Quick, what's the first thing you should do when you update Android? The answer, obviously, is going to settings and repeatedly tapping on the version number until weird things happen. Sometimes it's a sea of jelly beans. Sometimes it's a Flappy Bird clone. At one point it was ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (but only temporarily).
Google has a long history of hiding Easter eggs throughout its product cycle — even the much-derided Nexus Q has a Magic 8 Ball feature — but the Android version Easter egg is one of the most consistent and enjoyable oddities. As part of their 20 percent time — wherein Google engineers can spend approximately one day a week working on tangential projects — Nat & Lo took a brief look at the history of the Android "version number" Easter egg, which dates back to "Zombie Gingerbread."
There's no sign of Marshmallow's goof (spoiler: it's another Flappy Bird clone), but if you're so inclined, Nat & Lo previously made a behind-the-scenes look at the Marshmallow statue.
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