First Easter Egg found in Chrome Beta for Android

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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40 Comments

1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!!

3. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

5. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!!

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

13. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!

16. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

17. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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?

21. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

23. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

35. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

27. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

root your phone and stop crying

28. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!

14. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

18. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

26. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

actually u r wrong thereā€¦ 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

2. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 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..

6. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

7. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!!!

10. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 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!!!

11. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!!!!

29. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 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?

40. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 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!!

4. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

8. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Stock for the win

9. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

15. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

it works! its kinda cool, though with no actual use in real life :P tested on vibrant 3G with ICS passion v12 BTW

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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+..

22. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

yep, they do!!

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