Gimme a Break – Next Version of Android Is KitKat

Posted by at 5:02 am on September 3, 2013

KitKat AndroidGoogle has revealed some major news of its own. Sundar Pichai, head of Chrome and Android, has announced that the Android 4.4 will officially be known as “KitKat.” A landing page on the official Android website has confirmed KitKat as the “K” dessert, as well as the fact that the next version of Android will be 4.4 rather than 5.0.

To go along with its new dessert, Google has revealed that specially-wrapped KitKat bars with Android branding will soon begin appearing in stores. Buyers will have the chance to win a new Nexus 7 tablet or Google Play credit.

It’s long been rumored that “Key Lime Pie” would be the nickname for the next major version of Android. That’s part of the reason why this “KitKat” name comes as a surprise, with the other part being that Google has chosen a trademarked name to represent its new software. John Lagerling, Google’s director of Android partnerships, has told BBC News that neither side is paying one another for the deal. Instead, Lagerling explainsthat the driving force behind the decision was to do something “fun and unexpected.”

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