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The cat-catching mini-game in Nougat can now be played on most Android devices
The game was adapted by developer Abhinav Jhanwar and is now available to download from the Google Play Store. It will work on any Android device that has Ice Cream Sandwich or higher installed. Neko Collector is basically the same game that Google added as an Easter egg for Android 7.0, and was first released back when the OS was still being called Android N.
The game itself is extremely simple. You open the game to see an empty dish, and you choose what kind of food you want to put in it (fish, chicken, treat or bits). After you put your selected food item in the dish, you close the app. That’s all you really have to do. After a while, the game should send you a notification alerting you that a cat has come by to eat your food. The ultimate object of both the Easter egg and Neko Collector is to catch as many different virtual cats as you can. It’s kind of a version of Pokemon Go, except there’s no AR and you can’t set up cat fights.
Obviously, this app has not been officially made by Google, but it’s very cool that a third-party developer has made the app available beyond the Android 7.0 audience. If you’re interested, download it from the Play Store link below.