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milnoc

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Android 4.4 to be called KitKat!

This is gonna be one heck of a cross-promotion!

»www.android.com/kitkat/

Apparently, both sides (Google and Nestlé) managed to keep the deal a secret for months, even while Nestlé was preprinting wrappers with the Android robot on them for an upcoming promotion. The Google staff only found out about it officially when the chocolate Kit Kat Android robot was unveiled at their headquarters.

The deal itself was initiated by Google via a cold call to Nestlé, and the deal was ratified in just 24 hours.

»www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23 ··· 23926938

OZO
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I just wish they stop using those stupid names...
Isn't Android 4.4 enough to convey what we're talking about?
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hardly
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Every party needs a pooper . . .


Gbcue
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reply to milnoc
I love KitKats!


ryder9

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reply to milnoc
I think that's huge for Nestlè

Kearnstd
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reply to OZO
its about marketing and doing things people remember. After all think of all the cats Apple has named OSX patches after. And now Mavericks? I think Mavericks is sillier than KitKat.
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DC DSL
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reply to milnoc
KitKats have become awful. I don't know what they've done to them, but they are like eating soggy, cheap-chocolate covered corrugated cardboard. Anyone who remembers them from before the 1990s knows exactly what I'm talking about. I hope this doesn't carry over to the new OS.
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OZO
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reply to Kearnstd
said by Kearnstd:

its about marketing and doing things people remember.

I know. But it's harder to remember and there is no logic behind it to help to remember. Do you remember what version the Froyo is? Or Honeycomb? Or Eclair? Or Gingerbread? Etc... I don't. But that may be the actual marketing goal - to make a mess it our heads (like e.g. $2.99 to get you confused later - was it $2 or $3?)
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chmod
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reply to milnoc
I remember rocking cupcake on my g1. Android has come a long way.


siljaline
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reply to OZO
API level 4.4 Is dubbed KitKat
In the tradition of Android OS naming - thus yet a new rather silly one.
Bell Mobility is not even close to this although I do look forward to seeing the update on my phone.


milnoc

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reply to milnoc
Big screw-up!

Google hid the new name so brilliantly, they weren't paying attention to a certain device that was caught on camera taking pictures of the unveiling!

Just the new Nexus 5!

»www.pocket-lint.com/news/123326- ··· -nexus-5


chmod
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said by milnoc:

Big screw-up!

Google hid the new name so brilliantly, they weren't paying attention to a certain device that was caught on camera taking pictures of the unveiling!

Just the new Nexus 5!

»www.pocket-lint.com/news/123326- ··· -nexus-5

Take my money!
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djdanska
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djdanska
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reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

Big screw-up!

Google hid the new name so brilliantly, they weren't paying attention to a certain device that was caught on camera taking pictures of the unveiling!

Just the new Nexus 5!

»www.pocket-lint.com/news/123326- ··· -nexus-5

Is it really a screw up? Part of me thinks this was setup on purpose to get everybody talking about the next nexus, and well.. It did work flawlessly!
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BangBang

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reply to milnoc
»www.kitkat.com/

try typing "haveabreak" or konami code "up up down down left right left right b a"


dib22

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reply to DC DSL
said by DC DSL:

KitKats have become awful.

Get the imported ones, they are the same as it ever was (they even have real sugar in them).


DC DSL
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Haven't come across any convenient to me in the DC area. And, I don't eat candy all that much so it really isn't that big a deal.


elwoodblues
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reply to siljaline
I got an update to 4.3 last week, but then I have a Nexus 4, so it's google, none of this carrier based crap.


elwoodblues
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reply to milnoc
They're spoofing Apple,. it's hilarious

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKOrkLxO ··· rkLxOBoY


milnoc

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reply to dib22
said by dib22:

said by DC DSL:

KitKats have become awful.

Get the imported ones, they are the same as it ever was (they even have real sugar in them).

I haven't noticed any difference with the Canadian ones over the years.


elwoodblues
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Maybe Nestle uses Sugar instead of HFC?


siljaline
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reply to elwoodblues
Perhaps, on my Gal Nex, I'm still at 4.2.1 & it's Bell Mobility - in my case that holding back the releases. YMMV.


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reply to ryder9
For both.

Android on KitKat's will remind non-Android users the high profile and importance that Android has now.

Everyone that owns an Android will be buying KitKat now. (and who doesn't like KitKat?)
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djdanska
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I wonder if we'll get white KitKat 4.4 lol


elwoodblues
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reply to siljaline
Carriers,release updates, BHELL HA

I did read that there are "clean" Android Roms out there for the Galaxy. Don't expect much from Bhell


elwoodblues
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reply to djdanska
Kitkat White ewwwww


Hayward
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reply to milnoc
Was looking forward to long rumored Key Lime Pie, but alas no money grubbing profit money to be made there.

Makes Me surprised Jelly Bean or JBII wasn't Jelly Belly.
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brianiscool

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reply to milnoc
I have to go buy a box of them right now!


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reply to milnoc
I'm guessing the next version will be Android 5 "Lipitor" edition.
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djdanska
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said by ARGONAUT:

I'm guessing the next version will be Android 5 "Lipitor" edition.

I'd like it to be called "Apple Pie" hehe