Whether you love chocolates or not, if you an Android fan, get ready to have a soft corner for them. The green bot seems to love sweets most and that is why Google brands every new version of Android after some kind of sweet dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. For about an year, there were rumors that the next version on Android will be code-named as Key Lime Pie. The rumor was so mighty that it made us believe that KLP will really be the next most talked about keyword among Android users.
A few months ago, there was a kind of official confirmation when Google shared a video at I/O 2013, showing a little Android eating key lime pie. However, all Android pundits have now been proven wrong as Google has finally announced the official name for the next version of Android. The announcement of the new version name and version of number have made it clear that the next Android release will be Android 4.4 KitKat, and not Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as it was believed earlier.
Now, we all know that Nestle’s KitKat is a globally known chocolate brand but why Google, instead of choosing some other name, went for branding its next OS version after that candy bar. Should we call Android Nestle’s Android, or KitKat be called Google’s KitKat! One might sense some money game in the Google-Nestle deal or see it as a great ad campaign. But to believe John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, “This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal.” John further added that Google wanted something “fun and exciting” and so they asked Nestle to “lend their iconic candy bar name” to Android.
As users, we have nothing to do with anything else other than what new surprises Android 4.4 KitKat will bring to us. With each new version, Android has made itself more capable and awesome platform for mobile devices. Its journey through the past few years from just a new alternative for smartphones to the most popular platform has been spectacular.
- Android 1.5, Cupcake— launched as an Open Source OS
- Android 1.6, Donut— introduced intuitive web search and get driving directions features
- Android 2.0, Eclair— brought features like homescreen customization and live wallpapers
- Android 2.2, Froyo— voice typing and voice controls
- Android 2.3, Gingerbread— made mobile gaming more interesting with touch, tap, tilt features
- Android 3.0, Honeycomb— brought tablet optimized version of Android
- Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich— introduced a faster and smoother Android experience with a new design
- Android 4.1, Jelly Bean— Google Now and Project Butter
- Android 4.4, KitKat— expectations high….
Google has not revealed anything else but the new name and version of Android through a video teaser that promises a smarter Android experience for the users. The video also announces a contest in which you will have to eat loads of KitKat bars to find the “golden ticket”. The winners will be eligible to get the new Nexus 7 2013 (with Android 4.3) or Google Play credit. Watch out the video after the jump and till then we take a “KitKat Break”!