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Android KitKat is the Next Version of Android

Over the last few months, the smartphone industry has been full of talk of Key Lime Pie, convinced that the next version of Android would bear this name. However, it seems Google has gone another direction, as today, the company erected a new Android statue on its front lawn and it's not pie. It's a chocolate bar.

 

The newest statue features Andy Android take the form of a KitKat chocolate bar. Sundar Pinchai confirmed the news via his Google+ page today, mentioning that the statue arrived while he was on a trip to Asia visiting Google's Android ecosystem partners.

"On my return from Asia, I was also thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn -- love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites," he wrote on G+.

Originally expected to debut at Google I/O earlier this year, it's now thought that the new version of Android will arrive in October of this year, possibly alongside a new Nexus 5 handset. We're assuming there will be a lot of KitKats at the event.

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  • kracker
    Ok, why KitKat? Did they pay Android or something? Just doesn't make sense.
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  • jhansonxi
    I suddenly have a craving for a Kit Kat Blizzard from Dairy Queen.
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  • deftonian
    Now I want a kit kat... damn.
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  • wmalinowski
    KitKat........

    C'mon Google...give me a break.....
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  • wmalinowski
    KitKat........

    C'mon Google...give me a break.....
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  • Cryio
    "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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  • dimar
    I'll be mad at Google if it doesn't include a free KitKat with every Nexus 5.
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  • jhansonxi
    11473029 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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  • @dimar Wouldn't it melt in the box? :/
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  • dosdecarnitas
    My Favorite Chocolate and my favorite OS come toghether :D lets buy a BIG KITKAT to celebrate
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