Gone are the days when Android versions were named after generic sweets. In a move that shocked the entire world, Google gave up on Key Lime Pie and made room for KitKat.
Everybody thought that the next version of Android would be called Key Lime Pie, since the names of all the previous versions were inspired from desserts. Google proved all of us wrong and decided to go for a more popular name, with the excuse that not everybody knows how a key lime pie tastes like. The announcement even appeared on Android.com, so there’s really no chance this was a late April Fools’ joke.
Sundar Pichai, the overseer of Chrome and Android at Google, posted the following on his Google+ page: “On my return from Asia, I was also thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn — love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites:)”
Nokia couldn’t miss the chance to mock Samsung, the competitor who put a stop to the Finnish company’s reign as the top mobile phone manufacturer a year ago. Obviously, this is a reference to Google’s Android KitKat announcement. The funny thing is that only a few days ago Nokia mocked Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom in a billboard ad. If I remember correctly, Nokia put up a promo clip that was supposedly filmed with one of its camera phones, while an actual DSLR was used. In other words, Nokia should mind its own business (that in the meantime became Microsoft’s), instead of mocking Samsung.
In the following promo video for Android 4.4 KitKat, you can see for a brief moment what looks like the next Nexus. Google called this a slip, but I think the truth is far away from that. As far as I’m concerned, I’m sure that Google did that on purpose, as a subtle reminder that Nexus 5 is just around the corner.
We’re definitely looking forward to the next versions of Android, which should be named Milka, Orbit and Pepsi. After all, Google might think that people don’t know the taste of any other sweets. From my point of view, it’s a pity that Google no longer wants to use generic dessert name
That being said, I’ll leave you to this awesome clip of misheard song lyrics that includes Black Eyed Peas’ hit “Got a Kit-Kat.”