Google just revealed the upcoming version of Android, KitKat. Rather than it being Android 5.0, Google has launched it as Android 4.4. Previously, many rumors were doing the rounds that the new version of Android would be Android 5.0 code-named Key Lime Pie. However, when Google Senior Vice President and head of Android and the Chrome, Sundar Pichai, tweeted and also shared a picture of an Android statue themed as Kit-Kat on Google+, the latest Android version was finally unveiled.
A new website and twitter account for the KitKat was instantly launched. The website doesn’t reveal much in terms of features or the launch date but rather just shows the evolution of Android with an invite at the bottom to know about the release date. Two more links at the bottom point to the Nexus website and the official Nestle KitKat website.
It’s clear that Google has partnered with Nestle over this. Nestle will also sell their KitKat chocolate bars sporting the Android on their wrappers and will also include codes which will allow few lucky customers to win Google Play credit and even Google Nexus 7 tablets.
Google has reverted back from its earlier idea of naming the next Android OS version as Key Lime Pie after they realized that not many people are familiar with the taste of Key Lime Pie. By naming the Android 4.4 OS as KitKat, Google has continued the tradition of naming the newer Android OS alphabetically.
Google says that “it’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.” Google plans to use the Android KitKat OS for range of devices such as smartwatches, gaming consoles, low-cost smartphones, and even laptops.