Say Goodbye to Android Key Lime Pie — It’s Going to Be Android KitKat Instead

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No, it’s not April Fools Day. Nevertheless, Google has just announced that the next version of its mobile operating system will be dubbed “KitKat” as part of a promotion with Hersey.

Google Android KitKatPrevious versions of Android have had candy-themed code-names, like Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, and Donut. But this is the first time it’s been named after a branded product.

Google also revealed this will be Android 4.4, not the long-awaited Android 5.0. This is an indication that Google considers it a minor update and not a significant upgrade. There hasn’t been a major upgrade to Android since 2011.

Hersey will hold a promotion when Android KitKat when this operating system is released that will let chocolate buyers enter a contest to win a Google Nexus 7 II.

Sundar Pichai made the announcement this morning, and also unveiled the statue for the Google campus. This will join the statues of previous Android code-names.

Pichai did not reveal any other details about Android KitKat, and virtually nothing about this upcoming version has leaked out yet.

Source: Sundar Pichai



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