Android 4.4 gets a name: Kitkat


Google has announced its new update to the very popular flagship operating system, Android. As we all know that Google keeps on naming the android versions based on the names of desserts, and in alphabetical order, when it came for the next one, it has to be kept on the alphabet K.The time when all of us had the notion that the next version after the 4.3 jellybean would be 5.0, with a name of Key Lime Pie, Google surprised all of the world with its announcement of Android 4.4, named Kitkat.

Although Kitkat has been a famous chocolate brand globally by the swiss manufacturer Nestle, this seems to be a business tieup between the two parties to promote and benefit from each other. The situation may also prove dreadful if either of the partner companies get any pint of bad reputation in the market due to any reason. Google kept this news a big secret all the time, that even many of the google employees came to know about the new version and its naming by the large android kitkat statue erected in the Google’s front office lawn.


Android 4.4 Kitkat launched - google office statue photo - TechLobe

Android Kitkat Statue erected in the Google’s office. Shared on Sundar Pichai’s G+ Profile


Android 4.4 Kitkat Features

As of now, it is unknown what monetary deals have been drawn on the tieup, but it is certain seeing at the kitkat’s website that this new version can have the following features (not officially confirmed) as hints:

  • Better performance and support from the multi core CPU’s, probably there can also be emergence of new tri-core CPUs
  • Faster switching adaptability of almost every app ecosystem in any orientation, portrait and landscape
  • More cloud based features and upgrades
  • Multi device support/multi user accounts on single device
  • Better multitasking
  • Improved battery efficiency

Also, just a matter of surprise that the news of Android 4.4 Kitkat came just few days before the rumored dates of the new flagship products from Apple, the iPhone 5S and the Apple iPhone 5C.

Android 4.4 Kitkat launched - Screenshot of the kitkat nexus giveaway contest - TechLobe - TechLobe

Google and Kitkat also came up with a Nexus 7 Tablet giveaway contest on kitkat chocolate in select markets. Specially branded google-kitkat wrappers can also be seen. Well, how sweet it will be, we can know only once after more information on this new sweet version is out, probably rumored along with the launch of Google Nexus 5 smartphone, later this year. Till then stay tuned.

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  • Gaurav

    Where is laddoo then ???

    • Prasun Bannerjee

      Its a petition being filed on the newer version of android, probably 5.0. Note that Android has been naming in alphabetical order. This one is Kitkat, net one begins with L.