KitKat. That’s the name of the next version of Android, 4.4. Just when we all thought that the next version of Android would be 5.0 Key Lime Pie, Sundar Pichai, the Android and Chrome head came along and confirmed the naming scheme of the next version of Android.
Android 4.4 KitKat is named after Neslte’s popular candy bar, which is trademarked and licensed by Hershey in the US.
Google also says that “it’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”. The bold statement also suggests that Google plans to make use of its next iteration of Android in smartwatches, gaming consoles and other electronic gadgets.
Sundar Pichai, in his Google+ post also revealed that Android device activations have now passed 1 billion and says he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform.”
Google just recently announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but there was nothing much to it.
Here’s the list of past Android versions with the dessert naming scheme:
Android 1.5: Cupcake
Android 1.6: Donut
Android 2.0: Eclair
Android 2.2: Froyo
Android 2.3: Gingerbread
Android 3.0: Honeycomb
Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
Android 4.2: Jelly Bean
Android 4.3: Jelly Bean
Android 4.4: KitKat