• Android hits 1bn total activations, and the next version is called… KitKat
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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/aV1f4bM.png[/IMG] [url]http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/09/03/android-hits-1bn-total-activations-and-the-next-version-appears-to-be-called-kit-kat/[/url] [quote]Google has revealed the name of its latest Android mobile operating system and for some, it might sound a bit…strange. In a Google+ post, the company’s head of Chrome and Android, Sundar Pinchai gave people the impression that the next version will be called KitKat. This may not be likely and just a tease because as we all know, Kit Kat is a brand owned by Nestle. As it turns out, Google has formed a partnership with Nestle, which, in a way follows the company’s naming conventions to follow desserts: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean.[/quote]
I wonder if KitKat thinks of this as mutually beneficial advertising or if Google shelled out the money to use the name as an OS version just for giggles.
Kvikk Lunsj would be a better choice of chocolate [IMG]http://mylittlenorway.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/kvikk-lunsj.jpg[/IMG] yess
That's a really catchy name. "Android KitKat"
I was going to make a thread about this but I'll stick it in here: [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/2/4688266/8gb-nexus-4-sells-out-on-google-play]Looks like[/url] the Nexus 4 price drop was stock clearance, and they'll probably launch a new Nexus phone very soon
[img]http://www.teckdiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/image_thumb19.png[/img] There's no generic candy name (I can't think of any) starting with the letter K, so Google makes a partnership with another company so it doesn't have to break the sequence of names on Android versions. KitKat got a deal because its starts with the letter K. Two more versions and we'll get Android Nutella!
Its insane when you think about it that 1/7th of the entire worlds population has activated an Android phone. I know 1bn activations isn’t 1bn individual people but it is still a little crazy.
[QUOTE=ah!panic;42065658][img]http://www.teckdiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/image_thumb19.png[/img] There's no generic candy name (I can't think of any) starting with the letter K, so Google makes a partnership with another company so it doesn't have to break the sequence of names on its product.[/QUOTE] Only one thing on that is candy Everybody was saying keylime pie Also that distribution chart is so outdated it makes me cringe
Should have done ketchup just to fuck with everyone
[QUOTE=Rika-chan;42065680]Only one thing on that is candy Everybody was saying keylime pie Also that distribution chart is so outdated it makes me cringe[/QUOTE] Why would they not use Key Lime Pie :(
NEW: ANDROID 7 - COFFEE CRISP NEW: ANDROID 8 - SMARTIES NEW: ANDROID 9 - HAAGEN-DAZS NEW: ANDROID 10 - NESQUIK 50% LESS SUGAR CHOCOLATE SYRUP FOR ICE CREAM AND CONFECTIONERIES I like where this is going!
Wait so this is actually not a joke??? [url]http://www.android.com/kitkat/[/url] [quote]It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.[/quote] [quote][B]available for everybody[/B].[/quote] I hope this means what I hope this means
[QUOTE=Rika-chan;42065680]Only one thing on that is candy Everybody was saying keylime pie Also that distribution chart is so outdated it makes me cringe[/QUOTE] It was just for the sake of showing the names. Anyway, Keylime pie actually sounds nice.
[QUOTE=ah!panic;42065658][img]http://www.teckdiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/image_thumb19.png[/img] There's no generic candy name (I can't think of any) starting with the letter K, so Google makes a partnership with another company so it doesn't have to break the sequence of names on Android versions. KitKat got a deal because its starts with the letter K. Two more versions and we'll get Android Nutella![/QUOTE] So after KitKat, we'll get Lollipop, then maybe Minstrels or Maltesers,
Oh, give me a break.
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;42065603]Kvikk Lunsj would be a better choice of chocolate [IMG]http://mylittlenorway.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/kvikk-lunsj.jpg[/IMG] yess[/QUOTE] I was munching on one of those right now, what a funny coincidence
[QUOTE=smurfy;42065716]Wait so this is actually not a joke??? [url]http://www.android.com/kitkat/[/url] I hope this means what I hope this means[/QUOTE] Android on iPhone Lets do it, it sounds hilarious And actually practical now that it has onscreen buttons [editline]3rd September 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Limed00d;42065739]I was munching on one of those right now, what a funny coincidence[/QUOTE] Did you bring enough to share with the rest of the thread
[QUOTE=smurfy;42065716]Wait so this is actually not a joke??? [url]http://www.android.com/kitkat/[/url] [quote]It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.[/quote] [quote][B] available for everybody. [/B][/quote] I hope this means what I hope this means[/QUOTE] What about people with peanut allergies?
[QUOTE=ironman17;42065731]So after KitKat, we'll get Lollipop, then maybe Minstrels or Maltesers,[/QUOTE] Android Lion Bar
[QUOTE=Alxnotorious;42065793]What about people with peanut allergies?[/QUOTE] kit-kat doesn't have peanuts?
[QUOTE=Alxnotorious;42065793]What about people with peanut allergies?[/QUOTE] KitKats [url=http://www.peanutallergyuk.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=912]are actually safe[/url] and do not contain nut traces
Did anybody ever skip an entire version of android?
[QUOTE=SilentOpp;42065587]I wonder if KitKat thinks of this as mutually beneficial advertising or if Google shelled out the money to use the name as an OS version just for giggles.[/QUOTE] [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938]No money was exchanged[/url], both companies just thought it would be p cool
[QUOTE=MingeCrab;42065866]Did anybody ever skip an entire version of android?[/QUOTE] I skipped honeycomb when I upgraded from my HTC desire and I don't know anyone who has or had honeycomb so I am guessing I can't be the only person who skipped it. [editline]3rd September 2013[/editline] Also I am quite amazed this has been kept secret for 2 months, despite Android branded kitkats having been produced during that time.
[QUOTE=Jsm;42065990]I skipped honeycomb when I upgraded from my HTC desire and I don't know anyone who has or had honeycomb so I am guessing I can't be the only person who skipped it. [editline]3rd September 2013[/editline] Also I am quite amazed this has been kept secret for 2 months, despite Android branded kitkats having been produced during that time.[/QUOTE] Honeycomb was tablet only and was quickly replaced by Ice Cream Sandwich
[QUOTE=MingeCrab;42065866]Did anybody ever skip an entire version of android?[/QUOTE] I skipped from 0 to 4.1 [editline]3rd September 2013[/editline] Actually, scratch that. 2.3 to 4.1. Used a Wildfire briefly
The real question is if it'll be the Hershey Kit Kat for the states
[QUOTE=Die_Hard;42066343]The real question is if it'll be the Hershey Kit Kat for the states[/QUOTE] Going by the packaging on the Android.com website, it would be the Hershey one. Which makes sense, since Hershey makes them here. [IMG]http://www.android.com/kitkat/images/kitkat_en_us.png[/IMG] [IMG]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/69603000/jpg/_69603349_kats.jpg[/IMG] Two different logos.
[QUOTE=Demache;42066561]Going by the packaging on the Android.com website, it would be the Hershey one. [img]http://www.android.com/kitkat/images/kitkat_en_us.png[/img] [img]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/69603000/jpg/_69603349_kats.jpg[/img] Two different logos.[/QUOTE] Heresy
there can only be one kitkat
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