Sundar Pichai, lead of Android at Google, after his lengthy trip around Asia for the company, has outed details on the next version of Android: dubbed KitKat. That’s right. Your phone OS will soon be the same exact name as a cheap chocolate candy.
Android 4.4 KitKat continues the tradition of having versions of the phone OS receive a name after a dessert: Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) — with Android 4.4 it is officially KitKat.
Other than that, not many details were mentioned on the new software release, leaving us to simply wonder, speculate, or leak as it were. Also, Android has reached the 1 billion device milestone.
An interesting side note is that Google actually has the blessing of Nestle to use the name, and without anything more than a licensing fee changing hands, but apparently it is an interesting experiment.