KitKat is the new Android 4.4

Yes, you heard it right. The latest version of Android is named after the famous candy. Following the convention of naming the Android versions after the name of desserts in an alphabetical order, Google has made the name of Android 4.4 official but to everyone's surprise, it will be called KitKat and not Key Lime Pie for which the sumptions were all around.


The decision of the internet giant came as a huge surprise for the Swiss food and beverage maker Nestle which is the maker and the trademark holder for the candy KitKat as Google shook hands with Nestle for the deal. It's quite obvious that this deal is a marketing coup for Nestle and can drive a great business for them after getting their name linked up with the undisputed internet search champion Google. But at the same time, it can be harmful for both the sides as now there is a mutual dependency for both in terms of the reputation as a brand. It can be harmful to Nestle's image if the Android version turns out to be crashing and malware prone and similarly it can be a pain for Google in case there's any controversy with Nestle's food products.

Aside, it's a fun and surprising deal for both the companies and there is no money involved. That means neither party has paid for the deal and there is just the exchange of favors.


As of now, there's no official word about the new features in the Android KitKat and its release date but we're expecting it to be huge as the official statement from Google "it's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody" sounds quite promising.