The new Android KitKat mascot outside Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California

Google has finally announced that the next version of Android will be named Kit Kat. Google and Nestle announced earlier this week that they are teaming up to promote the latest Android software for smartphones and tablets. There were rumors that next Android version would be known as “Key Lime Pie”, though that name was never officially confirmed by Mountain View. Android has been developed by the company’s engineers under sweet-themed names ever since the release of Android Cupcake in 2009 and continuing in alphabetical order until the most recent version, Android Jelly Bean.

On my return from Asia, I was thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn — love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and 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’s favourites. Head of Android, Sundar Pichai.

To mark the release of Android KitKat, more than 50 million specially branded KitKat bars will be available in 19 countries, including the U.S. The packs will lead consumers to the website where they will have the opportunity to win prizes including 1,000 Google Nexus 7 tablets or 150,000 $5 credits to the Google Play store for apps, games, music, movies, and books. Plus, a limited number of Android robot-shaped KitKat bars will be offered as prizes in select markets.

You just have to follow these steps :

  • You have to buy a special marked Android Kit Kat candy bar.

Photo of a US KitKat wrapper advertising an Android contest giveaway

  • Then you have to enter the code which is inside the wrapper.
  • If you are lucky, you will be notified.

 

Android KitKat contest

 

A joint statement from Google and Nestle did not give a release date for Android KitKat, although some observers expect it to be launched this fall.

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Last Updated on April 17, 2014

Comments:
  1. Becca

    Very interesting.Can’t wait on what the best features of Android Kitkat.
    thanks for the information.

  2. Anshul

    thanks for the information……really waiting to see the features of Android KitKat…..

  3. Hyptia

    I was eat a lot KitKat chocolate and i am sure how chocolate was made their identity in many hearts like that it will be also prove better than the best.

  4. sanchit singh

    since 2009 android versions are developed under a code name… each
    OS has been given a inique name of a sweet… thay are – : Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean…
    and so here in 2013 new android version is developed and named as kitkat….

  5. swayam

    Quite interesting.. Thanks for sharing the information…

  6. Devya Agarwal

    Let’s see what all new feature this KitKat will have but one thing is sure that now KitKat will be more popular.

  7. zohaib

    Thanks for the information………….

  8. Stephan

    that can be considered a big competitor to iOs 7.
    Very interesting information.
    Thanks for your sharing.

    Stephan Wu

  9. Jennifer Hardy

    Hope the new KitKat will bring newer, more innovative technology to our tables, and the sweet run of the android continues.

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