Google announced its latest version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the launch of this year Nexus 7 Tablet which was also rolled out to all Nexus devices which supported Android 4.3 version. Since then we had been expecting and various rumours made claims that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie might be the next Android version coming up from Google.
However today Google announced that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean would be named KitKat (and thats tasty android out there!) and it is Android 4.4 and not 5.0 as rumoured before.
We have seen reports that suggested that Google Nexus 5 might be launched with Android 5.0 but after the launch of Android 4.3 KitKat it is to hard to speculate that anymore.
Sundar Pichai, the Android & Chrome head who took place of Andy Rubin this year, confirmed the naming scheme of the next version of Android and yes it is named after Nestle’s popular candy bar, which is trademarked and licensed by Hershey in the U.S.
Google also says that “it’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”. The bold statement also suggests that Google plans to make use of its next iteration of Android in smartwatches, gaming consoles and other electronic gadgets.
Read detailed story, how the name idea took place, how kitkat became new mascot for Nestle etc here.