A new version of Android is always a certainty, the dominant smartphone platform refreshes it’s platform every 9 months or so. The last 3 versions of the OS have shared the same name, Jelly Bean, and many had wondered when the nomenclature for Google’s OS would change. The answer came via Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai who posted the above image on his Google+ profile which confirmed that the next version will not be called Key Lime Pie as many had expected but rather KitKat. The use of the Kit Kat brand name has been given go ahead by chocolate maker Nestle whose website is even mentioned at the bottom of Google’s page that shows the new OS’s name off and the slogan “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
Pichai also took the opportunity to announce that Android had surpassed the 1 billion mark for Android device activations.
With the updated Nexus 7 signalling the emergence of the last version of Android I’m expecting an updated Nexus phone to be announced at the next Android event after the price drop that Google announced for the Nexus 4 last week.
Here KITKAT’s Chief Breaks Officer tells us why KITKAT 4.4 is the future of confectionery.