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…
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.
KitKat have also posted this amusing video on their YouTube channel as well.
Sources: Google, Sundar Pichai (Google+), KitKat Facebook