KitKat is name of Google’s new Android software
Google has branded its 4.4 Android operating system as KitKat in a surprise move which sees an official tie-up with Nestle and its world-famous famous chocolate bar.
The new OS was known as Key Lime Pie and the name change took everyone by surprise. Only a few top Google officials were informed about the name change. Nestle too kept the association secret despite printing millions of chocolate bar wrappers featuring the Android logo over the past two months to coincide with the official launch.
Most Google employees got to know the new name when a statue of the Android mascot made out of KitKat fingers was unveiled at the firm's campus in California.
Google said that its Android operating system has exceeded one billion activations since being launched.
Previous versions of Google’s Android operating system were called Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo (short for frozen yoghurt), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.