Give Me a Break: Next Android OS 4.4 Named KitKat [u]

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Following up on Apple’s announcement of its September 10 Special Event to announce a new iPhone (or two), Google has announced its next version of Android OS 4.4, called KitKat (this is not a joke), to go along with over 1 billion Android activations:


The company has historically announced its mobile OS names after sweet treats:

  • Android 1.5, Cupcake
  • Android 1.6, Donut
  • Android 2.0, Eclair
  • Android 2.2, Froyo
  • Android 2.3, Gingerbread
  • Android 3.0, Honeycomb
  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.4, KitKat

This looks to be a brilliant marketing campaign between Google and Nestle. You can’t make this stuff up.

Apple’s code names for iOS firmware have previously been revealed to be named after ski resorts. iOS 7 is expected to be launched in September.

Update: Kit Kat has uploaded a promo video explaining the power of their chocolate bar: