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"!source