The head of both Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, , has confirmed that the next version ofAndroid will be called KitKat. Yes, it’s, KitKat, as inthe trademarked name of the chocolate candy bar made by Nestle (and licensed by Hershey in the US). According to the new page for the upcoming operating system there is a revelation that KitKat will be the codename for Android 4.4, not the long-rumored Android 5.0 or Key lime Pie. The name keeps the company’s long-standing tradition of naming each version of its mobile operating system after desserts.
Late last year, someone suggested naming the upcoming version KitKat —apparently a favorite snack of Android coders — and the company “decidedto reach out to the Nestle folks.” Within 24 hours an agreement wasmade, though it’s apparently “not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,”according to Lagerling.
According to Pichai’s post on Google+, he mentioned the fact that he’s just returned from meeting with hardware partners in Asia, and he adds that there are now over 1 billion Android activations. Hegoes on to say that he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’sfavorites.”
In other news he Google / KitKat allegiance has also produced a new YouTube clippoking fun at Apple’s well-known product introduction videos. Instead ofJonathan Ive guiding you through the ins and outs of new hardware fromCupertino, we instead find “Chief Breaks Officer” Chris Catlin extollingthe virtues and design principles that go into producing junk food. Enjoy the video