With each new version of Android there's a new, hidden animation tucked away in a corner of the Settings app. In Ice Cream Sandwich it was a NyanCat-style bugdroid robot. In Jelly Bean it was a field of floating, happy multicolored beans. In Android 4.4 KitKat there are actually three layers to the hidden animation — first a big spinning "K," then an KitKat-style Android logo, then a big grid of jumping confectionery celebrating Android versions of old.

Check out the animation in our video above.

There are 21 comments

Darth Spock says:

Having a ton of fun with this stuff :)

XT1060 via Android Central App

Sweeet1102 says:

When did you receive the phone ? :P

silentagenda says:

He got it a little while ago, actually. Based on his Twitter feed, two hours ago! So that's probably why he's having fun toying around with it.. the envy.. oh, the envy.

fuzzylumpkin says:

I'm NOT going to check my local carphone warehouse, just in case of the unlikely event they have them in stock. Must repeat my mantra "nexus 4 is getting KitKat, I don't need a nexus 5. Nexus 4 is getting KitKat, I don't need a nexus 5." Unless I win one! In which case I know someone who will appreciate my old N4 :p

Posted via Android Central App

So Windows Phone style live tiles? Nice touch.

DirkBelig says:

I was thinking, "Windows 8?!? Dafuq???"

judasmachine says:

They should have went with a playable Tetris made of KitKat bars.

Posted via Android Central App

7nexus7 says:

That would be awesome

Posted via Android Central App

Sweeet1102 says:

Then there was an embargo on the phone!

sibeans says:


Posted from my "CrackDroid" Nexus 4 via the Android Central App

You have a nexus 5 and the first thing you show us is the easter egg?

bigrednemo says:

Breakdancing Lloyd? I approve!

Posted via Android Central App

does launching the easter egg enable it in daydreams too?

This easter egg 1 month ago was the same as the leak except the Key lime Pie was replaced by kitkat's.

That new intro though

Via Nexus⁴ w/ Android Central app!

amcity32 says:

Please come to Nexus 4 quickly!

Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4

sentinelred says:

New Android Central intro is sweet. Doin' the dubstep thing!

Sent via my AEG 4015C car phone

Quasar says:

The animation is like and Android jab at Windows tiles :p A Windows parody, if you will.

NoNexus says:

Yeah I thought a Nexus was supposed to be bloatware free?

I am just kidding...

My S-Pen went through hell to deliver this important message to you

Bwahahahaha says:

Would make a cool live wallpaper... if you're into that.

Posted via Android Central App

jwyche007 says:

Great job on the new opening guys. Really top notch quality

Posted via Android Central App