Google teases next version of Android – 4.4 KitKat

Google teases next version of Android   4.4 KitKat

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Google has just announced that its next version of Android, 4.4, will be called KitKat®. Of course, the Android team are famed for naming  releases after different desserts – we’ve had in  Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and (spanning two versions) Jelly Bean in the past. Sundar Pichai has posted a picture of the new statue on the Google lawn and it looks pretty tasty…

Google teases next version of Android   4.4 KitKat

In a promotional site set up specially for the occasion, Google has said that  “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”. Some may notice the irony of a biscuit famed for breaking so easily being the posterboy of the fragmented operating system in the mobile space, but that’s a topic for another post. KitKat are also promoting the deal in a series of posts on their Facebook page.

Google teases next version of Android   4.4 KitKat

KitKat have also posted this amusing video on their YouTube channel as well.

Sources: Google, Sundar Pichai (Google+), KitKat Facebook

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  • Er what happened to 5.0 Key Lime Pie Google?!

    • $ – nuff said

      • Eric

        Apparently, according to report on the BBC, Google says there is no money transferred between them and Nestle…

        >However, Google told the BBC that it had come up with the idea and that neither side was paying the other.
        “This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC.
        Instead, he said, the idea was to do something “fun and unexpected”<

        • Yeh – right… SOMETHING will have even if its IP and advertising rights.


    • ravmania

      It was never official.

  • HTC Wildfire G8 – User

    I’m using HTC Wildfire G8 / A3333.

    Will Android 4.4 KitKat be usable with my phone or is it just for the HTC Wildfire S?