Google has just announced that, ‘Next version of Android OS (Android 4.4) will be known as KitKat’. It is a surprise from Google as company indicated in the past that next version would be named as ‘Key Lime Pie‘.

‘KitKat’ is a candy bar product of Swiss food and beverage maker ‘Nestle‘.

John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told to the BBC that,

This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal. The idea was to do something ‘fun and unexpected’.

Updates from Android’s official Google+ page

Unveiling the Android KitKat Statue – Youtube video

Google Just launched an video that shows how they unveiled the ‘Android 4.4 KitKat Statue‘ in their California campus. In the videos you can see that ‘Android Kitkat‘ is a surprise for Googlers as well.

Google Executive ‘Sundar Pichai’ confirmed on Android’s Google+ page that next version of Android OS will be named as ‘Android KitKat

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

He also confirmed in the same post that Android has surpassed 1 billion Android device activations.

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Eat KitKat bar and win Nexus 7 tablet

Android officials has publically updates on Android’s Google+ page that next version of Android OS (Android 4.4) will be named as ‘Android KitKat’ and they have mentioned that few lucky people can win a Nexus 7 tablet  or Google Play Credits if their KitKat bar contain a winning ticket number.

You can see in below image that KitKat wrapper will also show a small Android logo.

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Yep, our upcoming release will be named Android KitKat!

KitKat has been a favorite candy on the team for some time, so for the K release, we asked if they’d be willing to lend their iconic candy bar to its name. Be on the lookout for limited edition Android KitKat bars coming soon to a candy aisle near you. For a lucky few, your KitKat bar might contain a winning ticket for a new Nexus 7 tablet or Google Play credits. Check it out

Evolution of Android Mobile OS

From the starting, Android was designed to make a mobile OS that fulfill all aspects of a perfect mobile OS

For Example:

  • Look and Feel
  • Easy to Use
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Update
  • Easy to develop apps around it
  • Secure

I don’t know how many of you have observed that each Android version is named after a desert. Let’s have a look.

Android 1.5 – Cupcake

Android Kitkat, Android 1.5 cupcake

Android 1.6 – Donut

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 1.6 Donut

Android 2.0 – Éclair

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 2.0 Eclair

Android 2.2 – Froyo

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 2.2 Froyo

Android 2.3 – Gingerbread

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android 4.4 – Kitkat

Android Kitkat 4.4, Android 4.4 Kitkat

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