Android version 4.4 is KitKat

Yes, you read it right, and no we are not suddenly changing our niche from a tech blog to a foodblog by talking about potential chocolates we would like to have. In an effort to perhaps make Android more ‘lickable’, Google have deviced to go with the name Kitkat for their Android version 4.4. It is indeed interesting this move given that everyone knew the next Android version was slated to be called Key Lime Pie. Most of the experts believe that using a name like Kitkat is nothing more than a marketing exercise to bring in a name that everybody knows and loves. Apparently, a deal was stuck with Nestle to be able to use the trademark name.

Android version 4.4

Director of Partnerships for Android told BBC, that the main reason for not using the name Key Lime Pie was that not many people know what it is and do not know the taste of it. Google have said,”It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”

It is said that the deal was finalised within hours and the main reason the name KitKat was picked was because it has been a personal favorite of Hiroshi Lockheimer’s, who is the Engineering Head of Android. We do expect that the next Android version could well be announced in the last quarter of this year.

Are you in favor of naming the Android version 4.4 as KitKat? Let us know in the section below.

Google Nexus 4 Now Available for 25% Less

Google Nexus 4 has been one of the best smartphones in the Android market since its release late last year. Despite a rather flaky Camera to put it mildly and a battery life that is not the greatest, the Nexus 4 has been one of the top end Android phones of the world. The reason behind the success of the Nexus 4 is pretty simple. It is, that the device is available unlocked and off contract. Coupled with these two, the Nexus 4 so far has been one of the cheapest higher end Android phones you can pick. Add to it, the global availability of the device, you know that Nexus 4 was bound to be a winner.

Nexus 4 Price Drop

However, the device is even more tempting a proposition, as Google has decided to slash the price of the LG Nexus 4 by as much as 25%. This is a huge price drop and several experts of the industry believe, the reason behind it is the impeding arrival of Nexus 5, a device that may be launched in the holiday season this year with the latest Android OS 5.0 or Keylime Pie running.

The price drop currently is applicable in countries such as US, US, Spain, Germany, Korea, Australia and Canada, but the offer is expected to reflect on the pricing in other countries too. The 8 GB variant is now $199 while the 16 GB one is $249.