Android KitKat is coming, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system


Google announced Tuesday that the next iteration of its Android mobile operating system (4.4) will be called KitKat. Google has a history of naming versions of its Android OS after desserts — Cupcake, Froyo, Gingerbread and Jelly Bean have all made the rotation — but never has the company chosen a branded candy for its OS.

The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie.The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to be seen as a marketing coup for the Swiss food and beverage maker; BBC Reported.

Google says that "it's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody." That's certainly a bit vague, but the statement does line up with earlier rumors that suggested Google plans to use its next Android release in smartwatches, gaming consoles, low-cost smartphones, and even laptops.

A superb and colored splash page of android here explains all the Operating System versions and confirms the next version is "Android 4.4, KitKat".