Mr. Android or Sunder Pichai who is the Senior Vice President for Android, Chrome & Apps at Google revealed the next version of Android in a tweet today. Instead of moving up to 5.0, the next version of Android will be 4.4 and will be called KitKat.
We now have over 1 Billion Android activations and hope this guy in front of the building keeps that momentum going pic.twitter.com/V0VovgmObl
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) September 3, 2013
The picture he posted is what you see up there- a giant KitKat version of Android. Details on the new platform are scarce but I’m sure that we’ll find out a lot more as Google I/O approaches. The only hint that Android’s website mentions is:
It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.
Nestle has also issued a press release acknowledging the partnership with Google.
“We’re excited to announce this partnership with Android, the world’s most popular mobile platform, which will help us to enable even more Kit Kat fans to enjoy their break,” said Patrice Bula, Nestlé’s Head of Marketing.
To mark the release of Android KitKat, more than 50 million specially branded Kit Kat bars will be available in 19 markets including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Middle East, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.