Google next OS named as Android KitKat keeping tradition alive
Sundar Pichai, head of Android division at Google, revealed on Twitter that the next version of the company's mobile operating system (OS) will be called Android KitKat.
The KitKat will be Android 4.4.
For KitKat name, Google has tied up with Nestle, which makes KitKat chocolates.
Google approached Hershey about six to nine months ago for permission to use the name, said Jennifer Podhajsky, vice president of U.S. chocolate at Hershey, which licenses the Kit Kat brand in the U.S., while Nestle owns the worldwide brand.
Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets.
Since Android 1.5, Google has named each version of the OS after a sweet.
1)Android 1.5 was Cupcake.
2)Android 1.6 was Donut.
3)Android 2.0 was Eclair.
4)Android 2.2 was Froyo.
5)Android 2.3 was Gingerbread.
6)Android 3.0 was Honeycomb.
7)Android 4.0 was Ice Cream Sandwich.
8)Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 have been called Jelly Bean
Now once again next version will be called as Android 4.4 Kitkat
The Android 4.4 Kit Kat system is expected to launch in October.
Photo an image of a giant Android mascot built like KitKat chocolate
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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