Most of us thought that the next major Android update would be entitled Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Though now, it seems as if that will not be the case. Google has announced the next version of its mobile operating system and it’s going to be known as KitKat. The name has been taken from the popular Nestle Chocolate bar.
The company has been using deserts to name versions of its popular operating system starting with the Android 1.5 Cupcake. Other names include Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean. Google also announced that the operating system powers more than 1 billion devices.
Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kit Kat!
The news may come as a surprise for many people, especially those who were expecting the next version to be called Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The name, Key Lime Pie was internally used among employees, but the company later decided to change it as “very few people knew about the taste of key lime pie,” John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC. What’s more interesting is that there is no money involved in the deal. “This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” according to Lagerling.
To make it even more interesting, the company announced that special branded KitKat bars featuring Android robot will be released soon in stores, giving users a chance to win a Nexus 7 tablet or Google Play credit.
There are no details about the launch of new Android 4.4 KitKat or what it will bring at the table, but Google has created a new page where it lists all the Android releases. Check it out in the source links below.