Google has chosen Kit Kat as the name for the next version of Android which comes out next month in October 2013, says a September 3, 2013 ABC News article, "Android 4.4 Kit Kat: Google Teams Up with Nestle on the Name of the Next Version of Android." One of the reasons why Kit Kat was chosen is that it's a favorite snack of the team of Google employees, since the early days of the Android, according to the according to the September 4, 2013 Associated Press article published in the Sacramento Bee, "Phone software gets a chocolaty name." The next Android OS, version 4.4, will be named after the internationally popular candy bar, KitKat.
Android chief Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday via Twitter and Google Plus that Android had hit 1 billion activations and also added a little treat. The next version of the operating system -- Android 4.4 -- won't be named Key Lime Pie, as rumored, it will be called or codenamed Kit Kat. Nestle will make a number of Android-themed Kit Kat bars. Check out the website that promotes it. Check out, "Kit Kat Jingle By Coko Korinne - YouTube." A KitKat bar actually is a wafer covered in milk chocolate.
Is it applied psychology in promotion to make you think of sweet snacks whenever you think of digital devices?
More than 50 million specially branded chocolate bars will be available in 19 markets. After you the chocolate bar, you can enter to win Google prizes, including the Nexus 7 tablet. Check out Nestle's press release, that notes a limited number of robot-shaped bars will be available.
Google has also erected a Kit Kat statue in the shape of the Android robot in front of its Android headquarters in Mountain View, California, where you can view other Android statues. Google has named each of its Android versions in alphabetical order after desserts, starting with Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and now Kit Kat. Check out the site, Google's Nexus 7 Is Faster, Thinner, But More Expensive.Google has launched a website about Kit Kat -- the software. Check out the video, about the new #AndroidKitKat. Also +KIT KAT has unveiled a new video to announce the +Android KitKat 4.4. See the site.
Androids at first were given generic names of sweet snack foods
For more information check out The Android Story. Androids in the past were first given generic names such as donut and cupcake, but also more specific names such as Froyo, which may stand for Froyo: Premium Frozen Yogurt, which is a concept such as self-serve premium frozen yogurt.
Now the name is even more specific for an Android device, being an actual brand name of a chocolate candy bar, Kit-Kat. In the website, The Android Story, the Androids go from Android 1.5, named Cupcake to Android 1.6 named Donut. Notice that these are all generic names rather than specific brand names of products. But the Android 2.2 is named Froyo. And people familiar with self-serve premium frozen yogurt may be familiar with the popular Froyo site.
By Android 2.3, you're back to a generic name: Gingerbread, rather than a specific product's brand name. Android 3.0 is even more generic with the name Honeycomb. Android 4.0 is Ice Cream Sandwich. That's a generic name. You can make sandwiches from anything at home. Android 4.1 is named Jellybean, still a generic name and not a brand name, since there are many brands of jelly beans. Now, coming out in October 2013 is Android 4.4...a brand name of a Hershey's chocolate bar actual product that's popular for many, on various TV commercials, and a favorite of the Google team...KitKat.
The Android 2.0 is named Eclair. Notice that almost no one gives their new gadgets the names of healthy foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, or arugula. If it's going to have a name, a device usually gets the name of something that reminds you of sugar or at least sweet tastes--not bitter, sour, or salty sensations on the tongue or in your brain. That way the dopamine hormones in your brain pour out stimulating the pleasure zone of taste and association with sweets, and you associate any given device with the taste of something sweet and mouth-watering such as a chocolate bar pleasure of candy melting. For some cavity-whacked people, sweetness is associated in the brain with the dentist's drill. Or does the name KitKat perhaps bring up memories of that cute kitten face puff ball you want to reach out and touch? For most people familiar with the candy bar, it's a popular treat favored by many on the job or at play or break time.
To celebrate, starting on September 6, 2013, Google is giving away Google Nexus 7 Tablets, Google Play Credits, and free KitKat minis. It's a promotion, and you have a chance to possibly win. Check out the Hershey's KitKat site for more information on the latest news of what's happening with Google and KitKat.