Google has revealed that the next version of Android will be called KitKat and not Key Lime Pie.
Android version 4.4 (not 5.0) has been given the codename “KitKat” rather than Key Lime Pie as has been highly rumoured. It’s not really clear as to why they chose the name but according to Google, they said that ”KitKat has been a favorite candy on the team for some time, so for the K release, we asked if they’d be willing to lend their iconic candy bar to its name.” It has also been said that the partnership was cash-free, but that’s left to be seen.
They’ve also added a page for the new brand and are also providing free Nexus 7s and Google Play Store credit in a contest between Nestle’s KitKat and themselves. According to them, there are currently 1 billion devices running various versions of Android worldwide and it is rumoured that the next version may power smart watches and gaming consoles.
Here’s the new logo.