If you’re reading the title and thinking “Android 4.4 KitKat? That’s clever, but what’s the real name?”, brace yourself. In case you hadn’t heard yet, Google officially announced today that the next version of Android, version 4.4, will be called KitKat. Seriously. While this may seem like a promotional deal, El Goog claims that neither side is paying for the new name, and it is all to do something “fun and unexpected” and unexpected it is. Many had assumed that the next version of Android would take on the name of Key Lime Pie. As a move to get the most publicity out of it as possible, Nestle, the company behind the famous KitKat candy bar, released a video today promoting “the future of confectionery” where it promotes KitKat as a product, even talking about the dimensions being 10 mm thick, one finger long, and four fingers wide.
The ad is also interesting because it takes on a very Apple-esque vibe. The video consists of one man, Christopher Catlin (Chief Breaks Officer) describing the product, just as Jony Ive does with all new Apple products. He also uses many descriptive phrases to make the product even more interesting. Be sure to check out the video, embedded above, and leave your thoughts on the KitKat name, or the video, in the comments section below!
P.S. This article is even more enjoyable with a KitKat. I had one while writing it and it made it even more interesting. Even Apple fans can enjoy some Android now and then, right?