Google Names Android 4.4. ‘Kit Kat,’ Launches Promotion With Nestle

Published:3:15 pm EDT, September 3, 2013| Updated:12:58 pm EDT, September 16, 2013|

Google's Android and Chrome exec Sundar Pichai has declared the new version of Android OS will be called Kit Kat. Continuing the trend of dessert-treat names, Android 4.4 has the most specific title compared to its predecessors, which retained basic monikers like "cupcake" and "jelly bean." Before today, internal communications indicated that this version was referred to as "Key Lime Pie."

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A landing page has gone live revealing a contest Google and Nestle have set up to get people excited about the next gen operating system.


The promotion is designed to generate excitement for this new creation but reveals another milestone the company is celebrating: 1 billion activations of Android devices. While this is a significant achievement, teaming up with Nestle could mean that this installment of Android could be drastically adjusted preparing to compete with iOS 7.

A release date is still unknown, but we will keep you updated.

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