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009 - “Android Neko” easter egg

Code snippet from the Android Neko code

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“Easter eggs” are hidden features or messages, inside jokes, and cultural references inserted into media. Easter eggs in software are often hidden messages or even features that require following a series of undocumented steps to trigger and discover.

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector is a popular mobile game that revolves around the player purchasing food, cat toys and furniture to attract a variety of cats to their home.

Android Nougat (version 7) included a game similar to Neko Atsume that allowed the user to collect cats. The code snippet above belongs to the code of this secret game.

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