Google on Tuesday September 3, 2013 has announced that the name of it’s next Android version Android 4.4 will be known as KitKat.
Where the name KitKat?
Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection that was created by Rowntree’s of York, England, and is now produced worldwide by Nestlé. (Source – Wikipedia)
You might be thinking this is a great deal for KitKat and Google, but Google told the BBC that it has just came with the idea and neither parties is paying anyone.
Google executive Sundar Pichai shared this publicly from his official Google+ account :
Just back from a whirlwind trip to Asia visiting our Android ecosystem partners in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Exciting to see all the high quality Android devices available now, including Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, LG G2, Sony Xperia and many more. AWhere the name KitKat?lso looking forward to the new devices our partners are launching in Berlin at IFA, played around with them last week and really nice — stay tuned; we’ve got a lot more coming!
All this Android innovation is driving tremendous ecosystem momentum and I’m excited to share that together we’ve now passed 1 Billion Android device activations. Huge thanks to the entire Android community from the hardware manufacturers, chip makers and carriers to the developers and content creators to all of you – our Android users around the world – for making this possible.
On my return from Asia, I was also thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn — love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites:)
As he says let’s wait and see how sweet Android KitKat will be. 🙂
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