A number of consumers have been looking forward to get the latest update of Google’s Android operating system – the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Many consumers have been waiting to buy a smartphone that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box. But that might no more be the case since Google has already unveiled its new OS – Android 4.4 KitKat.
At the Google I/O event this year, we all were expecting Google to unveil the next generation of Android operating system – Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. As things turned out, the company soon rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that became the firmware everyone wanted. All of a sudden, Google introduces a new version of Android, Android 4.4 KitKat.
There isn’t a lot to talk about Android 4.4 KitKat, but we do know that it’s going to be the next big thing in the market soon. If you are confused with the name KitKat and the brand, you should know that they actually have a direct relation – the new Android version actually is named after the brand.
Sundar Pichai, the head of Android and Chrome himself confirmed the name and also said that Android 4.4 KitKat is named after the popular chocolate from Nestle. This name has been trademarked and licensed by Hershey in the US. This new version of Android OS is expected to be present in a number of devices other than smartphone, which might include smart watches, gaming consoles and other electronic gadgets.
“It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody,” said Google. So the arrival of KitKat might open up a lot of new possibilities and opportunities for technology to positively influence our day-to-day life. In his Google+ post, Sundar Pichai revealed that Android device activations had passed the 1 billion mark. He also added saying that he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform.”
Google has been naming different versions of Android with the names of desserts since a long time. And KitKat is the latest name added to the list. Here is a list that takes you down the memory lane, let us know if you have any memories (good or bad) with these different versions of Android.
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