Lollipop Forest

Did you miss out on the Flappy Bird craze? Fear not – Android 5.0 (or at least, the updated developer preview) has a Flappy Bird clone built in, taking over from the Webdriver Torso easter egg in June’s preview build.

It’s actually a double easter egg – the first is a cute interactive lollipop decorated with the word “lollipop” in the new Android logo lettering. It changes colour when tapped, but it’s kind of tame compared to the previous easter eggs we’ve seen in Android releases.

To access it, go to Settings > About and tap the Android version number quickly a few times. A small coloured dot will appear on the screen, and when you tap it, it’ll grow into the full lollipop.

If you long-press the lollipop though, you’ll launch the game, which replaces the bird from the original Flappy Bird with Bugdroid, the Android mascot but features similarly unforgiving physics.

Whether or not this will make it into the final build is anyone’s guess – our suspicion is that without the blessing of the game’s creator it might only see the light of day in the developer preview.

We’re combing through the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview for you.
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    Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!
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    this guy is really bad at Flappy Droid/Bird

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    I had an SLR between me and the screen – but really, yes, I suck at Flappy Bird.

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