Android 4.4 is really coming soon and the next-generation Android version may fix the low-memory support on all old and aging devices. So how and when did Google and Nestlé come up with the idea?
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Back in March 2013 everyone was busy at the Mobile World Congress, Google and Nestlé planned the possible naming of the next Android version using KitKat. Both companies have sworn to secrecy and kept the plan confidential while people are excited with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumours.
Google didn't stop the apparent Key Lime Pie identity speculated on the next-generation of Android OS and even used it as an internal code to refer 4.4 build version. The name Key Lime Pie sadly turned out to be unknown to most people how it truly tastes and so the company changed it to KitKat.
Head of Google's Android operations, Sundar Pichai, decided to use a name more common to the public for Android's next version. This led to a co-branding with Nestlé using KitKat as the next delicious name which also features major changes in the ecosystem never found yet in any other Android version in history.
"Maybe I'll be fired. When you try to lead a new way of communicating and profiling a brand you always have a higher risk than doing something much more traditional. You can go round the swimming pool 10 times wondering if the water is cold or hot or you say: Let's Jump," explanation of Nestlé's marketing chief Patrice Bula on taking Android 4.4 KitKat, quoted by AndroidAdvices.
Google and Nestlé finalised the details of Android going with KitKat at the Mobile World Congress 2013 which went through in private - concealing the truth from fans about Android's future - but it was necessary for the "greater good."
As a surprise, Google erected Android's new power symbol in KitKat form at headquarters in Mountain View which amazed everyone.
More Surprises from Android 4.4 KitKat
Google and Nestlé did surprise the world with the KitKat arrangement which started on a statue than KitKat promotion to get a brand-new Nexus 7 2013; you just have to find the right chocolate bar.
The next surprise coming from Android KitKat is the exclusive and first-hand software update of most Nexus devices and the grand revelation of the much awaited Google Nexus 5. Rumours are speculating that Android 4.4 will be announced on late October or early November 2013 with the celebration of Android's birthday which may be hosted by Nexus 5.
Other Nexus eligible to the update may include LG Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 and the Nexus 10. Older devices such as Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S may also be refreshed by the update with brand-new life cycle.
In addition to the Nexus brand, Google Edition smartphones running pure Android Vanilla UI are also qualified to receive early updates. It includes Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z.
Hinted features of Android 4.4 KitKat:
1. Updated Linux kernel which features low-memory requirement.
2. More processors supported.
3. Greatly enhanced battery life.
4. Wider global network coverage and compatibility.
5. Smoother and refined system UI.
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