The KitKat phone you’re hearing about isn’t a chocolate telephone for kids, but for some, the new Google Nexus mobile operating system is definitely a treat, ABC News reported on Oct. 31.
The KitKat phone boasts Google’s latest operating system, the Android 4.4, which has been dubbed the KitKat, and launched immediately on Google’s new Nexus 5 phone with Thursday’s release. The KitKat operating system will roll out to other Nexus devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, in the coming weeks.
The KitKat OS (also called Kit Kat, with an extra space), among other things, is supposed to feature faster multitasking ability, which is important because it allows the new Android software to work on lower-end phones in developing countries, not just on higher-end phones.
According to the Android.com website, the Android OS powers more than 1 billion smartphones and tablets around the world. Each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean — and now KitKat, because “these devices make our lives so sweet.”