Google announces Android Kitkat, `Nexus 5′ shows up!


The next update to Android OS will be Android Kitkat (Android 4.4). After the launch of Android 4.3, it was said that Android 5.0Key Lime Pie would follow. However, the latest announcement says that Google entered into a deal with Nestlé, the makers of Kitkat, and is coming out with the Android Kitkat.

Earlier Android versions were named after desserts such as Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo,Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. “As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat”said Google on its Android Kitkat page.

As part of this deal, Nestle will promote the software by selling 50 million Android-branded KitKat bars
in 19 countries, where purchasers have the chance to win a Google Nexus 7 tablet or Google play gift cards. This deal does not include exchange of money.

Like most tech giants, Google is also looking to enter into smartwatch market, and analysts say that the new OS will support this venture.

Nexus 5 shows up!

The Verge has published this photo of a Google employee taking pictures using a device, which might be the `Nexus 5′. The image is a grab from Google’s Android Kitkat promotional video. Unlike in the Nexus 4 devices, this device has a horizontal Nexus logo, which is similar to the one on latest Nexus 7. Let us hope Google will launch Nexus 5 along with Android Kitkat.

The LG Nexus 4

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Posted By Mantosh Pal

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