A brand new easter egg has been found within the Developer Preview of Android eight.1 Oreo for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with some devoted fans having the ability to entry a bubble-squeezing mini sport that takes benefit of the Energetic Edge function supported by Google’s newest flagships. By repeatedly tapping the “Squeeze sensitivity” possibility discovered on the very prime of the “Energetic Edge” part of your system Settings app, you’re capable of activate this Easter egg that comes within the type of a easy sport tasking you with bursting what look like colourful bubbles or balloons by squeezing them. The video beneath reveals the hidden exercise in motion, with the mini sport itself apparently being of the infinite selection and its solely shedding situation being that you just run out of area for accepting new bubbles which are at all times floating towards the highest of your display screen. The machine on which the function was demonstrated is the Pixel 2 XL working Android eight.1 Oreo and the root-free variant of the Substratum theme engine with Sai’s Oreo Theme.
Energetic Edge is one in all a number of distinctive functionalities of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, although Google isn’t promoting it as aggressively as HTC promoted the Edge Sense function of its U11 flagship, with the 2 being primarily equivalent and based mostly on the identical know-how tailored by the Taiwanese unique tools producer. The addition of Energetic Edge to the brand new Pixel-series gadgets entails a pressure-sensitive body that may acknowledge when it’s being squeezed and establish quite a few ranges of strain exerted on it by the person, then use that data to start out varied software program actions like activating the Google Assistant or taking a photograph if the default Digicam app is open. On this regard, Energetic Edge may be seen as a bodily shortcut mechanism that’s there if you would like it however may also be disabled in just some faucets.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hit the market earlier this month after ambading twice as many pre-orders as their predecessors did, in line with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The Alphabet-owned firm lately prolonged its world guarantee for the 2 handsets to 2 years in an effort to put some beforehand emerged high quality management considerations at relaxation and each Android flagships are anticipated to be briefly provide this vacation season.