How to access the Android Lollipop Easter egg

​A new Android version wouldn't be complete without its own Easter egg.

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If you're a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 owner, then you'll be pleased to know that Google has just updated the Android 5.0 Lollipop preview along with the 5.0 SDK tools. Additionally, AndroidCentral noticed that this update also contains a special surprise from Google: the latest Easter egg.

Ready to check it out? Here's how:

Open the notification shade to reveal the Settings cog. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Head to the Settings menu (the cog in the notification shade at the top) and choose About phone/tablet.

Tap repeatedly on the line that says Android version (with 5.0 underneath).

When the lollipop loads, you can tap it to change colors, or long-press it to reveal the Easter egg: a Flappy Bird clone game, made with a bugdroid and lollipops.

Navigate the bugdroid between the lollipops. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Google has added some excellent Easter eggs over the years, many that make a nod to specific Android versions, pop culture and now game titles. Be warned, though, as this "flappy droid" game is difficult, but still lots of fun and very addictive.

For more Lollipop tips, please see CNET How To's guide to Android 5.0 Lollipop.