We have yet to hear about an official release date for Android 4.4 Kit Kat, but a series of tweets from Nestle (maker of the Kit Kat bar) suggest that we could see the update hit on October 28, based on a couple of hints from these tweets. Nestle sent out a pair of tweets suggesting the release date based on a few classic pieces of music trivia.
The first tweet says, “Everybody dance now!,” which is in reference to the song “Gonna Make You Sweat” by The C+C Music Factory, which were originally known as The 28th Street Crew. Furthermore, the second tweet includes a photo that spells out “This Is It” with Kit Kit pieces, referencing Michael Jackson’s movie with the same name, which was released on October 28.
This date makes sense, seeing as how the Nexus 4 was released on October 29 last year, and we’re expecting both Android 4.4 Kit Kat and the Nexus 5 on the same day, so October 28 would be a good time to release such products. However, we’re obviously taking this one with a grain of salt, seeing as how the connections between the two tweets could just be coincidental; The C+C Music Factory released “Gonna Make You Sweat” on October 18, while the album version of Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” was released in the US on October 26.
This means that the only connection between the two tweets is a former name of a classic band and the release date of a movie, which seems pretty far-fetched, but Google isn’t one to shy away from far-fetched puzzles that leave us guessing. It’s possible we’ll see another tweet tomorrow that will provide us with yet another clue, but either way, the release date of Android 4.4 Kit Kat and the Nexus 5 are quickly approaching, and we’ll no doubt officially hear about them later this month.
Previous dates that we’ve heard have been October 23 and October 31. The 23rd would be the day after Apple’s iPad event, which might make sense, given that Google likes to take attention away from Apple. However, neither of these dates obviously line up with the 28th, so we’re left still scratching our heads. Either way, we should be hearing from Google shortly about an official date, but for the time being, we’re left guessing.