Exploring Android 7: A Closer Look at the Cats Easter Egg Feature

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Android 7 “Nougat” and its Hidden Easter Egg: Cats

If you’re an Android enthusiast or just an ordinary user who has updated to Android 7 “Nougat,” you may be curious about the hidden features it contains. One such feature is a quirky and adorable Easter egg that revolves around virtual cats. I’m Tracy, and I’m here to guide you through the process of engaging with Android 7’s furry friends, and how to make the most of this whimsical addition to Android’s robust operating system.

How to Activate the Android 7 Cats Easter Egg

Uncovering the feline feature in Android 7 is a fun process. To activate the Easter egg:

  1. Open your device’s ‘Settings’ app.
  2. Scroll down and select ‘About phone’.
  3. Find the ‘Android version’ and quickly tap on it multiple times.
  4. A big “N” should appear on your screen, tap on it a few times then long-press it.
  5. You’ll see a tiny cat emoji at the bottom of your screen which signifies that the Easter egg has been activated.

Feeding and Catching Virtual Cats

Once activated, you can feed and attract virtual cats. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access your Quick Settings menu.
  2. Tap ‘Edit.’
  3. Drag the “???? Android Easter egg” to your Quick Settings.
  4. Tap on the empty dish to lay out a treat.
  5. Choose between bits, fish, chicken, or treat.
  6. Wait for a notification that tells you a cat has arrived.
  7. Tap on the notification to view your new feline friend.

Cat Collection: Keep Track of Your Furry Friends

Curious about which cats you’ve already collected? By pressing and holding on the food dish icon in your Quick Settings, you can access your collection. A detailed view of the cats you’ve caught and their designated numbers will appear.

To further clarify the cataloging aspect of the Easter egg, here’s a basic table format on how you could track the Android 7 cats you have discovered:

Cat Number Date Captured Treat Used
Cat #1 2023-04-01 Fish

FAQs about Android 7 Cats

Q: Does catching cats in Android 7 serve any functional purpose?
A: No, it’s purely for enjoyment. Android has a tradition of including Easter eggs in each system update, and this is simply the one for Nougat.

Q: Is there a limit to how many cats you can collect?
A: There’s no official limit, but it’s primarily designed to be a casual pastime rather than a fully-fledged game.

Q: Can you share your cat collection with friends?
A: While there is no direct in-built feature to share your collection, you can always take screenshots and share them with your friends.

Q: What happens to the cats if I upgrade my Android version or change my device?
A: The cats are not transferred over if you change devices, and upgrading your Android may reset the Easter egg. It’s best to think of the cats as a temporary digital companionship tied to your current system.

In conclusion, the cats in Android 7 present a delightful break away from the usual phone interactions. Whether you’re a feline aficionado or simply looking for an amusing distraction, the Easter egg is sure to provide some light-hearted fun. Enjoy your digital cat collection and the simple joy they bring to your Android 7 experience.

Remember, tech products often come with small surprises that enhance the user experience in unexpected ways, and the Android 7 cats are a perfect example of such a feature. Happy cat collecting!