Android Kit Kat

Sundar Pichai just showed us an absolutely awesome picture. A giant, chocolaty, delicious Kit Kat bar Android statue has joined the rest of the bunch on the lawn at Google HQ in Mountain View.

Does this mean what we think it means? Apparently it does, as it has been announced that Android Kit Kat is the next name for Android. We've got a live page already, and the folks who make the candy bars are getting in on the action and offering Android limited-edition versions that may contain coupons for a Nexus 7 or Google Play credit. Major props for pulling off the licensing on this one, Google.  (Update: Turns out no money changed hands in this deal, it's just mutual goodwill. Kit Kat's already got the Android branding out in force.)

Now who's ready for Android 4.4 KitKat?

Source: +Sundar Pichai

 
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MustyRash says:

i just seen this tweet, its crazy!!! also, first!

JR A says:

Well, looks like Hershey and Nestle is getting HUGE advertisement for KitKat. I wonder what this will do to Hershey and Nestle's stock. And I would also like to see if Android/Google and Nestle/Hershey will be having promotions or product placements in eachother's advertisements.

I believe this is the very first time a name brand type of dessert/confection is being used for an Android code name or any software for that matter. I also wonder who was on the paying end of this deal; if I had to guess, I would say it was Nestle/Hershey who paid for the name placement. Millions and millions of electronics running a software version named after your (completely unrelated) product (from a completely different industry).

Gold, pure gold...

seanjenkins says:

No money changed hands apparently. And I'll be looking for one of these kitkats at the petrol station

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938

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JR A says:

That's awesome!

Hershey distributes KitKat here in the US so I wonder if we'll be seeing the same type of promotional wrapper.

unopepito06 says:

For something like 3 or 4 years (or longer, until 4.4 goes end-of-life) hundreds of millions of android owners, tech bloggers, and salespeople will be using the word Kit Kat constantly in conversation. Android is in my opinion the most prolific tech device being used right now worldwide, as far as pure availability. I mean, a potential of hundreds of millions on consumers? You literally cannot buy marketing like that.

Ilfigure says:

Allow me to correct your English grammar.
"I just SAW this tweet"

flg1425 says:

Shhhh no one cares

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flg1425 says:

Shhhh no one cares

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menzoom says:

Or . . . "I'VE just seen this tweet" (See someone cares.) :-)

still1 says:

Not Key Lime Pie??? what the hell... kit Kat sounds yummy too.

roaddawg24 says:

I KNEW it wouldn't be a stupid name like key lime pie,that's better!

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flagg902 says:

Agreed. Key lime pie was so bad it could have hurt the brand. Even Kandy Kane would have been better.

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Mtn_Scott says:

I knew a Kandy Kane once, she was always scantily clad.

ScottJ says:

Yeah, but filled with sadness instead of sugar.

dt81 says:

I know kandi from two n half men and she's gorgeous!

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Meh I had grown fond of the name key lime pie, but kit Kat works too.

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Wicket says:

+1 The problem with Key Lime Pie for me was it felt too much like it was their only option and a not very good one.

ceriem says:

Maybe some Android edition KitKat bars will be released to celebrate? I know I'd buy some of those.

Saneless says:

What, no Krackel? Booo

jsmuli2 says:

You mean, the poor-man's Nestle Crunch?

Saneless says:

No I mean the unloved hot girl wearing a pony tail and glasses version of the candy that comes in that Hershey's assorted bag

MarkSeven says:

Those are the first ones I eat out that bag!

ibleedbloo says:

Not Key Lime Pie? Gimme a break...

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cboekhoven says:

I see what you did there

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NuLL.n.VoiD says:

+1

menzoom says:

I almost missed that. This is one of the best threads I've read in a while.

radgatt says:

Lol

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Winner

Jlav78 says:

+……………………………………………………1

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themuffinman says:

LOL, this was pretty good.

jcorv58 says:

Lol, best comment of the day!

MERCDROID says:

Haha nice one

Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.

Clever

Pollster says:

Has anyone charted the typical number of days between statue and announcement?

turdbogls says:

the JB statue went up a day before 4.1 was announced
ICS statue went up oct 13th, 4.0 released the 19th
GB statue went up Oct 22nd, 2.3 hit Dec 6th.

so it seems there isn't a correlation like we hope. but i think this means its closer than we think

flagg902 says:

Further to this, we also just witnessed an inventory purge of the N4. Still early, I think, but we're getting closer.

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MERCDROID says:

This.

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sakasune says:

(flagg902 said: Still early, I think, but we're getting closer)

I'd hope so, if we were getting further I'd be very concerned. :)

disinform says:

So possibly a September 10th announcement... whistle....

turdbogls says:

wow, didn't see this coming. i wasn't so sure on the KeyLimePie name, but KitKat? awesome job of keeping this so quiet.

so no restocking the N4, Price drop on the N4.....i have a feeling the new android version is closer than we think. i was thinking we were still a month and a half out....but not so sure any more.....hmmmm

NegativeBeef says:

Should've been klondike!!!!!

mstrblueskys says:

But where is the Key Lime... oh... I see what has happened here!

Think they are paying licensing for that?

wraith404 says:

It's more likely a fat cross marketing campaign. Putting Android on candy wrappers is going get Android more attention, and Google sponsoring a contest tied to the wrappers gives Hersheys some extra curb appeal at checkout too.

still1 says:

more like marketing agreement where both party benefits. I am taking a guess that Kit kat approached Google for the naming

Well, surely there are restrictions on how Google can use the name. Whether they had to pay for the name or now, hmmm... interesting question. I mean, maybe Google was able to show how much the 'ad revenue' would be worth off the deal, and that was enough.
But, lawyers being lawyers, surely there's a license involved.

And it will be 4.4, not 5 (if that matters). http://www.android.com/kitkat/

4.4 makes more sense since there are 4 pieces to the KitKat bar.

In terms of the significance of the upgrade, it likely won't matter. Look at how big an improvement JB was over ICS, and it only went from 4.0 to 4.1.

But it looks like, One of the worst Photoshop attempt, imho... If Sundar Pichai hates KeyLimePie, why not use KajuKatli???

snowdroid83 says:

+1 love Kaju Katli

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silverfang77 says:

So KLP was never the official name of the new OS, just what fans were guessing at? I hope Google doesn't get themselves sued by Nestle or Hershey.

turdbogls says:

exactly.....and I'm sure google has though about the legal aspect of this.

jsheehan223 says:

They wouldn't do something like this w/o having a licensing agreement. This is their way of marketing tie-in's. Check out the link below and you'll see it.

http://www.android.com/kitkat/

brendilon says:

RTFA. Seriously dude...

Look at the Google+ page.
Also, look at the linked page in the article.

ultravisitor says:

Also, read the article.

MERCDROID says:

This.

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Jlav78 says:

IO was in may and this deal was made in February (source:BBC). At IO there were many hints to KLP, meaning they tried to trick us into this. That or the android department thought it was April 1st

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still1 says:

kitkat with Android logo give you a chance to win nexus 7 or Google play gift. so i am sure there is a deal.

lucifurious says:

Yes indeed. But is it "covered" or "cloaked" in chocolate. Big difference.

ryaninc says:

It's like Flan all over again. Remember when everyone was SURE that would be the name? :-)

etnpnys says:

Wow I wonder how much Kit Kat paid for this... Everything to this point has been a generic name for a candy...

Simon Sage says:

At times like this you remember that Google's an advertising company. 

fuzzylumpkin says:

Yup, and the worst part is it works. I now want a kit kat... Chunky... Peanut butter...

Having said that, I ALWAYS want a kit kat chunky peanut butter so maybe it's not the ad.

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Simon Sage says:

Turns out nobody's paying anybody anything. Color me surprised. 

MERCDROID says:

Wow, that's surprising. But, if it's a joint venture, then it's not too surprising, seeing as both companies get exposure and benefit from each other's popularity.

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slbailey1 says:

When I left work, I stopped by Foodlion and one of the things I purchased was a Kit Kat. I have not had a Kit Kat since last Halloween.

As I was eating it after dinner, I was hoping that Android 4.4 will be just as sweet on my Nexus 7. I also have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus. I don't see ever have Android 4.4 on this device.

I remember every day when I get so much of what they offer for 'free'. 'Free' meaning, I only have to pay with my eyeballs.

Dreamless531 says:

Woooaaaaaa!! I Love Kit Kat!!!

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radgatt says:

I need to go back to my job's cafeteria and get a kit Kat bar to celebrate.

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fuzzylumpkin says:

The pie is a lie...

Bet those special edition kit kat bars are us only, grumble grumble I want to eat the statue.

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cpaight says:

"To promote the alliance, Nestle now plans to deliver more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot to shops in 19 markets, including the UK, US, Brazil, India, Japan and Russia."

nctrnl says:

The @KitKat twitter page has Android Kit Kat all over it already.

https://twitter.com/KITKAT

shaytoon21 says:

just as i ordered the moto x yesterday....lets hope a new phone isnt announced along with this OS

Gekko says:

Nexus 5 in Oct/Nov.

shaytoon21 says:

what are the chances itll be done by moto?

not a problem though, i could always sell the X and get the N5 if its announced.

I'm not convinced they'll actually call it the Nexus 5.
I think it'll still be a Nexus 4. Same as keeping the Nexus 7 name same.

Gekko says:

Nexus 4 was for #4. Nexus 7 was for 7" (inches).

And what was before the Nexus 4? Then Nexus 3? Um... no. How about before that? Then Nexus 2? Umm.. No.

There's no pattern there.

Gekko says:

pattern or not that's what the numbers mean. #4 and 7". do the math.

Ok, well, obviously I don't know for _sure_, but we'll see...

ringoh says:

Sergey Bron tweeted a few hours ago that the Nexus 5 is coming in a month.

hmmm says:

Surprised he has time to tweet anything...

Hmmm.. I'm not seeing it. You have a link?

Jlav78 says:

That's a fake account, no official notice yet

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Nick Rhodes says:

Possibly a Nexus 4.4? :-)

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dataquestAC says:

I was thinking just the opposite. I hope they release the next Nexus with Android KitKat.

Gekko says:

agreed. my strategy is to buy every other Nexus phone. i bought the G-Nex, skipped the Nexus 4, so i am due for the Nexus 5!

MERCDROID says:

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

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shawnkahen says:

Good strategy! I'm doing the inverse (right word?)... nexus s, nexus 4.... 6th nexus hehe.

Jlav78 says:

I'll be doing the same but since I got the n4 this year I'll be getting the n7 then 9 if they get that far

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Gekko says:

1. i'm very surprised at the commercial tie in with Nestle. i wonder what the licensing deal is? who pays who?
2. i'm surprised it's 4.4 and not 5.0.
3. i avoid all chocolate and refined sugars but damn that statue looks good enough to eat!

brendilon says:

1. My guess would be no cash changed hands, just cross promotional.
2. I'm not. 5.0 would indicate a very significant change to the OS, and there hasn't been anything to indicate this will be a significant update.
3. I just cut out refined foods and it's seriously distracting.

wxrusss8 says:

Read. It's 4.4 and no money changed hands. How hard is it to read the article and links before posting?

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DenverRalphy says:

To be fair, the article has been edited and updated a couple times. The original article made no reference to money (or lack thereof) changing hands.

DirkBelig says:

The link about no money changing hands was added as an update. People asking about $$$ probably posted before the update.

Gekko says:

thanks smacked a$$ but the article was updated.

MikeNY says:

I can't wait for Android Nutella

Gekko says:

what happens when they run out of letters? maybe switch to salty snacks?

skipatrol says:

Soo this...hahahahahaha

shaytoon21 says:

this is awesome advertising for kit kat and google...what a great marketing strategy. lets hope it doesnt leave a bad taste in anyones mouth...maybe google intentionally didnt want to do KLP so that they can use Lemon Meringue next year

Raylz says:

How sweet this will be!

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twilite2000 says:

Wow....... just wow!

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NuLL.n.VoiD says:

Holy Schnickeys!!! That came out of nowhere. Anyone remember the "confirmation" that it was Key Lime Pie based on the Android evolution drawing?

MikeNY says:

Android Peanut Butter would be great, partner with JIF

Orion78 says:

Well I'm going to the store and getting some kit kat.

plunder says:

Have a break. Have a Kit Kat.

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K_Daddy says:

Android Central is losing its grip. This story slipped right by you guys. Google kicked you right in the cookies..

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KK.

(Which is what we've been replying to all the posts "sure" it was going to be Key lime Pie across social media for the last month or two).

We can't and don't post everything (we have reasons), but it's rare when something just slips by us :)

ricktat says:

Before you get too excited..... This version is only for smart watches like Honeycomb was only for tablets.

fuzzylumpkin says:

Source? Or sauce...

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The odds are they were just spouting off at the mouth about something they know nothing about.

fuzzylumpkin says:

Damn straight!

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I am curious where you read/heard that. I side with The Verge that this version will be unifying across smart watches, gaming consoles, smartphones, etc. That's where Google wants to head. By the way, Honeycomb was a flop and Google knows that. Unless 5.0 is not too far off in the future...That's the only way I see your assertion being plausible.

DirkBelig says:

What are you talking about? Honeycomb wasn't a flop; it was a tablet-only stop-gap measure to get something on tablets ASAP while they finished ICS to have a unified phone/tablet OS.

Also, Honeycomb was only around for 8 months in 2011 and the source was never released precisely because they didn't want ROMs getting crammed onto phones with a unoptimized OS.

Android has been unified since 4.0 and that was two years ago. You clearly know nothing about Android and its history. If only there was some sort of search engine website where you could find information. Someone should invent that.

crazace says:

Are we all Sheldon or did we forget about sarcasm?

crazace says:

Deleted... NMCI sux

MissyHaney says:

my co-workers who are Indian-Americans are offended...

they say the color of the Kit Kat statue symbolizes all the
low-wage Indian engineers that Google hire to replace
American workers. (yes, even Indian-Americans are offended)

Oh, whatever!
It's a freaking CANDYBAR!!!!!
They ALWAYS use sweets.

Stupid. Just plain freaking STUPID.

MERCDROID says:

Some people just need to stay away from the Internet.

Neither her nor her coworkers get any sympathy from me.

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hmmm says:

I am offended those same Indians get shoehorned into colleges just because of their race even though I may have better qualifications.

MERCDROID says:

+9000

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Johnny Z says:

Yes, Christians everywhere are offended as well because of the brown chocolate of the candy bar is similar to the brown chocolate of easter candy which everyone knows represents the cross that Jesus was nailed to.

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qxr says:

You go, Eddie Izzard.

radgatt says:

Its Android 4.4 not 5.0

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Doesn't matter. ICS was 4.0, and JB was 4.1, and look how much of a major upgrade JB was.

swimmaholic says:

Kit Kat.... 4.4.... interesting news from Google today

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kingjames924 says:

The business graduate in me says "Marketing Genius"

This is awesome! I just want to know what new features will be in it.

FrostBurn876 says:

Sadly its for Android 4.4 not 5.0 :(

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fuzzylumpkin says:

Doesn't really matter, the features will be the same regardless of the number.

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fuzzylumpkin says:

Doesn't really matter, the features will be the same regardless of the number.

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HalizDad says:

What would you do if they named it 6.0 skipping right over 5.0?

MERCDROID says:

(mind blown)

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vic6string says:

Key lime pie (or any other pie) would never work. It would be too easy to keep showing "pie" charts graphing the fragmentation (which is only a problem in the eyes of journalists and iSheep) of android.

tsipka says:

Some one should check if the dates of Nexus price drops correlate to the release dates of new Nexus devices (not sure if there is a big enough sample size).

Read some of the other comments. This has been brought up.

tsipka says:

No it hasn't. Someone wrote the dates of the android statue and the announcement/release of the new version of android.

Yes, my fault. I need to visit the center for kids who can't read good.

kingjames924 says:

So android 5.0 will start with an L?

Lollipop?
Licorice?
Lemon Drop?
Lady Fingers?

Lemonhead.

HalizDad says:

"L" could merely be 4.5...

MetalMike901 says:

Google is not going to let apple steal the show on its upcoming product releases and os7 relrase. I'll just bet Google is planning on something for this around Apple's releases, but I could be completely wrong...

Whatever the case i am curious about what kitkat will bring in new features.

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I'm thinking the same thing. Google likely has a pretty good idea what's in iOS 7 and has included that and more in KitKat. They'll drop it a day or two before iOS 7 and make the iOS announcement seem pale in comparison.

At least that's what I'd do.

But note that most of iOS 7's "new" features are borrowed straight from Android, webOS, and the like. If more KitKat details are announced around September 10, I'm hoping it drops iOS to its knees.

MetalMike901 says:

I'm with ya!!

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slbailey1 says:

Do you think Kit Kat will get rid of the search bar? I no longer use the search bar, I use Google Now.

dethduck says:

Wha...?

harle83 says:

You know I love Kit Kat! Smoked everybody! Way to go Google! Let that be a lesson to ALL the bloggers out there. LOL, LOL, LOL.

swimmaholic says:

I'm beginning to mash my Nexus 7 (2013) update to new software button!

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Floss82 says:

More info about the decision of the name change and why they chose kitkat

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938

Can't wait to see what features it brings!

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bacalao says:

Oh crap, does that mean that if LG makes the next nexus, it will be called the LG Chocolate? Kidding.

3Dee says:

Ha ha, I liked that!

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Nick Rhodes says:

Me too, I had that phone for about 4 years, as it was my first phone. It sucked, but it did its job. :-)

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skywalker127 says:

Yup.

BigDinCA says:

Good! Key Lime Pie was about as stupid a name as they could have come up with. And boy does this open up the naming possibilities going forward.

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HalizDad says:

Because Kit Kat just sounds so much better? People who don't understand the naming conventions at all think naming the O/S after a dessert at all is just stupid. Me? I couldn't give a fuck less about it.

ScottJ says:

If you truly 'couldn't care less' then you wouldn't have clicked on it.

Figures the guy using senseless filthy language would be the only negative commentor.

Wow. Android 4.4., not Android 5.0 though. I hope the changes coming are bigger than a .1 increase in version number indicates. Im all for refinement of the OS (Heck, iOS is just one big refinement and after years they brought their visual change) but I'd like to see some key important updates here. Hangouts as the new stock messenger for one.

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trees247 says:

Don't care what they call it I just know my Nexus 4 getting it #sideloadlinks #wheretheyat

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anthonok says:

NEED MORE INFO NOW!!!

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MetalMike901 says:

Hmmm, Android KitKat.... sounds sweet and exciting!

Or.... iOS... 7....sounds plain boring and more of the same....

Which would you choose?

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larryw4csc says:

Heck, that's easy! Windows XP! It works and doesn't tell YouTube my big tablet is a damned sellphone.

I love the new name. I love KIT KAT so I'm rather bias :)

sting7k says:

What are the licensing fees on this name?

sting7k says:

Interesting deal they have set up. I wonder if Hersey is going to be supplying specially branded Kitkats in the USA as well.

larryw4csc says:

Don't you mean how much did Hershey pay Google to put its advertising on 1,000,000,000 Android devices main screen you cannot remove? $20 says there will also be an immovable KitKat app you can't get rid of staring you in the face from your app screens. It's too obvious!

But, alas, NO FLASH and I'll stick to 4.0.3 that works.

blackroseMD1 says:

I can't be the only person who thought that Sundar and Google were trolling the heck out of everybody, right?

mzanette says:

Yeah I thought it was a joke at first.

mzanette says:

I'm amazed they were able to produce the wrappers and keep this a secret until Google announced it.

Kaiju says:

next up...

Android LaffyTaffy

Android MilkyWay

Android NutterButter

Android ...

mzanette says:

Apple will have to reply, perhaps named iOS 8 after some other candy car? iOS 8 - Cadbury Crunch?

onsightit says:

"Apple Jack", with new Siri voice commands: "Apple Jack On". "Apple Jack..."

Xader says:

XD

fuzzylumpkin says:

Unlikely IMO, I think they went with kit kat because it's international. Klondike, krackerjack and some of the others I've seen are US only, as are "nutter butter" and "laffytaffy (wtf?)" We don't get them in the UK so I'm guessing other countries don't either.

Shoulda been kinder egg (does America have kinder eggs?)

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Not until recently. Evidently, American children are too stoopid to realize they shouldn't eat the toys that are inside the kinder eggs. So, they were banned, according to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise#Prohibition_on_sale_or_impo...

Now, the excellent German scientists have discovered a way to keep us safe, so yay! Kinder eggs fur alles!

ScottJ says:

"Now, the excellent German scientists have discovered a way to keep us safe, so yay!"

So they came up with a 'kinder, gentler egg'?

Well played, sir!

Marvin-13 says:

+1 on the Laffy Taffy, I was about to say that!! But I don't think NutterButter is really a "dessert". If anything, Nutty Bars, or Nutella, or Nilla Wafers! I can't even think of anything besides candy and snacks right now... OREOOO!

tastymonkey says:

So, if we get a golden ticket in the Kit Kat bar wrapper do we get to see the Google Factory and hopefully not die from a deranged company owner's dangerous inventions? :-)

larryw4csc says:

If Kitkat doesn't come out with an Android Kitkat bar, it'd be a crime against advertising...(c;]

So much for the logo obfuscation. Will it play FLASH? Will it tell every site my 10" widescreen tablet is a little narrow sellphone that only plays WAPcrap? Can I touch ONE button on it to tell the world my tablet wants FULL SIZED WEBSITES not sellphone uselessness?

Xopher says:

Wrappers with golden tickets...

It'll be interesting to see how many of the wrappers have prizes. I like Kit Kat, so I may have to buy a few of them. :)

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Any word of when it will be officially unveiled?

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hmmm says:

Hopefully they announce it September 10th.

drewsammie says:

I would have loved the first phone call from Google to KitKit.

"we want to name our next version of our OS in our alphabetical naming scheme after your candy bar"

[silence]

Rehzonance says:

I wonder how soon we'll see this release.

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BoB16731 says:

Not sure when a release will come but hopefully soon

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smeghead4269 says:

That is one sweet statue (in more ways than one).

BB_Bmore says:

No key lime was better but I'm not gonna turn down someone trying to break me off a piece of that kit kat bar. Can't wait to get a new phone running kit kat out the box

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rkirmeier says:

Considering the last two upgrades (4.2 and 4.3) kept the Jellybean name but 4.4 is getting a new name that would suggest more then just minor changes...

Jlav78 says:

I think Google have considered both Kandy Kane and klp, the JB 4.2 update had candy canes randomly appear on the secret daydream and there were many klp references at I/O

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NoNexus says:

Kinda sounds like from the blurb on the link that it is going to be more ux centric of a release. Something that is really needed in at least the camera department

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scouser73 says:

I thought Key Lime Pie would have been the next iteration of Android, nice to see that KitKat there though.

Well break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar!!!

Tony Fox says:

I hope apple have already written lots of key lime pie puns into their speech for the 10th

Amir Maki says:

First , why, just why?

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So much for key lime pie as the next update. Bravo Google! Well played.

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sabre1982 says:

Sorry if I've missed something, but why is KitKat going to be 4.4 and not 5.0?

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HalizDad says:

Would them naming it 5.0 make you feel any better? If yes, I've got a version of 7.0 already that I'll sell you and anybody else who wants to buy it...

Just got my nexus 7. Can't wait to get the update.

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HalizDad says:

Get in line with the rest of us...I've had my 32GB 7 for a month now.

1) Don't care if it's 4.4 or 5.0. Numbers don't mean anything.
2) Still not convinced there's a Nexus 5. (I think it'll be a Nexus 4 refresh).
3) I don't care if it's called KitKat or Key Lime Pie. Names don't mean anything.

What I care about is that with each newer version that I've 'personally' been able to use, it feels smoother and more polished. YMMV (and I don't care about your M or your V), I can only speak about mine.

RohitNaikCs says:

will this phone get the KitKat ?
link below
http://bit.ly/1cdJ0vk

21plays says:

Now I want a kit kat :-)

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Nick Rhodes says:

Is it just a coincidence that I had 2 king size KitKat bars yesterday? :-)

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_X_ says:

Your self portrait is amazing, did you draw that with the Note?

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dt81 says:

Why doesn't this move to 5.0?

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Mighty_Red says:

Still can't quite believe this isn't a joke LOL :)

The numbering seems a little weird and since 4.3 was only released a coupla months back I'm guessing this is purely a marketing release with just a few updates.

That said, it is a great marketing idea- this will bring the Android name into the mainstream and it will drive interest in the products.

Even though it appears that no money has exchanged hands, I wouldn't be surprised that, if it is proved to be a success, the next iteration could attract a large sponsorship from one of Nestle's competitors (e.g. Kraft/Cadburys) and could turn into a future revenue stream for Google.

We're used to having corporate logos all over our sports teams, how about our phones? Can I get a 50% discount if I let Adidas put 3 stripes on my phone? :)

Synycalwon says:

Haha, love the candy bar (especially served cold). But for some reason Kit Kat also kind of sounds like a stripper's name. :O

Rich Hopp says:

Menu>settings >about phone

FortTech101 says:

Wow.

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gmaninvan says:

I wonder if they will actually sell the android shaped version. Kit Kat seems pretty gun ho about the publicity so it really wouldn't surprise me

outlooker says:

I was hoping we could see 5.0.

TheDu9du says:

Same here

bigtank says:

So no one else see the irony of naming an OS that historically been plagued by fragmentation issues after a candy known for being frozen and broken up into pieces?

sakiszzr says:

i can see a deal with M&M next year

brannan.f says:

Waiting for "Strawberry Cheesecake" Android 6.0

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tdizzel says:

And now Andy Bernard will never remember what OS is on his phone

I Monarch says:

Android 4.5 Life Saver?

I just went to the kit kat website. It is hilarious.

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ucfgrad93 says:

Can't wait for Android Snickers!

Go Knights! (Class of 2006)...

ScKalbe says:

I am ready! Bring it!

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This so sweet...literally

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Chex313 says:

Nice to see the Nexus 5 in the Kit Kat announcement, Looks like LG will be the OEM for it. One of the Google employees was filming with it.

duanedude1 says:

KitKat bars are way more yummy than a KeyLimePie to me!

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barondebxl says:

I love it!I absolutely love this name for the next version.

as android is the best but still waiting for the best from android kitkat

And suddenly all those bloggers who have been writing articles about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as if it were fact suddenly have egg on their collective fades .... Touché Google!

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Morq says:

I wonder how much did Nestle pay for that lol

John-Smith says:

Pretty cool. Google is giving Kit-Kat (Nestle/Hershey) free advertisement and so is Kit-Kat.

panda_mode says:

They've been naming their OS after desserts, so it's logical to name it after a marketed candy. Key Lime Pie sounds lame anyway

jayala319 says:

Well, Google just loves causing people OCD Attacks.
JK lol

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