We knew it was coming. But what came took us totally by surprise. Since past many months rumors were rife that the Android next iteration will be 5.0 and called as Key Lime Pie.
But, Google was able to keep the actual name in complete secret. The next version will be christened as KitKat, which was officially confirmed by Google’s Senior VP Sundar Pichai in a Google+ post. Android’s official website also went live confirming the name and version 4.4. The name KitKat is of chocolate covered wafers from the Nestle. It seems that both Nestle and Google have inked some kind of deal for this name. This name will obviously benefit both of them as KitKat is very popular chocolate and Android is the dominant mobile platform.
The name also follows the alphabetical order of Android versions which are based upon desserts name since KitKat=Chocolate=Dessert.
The official website is also showcasing the history of Android from its first version 1.5 Cupcake to the most recent version 4.3 JellyBean. Android surely has come a long way within just six years powering more than 1 billion devices. Google is also running a contest with Nexus 7 tablets or Google Play Store credits or bag of KitKat chocolates as prizes. The contest will run between September 6, 2013 and January 31, 2014.