The release version Android 11 is getting closer, but before anyone can install it, the next beta version must be released. So the other day a new Android 11 Beta 3 was released, which brought new features and a long-awaited Easter egg, which many have been waiting for and wondering what it will be. It turned out that nothing fundamentally new came out this time, and we were just shown a continuation of what was already in one of the previous versions Android. There is nothing wrong with that, as the Easter egg doesn't have to be new. Her task is to be interesting and to attract the attention of users with her behind the scenes.
Almost all versions Android have an Easter egg. She is also in Android 11.
Easter egg Android 11
If you are working with Android 7.0 Nougat, you may already be familiar with the 'easter egg' in Android 11. Because in the new version of the operating system, you will see much the same. This is a Neko cat game. The only significant difference from Android 7 is that it starts in a slightly different way this time. Therefore, in general, the entire Easter egg can be called new.
In general, the process is still not complicated and launching a hidden game will not take much time, you will do everything in just a couple of tens of seconds. The main thing is to understand what to do and you can do everything.
How to find the hidden game in Android 11
As in any other version Android, the easter egg is launched from the smartphone settings.
In Android 11, Easter eggs are launched in the same way as in Android 10 and other versions of the operating system.
Go to settings and scroll down the menu to “About phone”. After that, tap the line several times that says Android 11. This will open the Easter egg itself.
A circle similar to a dial will appear in front of you. This is actually the dial, and you need to move it as if you were increasing the volume on the speaker control. Be prepared that nothing happens the first time. Do not despair, but just drag it back a little and then forward a couple more times. After that, the number “11” will appear on the screen and at the bottom of the screen you will see a tiny icon with a “neko” cat.
Twisted the slider and got access to the Easter egg. Further a matter of technology.
This is not all and there is still something to be done. Once you see the icon, press and hold the power button to open the home controls and other options.
If you have any smart home devices like smart speakers, light bulbs and other things, you should see them below. Click the three-dot button for controls, then click Add Controls. Cat controls will not show up as an option unless you click on other apps. So select them and then click to add cat controls that will appear later.
Now go back to the main screen of the power menu. From here select the cat controls. You will find a bowl of food, a water bottle, and a toy. All of this can be included. Now you need to fill your food and water bowls and then play with the toy once or twice to attract the cat. At this point, it remains only to wait.
If you leave your phone alone for a while after you've got everything set up, the cat should appear.
If you don't have home controls as an option on the power menu screen, the cat controls should already be there as the only option. In that case, just select them and enable the controls mentioned above.
Remember the easter egg in Android 10?
Once you get the cat to come to you, you realize that it looks more like a collection of cats than anything else, but it's still cool. Each cat is simply called a “cat” with an arbitrary number after this word. You will have the option to rename it however you want, giving it the name you like best.
Why do we need Easter eggs in Android
You can also share screenshots of cats that you were able to lure with your friends. Maybe this is pampering, but the presence of such “buns” makes the operating system much closer to ordinary people and gives pleasure to those who want to find something hidden from view.
On the other hand, modern Easter eggs, whether they are hidden in a smartphone or even in a Tesla car, are still no longer something secret. Not only are they, as a rule, launched in a fairly standard way, but everyone also knows about them. The game search recipe can even be easily found on the Internet or social networks, for example, in our Telegram chat.
Despite this, I still think the presence of Easter eggs is something really necessary. Remember how many functions are of as much interest before the release of a new version of the operating system as an embedded game? Yes, there are really interesting and important functions, but if you take small improvements that not even everyone notices, then the game will be much more interesting and long-awaited.