It’s a tradition that every time Google is about to introduce a new version of Android OS they install statue in front of the Google Office surprisingly today they added the newest member of the delicious treat – Android KitKat.
This is the first time that Google used a specific brand for their version name. KitKat is a chocolate covered wafer by Nestlé – Switzerland. Previous Android names from 1.5 to 4.1 are Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
The use of trademarked brands is a huge deal and to surprise everyone this is a partnership between Google and Nestlé. The partnership does not involve money “This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC.”
Key Lime Pie diversion:
This brand tie up between Google and Nestlé was secretly planned months before and both company keep it as a secret that even the Android leakers had no clue. We have the idea that the next version of Android either Android 5 will be named as Key Lime Pie.
What is the deal?
Google will not pay for the use of the brand name neither Nestle as advertisement but both will mutually benefit the use of the brand name. Nestle will sell 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot. It took them 2 months to plan ahead and print the new label.
The fun part:
Nestle will also include promotional codes inside the new Kitkat wrappers and you will get chance to win Google Play app store credits and Google Nexus tablets.
Android 4.4 KitKat
There is no word yet for the release of Android 4.4 but I have assume before October ends we will have a new version of Android most likely this is a big over haul just like the transformation from Android 2.3 to Android 4.x. The latest version of Android is 4.3.3 and only available in Nexus devices as other OEM has not roll out the latest update.