How to access and play hidden Easter egg from Android 11

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With the third and final beta of Android 11, Google has finally introduced the new Easter egg di Android 11, a minigame that is already an old acquaintance of the users of the platform.

And it is the same "Neko Cat" minigame that was already present in Android 7.0 Nougat and that allows us to interact with virtual cats to which we must feed, until we can "collect" as many as possible.

However, the way to access the Android 11 easter egg is slightly different than Android 7. If you have a mobile that has been updated to the new version, or that will, today we explain how can you play this minigame in your device.



Android 11 includes a new easter egg that is an old acquaintance.

Neko Cat, the hidden minigame in Android 11

The process for enter the minigame Android 11 is a little more complex than you might expect. Access to Neko Cat is a bit hidden and to use it you need to follow some specific steps:

  1. First, go to System Settings and go to the About section of your phone.
  2. Go to the «Android version» section and press the number several times.
  3. A rotary control like the Android 11 logo will appear. You have to drag the white circle to the right, to reach position number 10. Now go back to the first position, lift your finger from the screen and finally go back to rotate the control, this time in position number 11 so that the logo of the new version appears.
  1. Return to the mobile home screen. Now, press and hold the power button to access the new controls menu.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon on the control panel, located in the right half of the screen. Choose the "Add Controls" option.
  3. Now, tap on the "See other applications" text located in the lower left corner of the screen and, from the available options, select "Cat controls".
  4. Check out the three options available: Water Bubbler, Food bowl, and Toy. Tap Save.
  5. Go back to the controls menu and tap each of them to perform different actions. The Water Bubbler and Food controls allow you to refill the virtual cat's water and food. You can also touch the toy to attract cats.
  6. Lock your mobile and don't use it for a while. After a few minutes it will vibrate indicating that you have attracted a new cat.
  7. When it appears, tap the notification that tells you a new cat has arrived. You can give it a name by tapping on it, share its image or delete it by long-pressing on its icon.



That's all. If you keep "playing", you can attract dozens of different cats that you can name and share with other people through pictures. These are some of the styles available:

Also, as a novelty, Google is taking advantage of the new bubble notifications included in Android 11 to show cats in floating bubbles on the screen.


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