Breaking: Google Next Android 4.4 Version Named Kitkat

Breaking: Google Next Android 4.4 Version Named Kitkat. Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat®!
Android KitKat: Gimme a break, Google. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar. Prepare for a sweet new treat with new Android 4.4.

"This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal," John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC.

Although the developers had referred to the forthcoming version as KLP in internal documents, Mr Lagerling said the team decided late last year to opt instead for the chocolate bar.

"We realised that very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie," he explained.

"One of the snacks that we keep in our kitchen for late-night coding are KitKats. And someone said: 'Hey, why don't we call the release KitKat?'

"We didn't even know which company controlled the name, and we thought that [the choice] would be difficult. But then we thought well why not, and we decided to reach out to the Nestle folks."

“Kit Kat consumers are young, vibrant consumers of candy and chocolate bars, and that’s a nice match with Android,” said Jennifer Podhajsky, vice-president of U.S. chocolate at Hershey, which licenses the Kit Kat brand in the U.S. Nestle owns the worldwide brand.

Marc Vanlerberghe, director of Android Marketing, said the name was chosen because Kit Kat bars have been a “favourite go-to snack among the team since the early days of Android.”

Android Kitkat will expect to launch this October.

Source: AndroidBBCWFTV, The Associated Press
Image Credit: Sundar Pichai

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