After traveling through Asia and visit Android-partners, senior vice president of Google Sundar Pichai (Sundar Pichai) confirmed by posting photos on social networks that the next version of the mobile operating system Android will be the KitKat. Head shared this news as through Google+, and via Twitter.
The company updated the site developers Android, adding a special page dedicated to the new OS with the following words: « Android – an operating system that is the basis of more than 1 billion smartphones and tablets. These devices sweeten our lives, so that each version Android is named after some dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. No one can resist the chocolate, so we decided to call the next version Android in some of our favorite chocolate treats – KitKat ».
Thus, Google has decided to use the name of the chocolate wafer product company Nestlé, for which a contract agreement with one of the largest companies in the production of food and drinks to give a name to the new version of its platform – Android KitKat. It will be recalled that in May, Google officially announced the 900 million activations of Android, and now the new frontier overcome a billion devices.
details on the new version of the Android platform while a little. Google says it only the following line: «Our goal with Android KitKat – to make available to everyone a terrific environment Android». Perhaps this is a hint to reduce system requirements, as reported in a number of rumors?
Someone may surprise the news, but the new letter in the alphabet Android codenames dedicated product KitKat company Nestlé, since most of the rumors pointed to the Key Lime Pie (key lime pie condensed milk). «We could not imagine a better name for our mobile operating system Android starting with K, than the name of the delicious chocolate, which has become a favorite in our team from the very earliest days of Android », – said director of marketing for Android Vanlerberg Marc (Marc Vanlerberghe).
Google Director of Business Development John Lagerling Android (John Lagerling) said in an interview with the BBC, the decision was made not to make more money – just the company wanted to do something fun and unexpected.
This came after a conference with Nestlé at the end of November – the deal was signed after 24 hours. Details of the deal were secretly worked for the conference MWC 2013, and now the two companies will work together to promote each other’s products. Google will be playing at the event for a number of tablet Nexus 7 and facilities for shopping in the store Google Play. It is reported that 50 million specially marked tiles KitKat go to the markets of 19 countries, including Russia, Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States.
John Lagerling also confirmed that his team was originally considered it an option Key Lime Pie as the name for the next version of the Jelly Bean Android, but the problem was that not many people really know the taste of key lime pie condensed milk. It now remains to guess which Google will choose the next name for your OS. Tip is: the next letter in the alphabet – L.