after Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, FroYo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean………….now its time for KITKAT…..

yes …..the new operating system for android from Google name as KITKAT.

Are you surprised at this new development? Do you like the sound of the Android 4.4 KitKat name? We’d also like to hear what you think about Google tying the platform name to a market product?


Android chief Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday via Twitter and Google Plus that Android had hit 1 billion activations and also added a little treat. The next version of the operating system — Android 4.4 — won’t be named Key Lime Pie, as rumored, it will be called or codenamed Kit Kat. And don’t worry, that’s a fully licensed name and partnership too.

Google has worked with Nestle and Hershey, the makers of the chocolatey and crunchy candy bar, to go even further. Nestle will make a number of Android-themed Kit Kat bars. They evenmade this website to promote it.

According to the company, more than 50 million specially branded chocolate bars will be available in 19 markets, including the U.S, U.K, Canada and the Middle East. When you buy the bar, you will be able to enter to win Google prizes, including the Nexus 7 tablet. According to Nestle’s press release, they will also make a limited number of robot-shaped bars. Just like a real-life Willy Wonka.

Nestle is producing more than 50 million KitKats with the Android mascot.


Android 4.4 KitKat OS Features

Google may include the Android iteration in the upcoming 4.4 KitKat version which may use Linux 3.8 kernel to support lower memory devices. As of now, only mid-range and high-end Android phones/tablets can support 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean which requires 512 MB of RAM. Devices with a single-core processor such as Nexus S suffer issues with the Android 4.1 version and declared not upgradable to Android 4.2.

Here are some hints of speculated Android 4.4 features coming really soon for Nexus devices:

1.      Beautiful and immersive display

2.      Multiple sensor support

3.      Better CPU core support

4.      Intuitive orientation in portrait and landscape

5.      Exclusive Cloud system for Android

6.      Wider and more stable network coverage

7.      Nexus availability and system compatibility enhancements

8.      Upcoming Android accessories

9.      All-new refined software and UI

10.  Matching hardware and unibody design

11.  Enhanced multi-touch support and responsiveness

12.  Thinner design and lighter weight

13.  Thinner bezel on the screen

14.  Universal network compatibility across the globe

15.  Better battery life

16.  Low memory support

Technical Specifications

Since Google based Android 4.4 with KitKat, the upcoming Nexus devices running the brand-new OS out of the box would have similar specs with the chocolate bar:

Dimensions: Extremely unequivocal 10mm thick, 1 finger long and fingers wide – thinner body and more comfortable keys?

Weight: Under specific conditions KitKat 4.4 has been known to be virtually weightless – lighter than any other Android version?

Edge to Edge Display: Provides maximum user enjoyment for both work and play – thinner bezel on screen with HD resolution and 4K support as well?

Universal Compatibility: KitKat 4.4 can be accessed anywhere around the globe – more Google Drive functions or separate Android clouding system for multiple devices?

Unlimited Standby Time: With unlimited standby time, KitKat 4.4 will be ready to help you go from 0 to break in a snap – more battery improvements and optimisation or Android’s version of built-in power saving mode?

The Range: No matter what kind of break you’re looking for, with 2MB or 4MB or a chunky-bite option, we’ve got it covered – 512MB RAM support and 2.3 Gingerbread devices are not upgradable to KitKat?

Android 4.4 KitKat: Google Nexus 5

Google’s Nexus 4 has been plagued with stock shortages, but this high-end smartphone with a mid-range price tag has proven incredibly popular with consumers. Rumours of a new Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5, have been doing the rounds for a while now, with LG once again expected to manufacture the device.

Rumoured specifications include a 5- or 5.2in full-HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, and 3GB of RAM. Either 16-, 32- or 64GB of storage may be included, along with a 16Mp Nikon camera and – we reckon – Android 4.4 KitKat.

Should Google announce Android 4.4 KitKat on its forthcoming Nexus 5, the mobile operating system will also be rolled out to its Nexus 4 smartphone and other Nexus devices.

The Nexus 5 – and Android 4.4 KitKat – are likely to appear toward the latter part of 2013, perhaps the end of October/early November.

Android 4.4 KitKat: Google Nexus 11

Earlier this year SamMobile reported Samsung’s tablet plans for 2013. As maker of the Google Nexus 10, the first tablet to outdo the iPad not only in performance but in its much admired Retina display, it’s believable that the firm will also manufacture its successor, the Nexus 11.

The Nexus 11 is rumoured to be the world’s first octa-core tablet, running an Exynos 5410 processor. It may also have an 11in Super PLS TFT touchscreen, 8Mp rear and 2Mp front cameras, and support microSDXC for additional storage (up to 64GB).

We also think the Nexus 11 will be the first tablet to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, at which point Google will also roll out the update to its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, plus other Nexus devices.

With the Nexus 10 unveiled at the end of October 2012, it seems likely that Google will announce the Nexus 11 toward the latter part of 2013, along with the Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat.



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