Android 4.4 KitKat Announced
On the heels of Apple’s iPhone 5S launch date invites comes a big tease from Google who has showed off a giant new Android Kit Kat statue in front its headquarters, something that coincided with its Android 4.4 Kit Kat announcement.
Android’s Sundar Pichai took to Twitter today to show off a new chocolate covered Android statue that has the words “Kit Kat” plastered on the front. The Android head says that the company now has over one billion Android activations and that “hope this guy in front of the building keeps that momentum going.”
Google quickly announced the arrival of Android 4.4 Kit Kat, its next major Android release, which now puts rumors of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie to rest. The company did not reveal any of the Android 4.4 features instead saying that it’s “our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
This falls in line with rumors that suggested that the next version of Android would see its requirements lowered so that it could become available for a host of devices including wearable technology and gaming consoles. It likely will emerge for lower-end phones as well.
Google also announced a contest in which it will be partnering with Kit Kat to offer users a brand new Nexus 7 tablet or a Google Play Store credit. Users only have to look on specially marked Kit Kat bars to find out if they won.
The company offers Android users a way to sign up for information about the Android 4.4 release date which is unknown. Rumors suggest that a new Nexus smartphone could be touching down in October so it’s possible that Android 4.4 Kit Kat will arrive next month.
Google’s announcement comes just a few short minutes after Apple announced its iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 launch date which is set for September 10th.