Nishtha KanalSep 04, 2013 10:30:46 IST
The Google office is bursting with news today. Even as the Internet giant announced that the next iteration of Android, version 4.4 is to be named KitKat, Android chief Sundar Pichai has announced that the OS has passed 1 billion activations. To add to the celebrations, KitKat has also released a parody video to mock Apple.
Pichai put up a Google+ post confirming that the next version of Android will indeed be named after Nestle’s chocolate bars that are sold around the world. He mentioned that the Android ecosystem had been keeping up the momentum, and that the OS had passed 1 billion activations
KitKat had some Google+ posts of its own. This one was to make light of the entire situation and maybe even soften the blow of Android being named after a brand. The page itself has had a bit of an Android-based makeover, with the display picture of the brand being changed into the KitKat version of the Android mascot.
There’s also an Apple-style video that spoofs how the Cupertino company introduces its new products. Titled Android KitKat 4.4 – The future of confectionary, the host of the video is “Chief Breaks Officer” Chris Catlin. With a soft background music to accompany the video, Catlin talks about how impressively KitKat bars are crafted. While most of the video isn’t too funny, the part where Catlin talks about KitKat being available in “2 megabites” and “4 megabites” will make this minute-long video worth it.
The alliance between Google and Nestle was announced on Tuesday but talks to name the newest Android version “KitKat” had been brewing since last November. Inside dope is that KitKat happens to be Android’s Engineering Head Hiroshi Lockheimer’s favourite chocolate.
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