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Last Updated: January 28th, 2011

The Android team sure has a sense of humor. Previously, in the Froyo SDK, besides tons of awesome code, they've also added a function called wtf() (What a Terrible Failure) and an even more hilarious isUserAMonkey() that returns true if the user interface is currently being messed with by a monkey.

Examining the Honeycomb SDK docs released earlier today, armed with a hint from Roman Nurik, I found the following gem: fyiWillBeAdvancedByHostKThx(). The docs are not online yet, but if you've downloaded the SDK, you can find this function at android-sdk/docs/reference/android/widget/

AdapterViewAnimator.html#fyiWillBeAdvancedByHostKThx(). What it does doesn't matter (it's actually a legitimate function), but its name is hilarious.

Next up we have what seems to be a Tron-themed Honeycomb logo, buried within the depths of the SDK drawables:

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The logo shows itself show up in an even more Tron-themed Easter egg found in the same location as the one present in Gingerbread. Like before, to activate it, go to Settings > About and tap Android version repeatedly:

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That's it for now - I haven't found other interesting bits or Easter eggs just yet. If you find any, please post them in the comments below.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Olaf

    isUserAMonkey is not really an easter egg:
    http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/monkey.html

    • Scott

      isUserAMonkey() has been there since 2.2. Monkey is a tool for testing apps. wtf() has also been there since 2.2, and is just another log level.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        As I said, "in the Froyo SDK." ;-]

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks, I wasn't aware of the actual Monkey. That's awesome.

  • http://samsungandroidcase.com beetle

    thats cool! learn somthing new errday..

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