New Jellybean Easter Egg: do a barrel roll with Google Now

New Jellybean Easter Egg: do a barrel roll with Google Now
We love a little whimsy in our smartphones, so we had to share the latest Easter Egg to be found in Jellybean. If you happen to have the developers preview installed on your phone (or were lucky enough to get a preloaded GSM Galaxy Nexus as Google I/O) and either launch Voice Search, or open up Google Now (which also has Voice Search). Once you’re there, ask it to do a barrel role, and your phone will oblige.

The same thing can actually be done right on Google’s desktop website, an Easter Egg added to Google.com last year, and it was clearly popular enough to warrant hiding it on Android 4.1. If you don’t have a Jellybean equipped phone to try this out on (and clearly that would be most of us) you can instead watch the video embedded below.



Pretty cool, eh?

source: Droid-Life

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21 Comments

1. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

STAR FOX 64 FTW

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Slippy.... "FOX help I got someone on my tail!" lol

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dont let the frog-man die!

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

YES I can confirm this. My Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy Nexus can indeed do a barrel roll. YES! lol

12. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LOL pretty jealous Super. I've been trying to figure out a way to port at least the google now apk file but no luck. I've been working on a port for the JB to my note but stuck at a boot loop. Work in progress!

3. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Apple will sue for roll patent.

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You don´t need Jelly Bean for that! Voice search is just going the Gooble Search with the stock browser. So it´s enough to go with your browser towww.google.com and do the search "do a barrel roll". It works not only with the desktop website but the mobile too. And as you can do the search with voice in ICS it works without issues there too. Tested with ICS and a Google Nexus S. Just click on the microphone of the home page and try!

6. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Ahhhh.... thats awesome. Proof that Google has a sense of humor. Unlike other OS'es

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lolololol. i bet Siri wouldn't Barrel Roll for ya. ;)

17. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

*in Siri Voice" Kingkurogii.. I dont understand what you mean by "Barrel Roll" Shall i do a google search for you?"

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

trolololol, exactly. xD

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I wish I had JB, but no one shows any love for the E4GT, haha.

9. Brewski

Posts: 658; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

ARGGHHH!! How long can this fallacy exist!? This is an aileron roll, NOT a barrell roll. A barrell roll requires the airplane to make a complete rotation upon its longitudinal axis as well as following a helical path (Think a strand of DNA). An aileron roll only requires the aircraft to do a full 360° revolution about its longitudinal axis, which is what is performed in Starfox. http://drupal.org/files/remiq.jpeg

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lolol. most people dont know the difference.

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

silly meme sis silly

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

True, but Aileron Roll doesn't have the same ring to it. Plus, blame Nintendo for not knowing the difference.

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nobody cares. :P

13. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I want a Jelly (Bean) Roll too!...lol

15. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

In chrome google "zerg rush"

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

"Do a barrel roll" also works in Chrome on Desktop. Also, what tlsmithsr said, "zerg rush", works. You can also do a Google search for "Google easter eggs" for a list of just that, Google easter eggs.

21. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Awesome. I am loving finding little gems here and there in Jellybean

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