Yeah! It is final. Google announced that its upcoming android OS 4.4 is going to be named as KitKat.
It might come surprise to many as a change over from key lime pie to chocolate bar brand. “Android is the operating system that powers over [one] billion smart phones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean,” said Google. “As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat!”
A deal was signed between the original name owners, Nestle, after Google decided to break away from the norm and name its new version of android on for a chocolate bar. Surprisingly there was no exchange of money as Google told to BBC but surely naming the OS is in itself a great achievement for Kitkat
“One of the snacks that we keep in our kitchen for late-night coding are Kit Kats. And someone said: ‘Hey, why don’t we call the release KitKat?’,” John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC. “We didn’t even know which company controlled the name, and we thought that [the choice] would be difficult. But then we thought well why not, and we decided to reach out to the Nestlé folks.”
Nestle was of the opinion that it took them less than an hour to honor the choice of Google. This deal was duly noted by the marketing team of Kit Kat by changing the brand of the website in a pastiche of Apple’s site
The head of Android, Sundar Pichai, posted a picture of the new KitKat symbol at the Google headquarters on his Google+ page, pictured above, although no details on what the KitKat 4.4 operating system update will contain have yet been announced.
“On my return from Asia, I was also 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 favorites,” he wrote.