Mobile OSs Android 4.4 KitKat revealed?

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    I still keep thinking its April 1st and Google is pulling our leg.

    I was really thinking it would be 5.0 and it be called Key Lime Pie
     
  3. the8thark, Sep 3, 2013
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    http://www.android.com/kitkat/

    It's real. And Google is probably paying royalties to use that name.

    Android went like this:

    1.5 cupcake
    1.6 donut
    2.0 eclair
    2.2 froyo
    2.3 gingerbread
    3.0 honeycomb
    4.0 icecream sandwich
    4.1 jelly bean
    4.4 kitkat

    The next should be

    5.0 Defence Force Chocolate Ration

    [​IMG]
     
  4. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Yeah I'm not sure what to think of this. New name indicates it's a major update, but point release indicates otherwise. I really hope it's major, since 4.2 and 4.3 were relatively minor and the stale Holo design language dates back to October 2011.
     
  5. paulbennett95 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Nexus promotion with KitKat is probably an attempt to make the Nexus brand more well known. I've seen maybe 3 TV commercials for a Nexus device total, so any advertising is good for them.
    Exciting stuff.
     
  6. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    It seems really odd but both companies have stated its not a money deal. I couldnt really care less as long as 4.4 brings about s major overhaul.
     
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    Making it a lot harder for the CyanogenMod guys who are working on 10.2 nightlies based on 4.3, hahaha.

    Well, it's kinda like they're doing updates in the OS X format really if you think about it.
     
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    I read a comment just now that made a fair point. Those users outside the US may not know what Key Lime Pie is whereas KitKat is something that people the world over know. Plus, it's a marketing opportunity for both companies, so why not?

    Frankly, I couldn't care less what the name of the OS is. Does anyone really care once they have it? :D
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Most people don't even have 4.3 yet, and the one who do aren't all that happy anyway because of the issues.

    This really is a coverup to those issues.
     
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    The point release is rather odd, I wonder if this will be like honeycomb was for tablets but for smartwatches and then we'll skip over an iteration ....

    Liquorice anyone?
     
  11. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    They just finally gave it an official name and version number aka 4.4 .

    It does not mean it will be out anytime soon and we will get lucky if the galaxy s5 comes out with kit Kat at launch.they usually ship with a matured version and will most likely launch with 4.3 and then jump in kit Kat after it has had a few updates released for it.same reason we still don't have a bunch of cells running 4.3 yet

    The new nexus will be the first to use this and that won't be out till late Nov mid december
     
  12. streetfoldsfive macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'm excited! :D
    I'm hoping for a decent change. Maybe some changes to tablets?
     
  13. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Very few times has a new name meant a new whole number.
     
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    I like the new name "Kit Kat" very chocolatey hihihi :D
     
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    Jelly Bean broke that tradition.
     
  16. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Eh?

    Tradition?

    Android 1.5 Cupcake
    Android 1.6 Donut

    Android 2.0-2.1 Eclair
    Android 2.2–2.2.3 Froyo
    Android 2.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread

    Android 3.0-3.2 Honeycomb
    Android 4.0–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
    Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean
    Android 4.4 KitKat

    What tradition?
     
  17. Todd B. macrumors 6502

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    As if there wasn't any doubt as to the fact that Google is a marketing company first....
     
  18. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Since its a point release but with new name I predict:

    - A new more modern UI, just like iOS 7. Not a huge overhaul, just refresh it.
    - Apart from that some minor new features: more customizations on the home screen, more Google Now features, etc.

    Maybe there's a chance they add some big features, but we'll see.
     
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    I don't think any money is involved, actually...

    Did anybody else see the video, though...?
     
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    Person1: Dude your android froze!

    Person2: No it's just having a brake, with kitkat!
     
  22. paulbennett95 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a possibility I was thinking too.
     
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    I couldn't care less about the name. I just want to know what it brings to the table.
     
  25. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure he was a leaker lol - seemed to know WAY too much about Android and releases......

    Anyhow, this is what I have to say to those clamouring for an "overhaul" of Android....

    "Give me a break! Give me break! Break me off a piece of that KitKat 4.4!"
     

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