it's connected to on that demo: "WU TANG LAN"! ROFLMAO!

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nicely done, Google. Loving the looks and the transitional effects of Lollipop, as well as the new easter egg.

6. Fellwalker

Posts: 521; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

With no sd card and limited ram, stealing memory like this for unnecessary and unwanted rubbish is unfair on many Google phone users.

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