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Android KitKat is the Next Version of Android

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September 3, 2013 10:26:22 AM

Ok, why KitKat? Did they pay Android or something? Just doesn't make sense.
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September 3, 2013 10:30:05 AM

I suddenly have a craving for a Kit Kat Blizzard from Dairy Queen.
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September 3, 2013 10:32:11 AM

Now I want a kit kat... damn.
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September 3, 2013 10:36:13 AM

KitKat........

C'mon Google...give me a break.....
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September 3, 2013 10:37:12 AM

KitKat........

C'mon Google...give me a break.....
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September 3, 2013 10:42:34 AM

"it's now thought that the new version of Android will arrive in October of this year"

This doesn't even make sense. 4.3 was just launched for ... about 7 devices total.
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September 3, 2013 10:46:40 AM

I'll be mad at Google if it doesn't include a free KitKat with every Nexus 5.
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September 3, 2013 10:49:46 AM

kracker said:
Ok, why KitKat? Did they pay Android or something? Just doesn't make sense.

Kit Kat is trademarked. I wonder if there is some co-marketing arrangement behind the scenes.
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September 3, 2013 10:54:47 AM

@dimar Wouldn't it melt in the box? :/ 
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September 3, 2013 11:03:53 AM

My Favorite Chocolate and my favorite OS come toghether :D  lets buy a BIG KITKAT to celebrate
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September 3, 2013 11:03:55 AM

Either Nestlé have sanctioned this as part of a huge advertising pact, or there is going to be a very short and bloody courtroom battle
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September 3, 2013 11:05:08 AM

My Favorite Chocolate and my favorite OS come toghether :D  lets buy a BIG KITKAT to celebrate
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September 3, 2013 11:19:51 AM

Surprisingly, according to an article on the BBC website, no money changed hands in this deal. Not sure how Google pulled that off. It'll definitely get people talking about the next Android version, and they got a pretty sweet (in more ways than one) statue out of it to boot.
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September 3, 2013 11:21:52 AM

Hopefully time to put in some solid native multitasking support and make this a desktop ready OS. But seriously, KitKat? Way to pick the lamest of the candy bars Android. Caramilk would be the way to go - or cream egg.
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September 3, 2013 11:22:44 AM

At this rate, Android is going to be updated as quickly as Chrome! Is there enough candy in the world to keep up with that pace? :) 
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September 3, 2013 11:40:18 AM

I didn't realize that the Android robot had a name. Interesting that they would go with a brand name dessert this time around.
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September 3, 2013 12:03:43 PM

Seems like a perfect fit considering Android is becoming more corporate friendly and less of a vague dessert that can be catered to one's tastes. I wonder if they signifies the new devices will be easily broken.
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September 3, 2013 12:23:15 PM

I just hope that the Kit Kat name doesn't foreshadow even more segmenting with Android. ;^)
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September 3, 2013 12:34:55 PM

Stevejnb, seriously? Caramilk or cream egg? You do realise it's alphabetical and K is next right?
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September 3, 2013 1:07:36 PM

Now I want Kitkat brownies.
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September 3, 2013 1:19:01 PM

Nestlé; one of the most evil companies in the world, I wouldn't touch their products even if I wore thick gloves!
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September 3, 2013 2:29:07 PM

Super lame branding and product placement.

I'd expect something this pitiful from Nokia or Blackberry.

If Apple branded their software with another company people would be all over it.

This is super lame marketing, very childish.

Maybe there won't be Nexus Tablets, just a Pepsi Tablet...
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September 3, 2013 3:28:38 PM

From android.com/kitkat
"To make this release even sweeter, Kit Kat is giving you the chance to win a Nexus 7 or Google Play credit. Just look for specially branded Kit Kat candy bars featuring the Android robot in a store near you."

They even show a package of KitKats with an advertisement for the give-away and a picture of an android eating a KitKat.
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September 3, 2013 3:45:46 PM

back_by_demand said:
Stevejnb, seriously? Caramilk or cream egg? You do realise it's alphabetical and K is next right?


You say "seriously" like that bit of trivia is common knowledge. I've owned three Android devices, read through multiple user's manuals on Android devices, read patch notes and product update notes, and probably several dozen news articles related to Android, and not once have I heard the alphabetical nature of their naming system mentioned.

So yeah, seriously. At least the alphabetical thing makes the name "kit'kat" make more sense, even if they did pick one of the most bland candy bars out there for the name.
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September 3, 2013 3:59:27 PM

Sounds like Google is going to be sued by Kit Kat, or The Hershey Company for violating their trademark.
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September 3, 2013 5:27:41 PM

Anyone else a little disappointed? I was really happy about Key Lime Pie, KitKat isn't as cool a name to me. I hate the fact my OS is an advertisement. Hopefully this will go away. Just IMHO
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September 3, 2013 7:10:58 PM

If this isn't April Fool's in September, this is a shameless product endorsement. Advertising for Nestle is acceptable. But this?
Please be one of your practical jokes.
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September 4, 2013 6:21:29 AM

TOLD YOU SO!!!!!

Over a year ago when Jelly bean was announced, I predicted the next version would be called KitKat and a number of the tools on here laughed saying it would NEVER happen because of copyright... Guess what, TOLD YOU SO!
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September 4, 2013 6:24:46 AM

TOLD YOU SO!!!!!

Over a year ago when Jelly bean was announced, I predicted the next version would be called KitKat and a number of the tools on here laughed saying it would NEVER happen because of copyright... Guess what, TOLD YOU SO!
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September 4, 2013 6:25:25 AM

TOLD YOU SO!!!!!

Over a year ago when Jelly bean was announced, I predicted the next version would be called KitKat and a number of the tools on here laughed saying it would NEVER happen because of copyright... Guess what, TOLD YOU SO!
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September 4, 2013 7:08:12 AM

What on earth is a Nexus 5? It'll be Nexus 4 (2013) unless it has a 5.x inch screen.
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September 4, 2013 10:04:14 AM

> We're assuming there will be a lot of KitKats at the event. ...
Yes, and NO Pie !

No Pie, GRRRRRRR !!!!!!
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