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Android Key Lime Pie is now Android KitKat

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Sep 2013 17:19 User comments (6)

Android Key Lime Pie is now Android KitKat Google made a surprise move today, changing the name of their upcoming operating system from Key Lime Pie to Kit Kat, as part of a marketing deal with Nestle.
The OS, which will be either Android 4.4 or 5.0, had been long confirmed by the media as Key Lime Pie until just this week, when Google added a giant Android mascot statue made of KitKat bars on their campus.

Despite the obvious cross-marketing involved, the company says neither side is paying the other for use of the brands: "This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal," said John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships. "We wanted to do something fun and unexpected"."

Lagerling says the decision was made last year to call the OS KitKat, even though developer files and documents continued to use KLP. "We realised that very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie," he added (via BBC). "One of the snacks that we keep in our kitchen for late-night coding are KitKats. And someone said: 'Hey, why don't we call the release KitKat? We didn't even know which company controlled the name, and we thought that [the choice] would be difficult. But then we thought well why not, and we decided to reach out to the Nestle folks."

Nestle agreed within the hour, adds the exec.

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6 user comments

13.9.2013 17:40

Hope the next version isn't sponsored by Lexus or something...


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23.9.2013 17:40

Double post. Blame my Android phone for that.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Sep 2013 @ 21:17

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33.9.2013 22:00

At least they didn't name it Android 5.0 Whatchamacallit.

44.9.2013 4:39

dang. Android 5.0 Ring Pop had a nice, well, ring to it haha.

55.9.2013 19:20

Originally posted by ivymike:
At least they didn't name it Android 5.0 Whatchamacallit.
Nah, it's too soon for that. They're still on "K." Once they get to "W" we might see that. Lol

Originally posted by shortybob:
dang. Android 5.0 Ring Pop had a nice, well, ring to it haha.

Lmao. That would've been awesome.

612.9.2013 15:43

With a helpful pic of what a Kit Kat looks like.


Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

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