Google has revealed the name of its latest Android mobile operating system and for some, it might sound a bit strange. The latest version of its Android 4.4. mobile operating system is called Kit Kat.
Kit Kat is a Hershey brand in the U.S., but a Nestle product worldwide. Though it’s a win-win for both – I wonder how much would Nestle have paid for the deal; but a Google spokesperson says no money was exchanged.
As it turns out, Google has formed a partnership with Nestle, which in a way follows the company’s naming conventions to follow desserts: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. Kit Kat = chocolate = dessert.
Android 1 billion downloads
Sundar Pichai, Google executive tweeted this morning about the good news and shared the kit kat android mascot. Cross-branding will also be visible on KitKat packaging — the green Android mascot will be shown on the front along with a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 tablet or gift card.
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
Nestle is lucky
They are as lucky as one can be. They have a chocolate that begins with letter ‘K’ & Google is launching their k-th version of android! What more does one can ask for. Nestle wanted to have this partnership because it hoped to better leverage its digital technology and content to help it better connect with consumers. It would be interesting to see how Kit Kat’s sales increase in near future.
So android users, have a break – have a …..