Android 4.4 Is Codenamed 'KitKat'

3 September 2013

BBC News:

“This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC.

Instead, he said, the idea was to do something “fun and unexpected”.

When Apple “is doing some things differently”, they tweaked the way they announce a new version of their desktop operating system. When Google wants to do something unexpected, they name their OS after a chocolate bar.1

Go figure.

1 Nestlé are making limited edition Kit Kats with the Android robot on the wrapper. The Verge has photos.