Friday 6 September 2013

Android Kit Kat 4.4 – The Future of Confectionary


Android is an Open-source, Linux-based Operating system released by Google on September, 2008. It is basically designed for touch-screen based mobile devices such as Smartphones and Tablets. Because of its wide range developer writing applications or “apps” now Android has turned out the most widely used Operating System for Smartphones and Tablets. As a result, despite being primarily designed for phones and tablets, it has seen additional applications on televisions, games consoles, digital cameras and other electronics.

So far Google has released various Version of Android Operating System. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. But after the release of Android version Jelly Bean, for almost a year now, Android users have been speculating, and at one point even “confirmed,” that the next Android version would be code named “Key Lime Pie.”

But nearly after four months, on 3rd September,2013 Google's Sundar Pichai, head of both Android and Chrome, has confirmed that the next version of Android. Just when all of us thought that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie would be the next upcoming version of the Android OS, Google has announced that the successor of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean would be named KitKat (yeah, the brand) and it is Android 4.4, not 5.0. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate so Google decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat.


What is Android 4.4:
Android 4.4 or KitKat is the successor of the Android version 4.3 or Jelly Bean. In September 2013 it was announced that version 4.4 of Google's Android mobile operating system would be named "KitKat". Google is licensing the name from Nestle with no money changing hands.

A promotion will be run in numerous countries with specially branded Android Kit Kat bars to win Nexus 7 devices & Google Play Store credit. Although the licensing deal is with Nestle, Hershey has also confirmed that its Kit Kat bars in the United States will be included in the promotion.

Although no further details have been released about Kit Kat 4.4, Google did provide a little teaser as to what should be expected. In its announcement, the company said, “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.” 

Below, you’ll see Christopher Catlin, Chief Breaks Officer at KitKat, describe what makes KitKat bars so special. You’ll learn that it’s “confectionary perfectionary” and available in two and eight “megabites” options. There’s even a chunky bite KitKat – whatever that is.

                             Kitkat 4.4 - The Future of Confectionary

Though Google hasn't revealed any features yet of the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat but instead, the company said: "our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody."

With this statement from Google, it is expected that KitKat will become accessible to Android-running devices with lower RAM such as 512MB and older Android version such as 2.3 Gingerbread. This optimization has been rumored to be included in Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Here are some hints on what Google would feature in Android 4.4 based on the KitKat chocolate:
  • Beautifully immersive and multi-sensory experience similar to the KitKat bar perfection.
  • Full improvements on battery, performance and security features which served by the near perfection of KitKat's symmetry.
  • Definitely for everyone as with KitKat's unbeatable taste.
  • Famous in the inside as the outside: KitKat's exceptional feel and taste.
  • Possible tri-core CPU support just like KitKat's wafer design.
  • Adjustable orientation which works perfectly in portrait or landscape for panoramic taste experience.
  • The Cloud for unbelievable taste sensation.
  • Wider global coverage so you can take it literally anywhere.
  • No contracts, no small print. With our operating system, you're not tied down to just one KitKat.
  • Perfect second screen companion and compatibility with all liquid accessories via Android 4.4 KitKat.
  • Refined software, crisp hardware and unique body, just like KitKat.

Since Google based Android 4.4 with KitKat, the upcoming Nexus devices running the brand-new OS out of the box would have similar specs with the chocolate bar. The following are the list of such specifications.
  • Dimensions: Extremely unequivocal 10mm thick, 1 finger long and fingers wide - thinner body and more comfortable keys.
  • Weight: Under specific conditions KitKat 4.4 has been known to be virtually weightless - lighter than any other Android version.
  • Edge to Edge Display: Provides maximum user enjoyment for both work and play - thinner bezel on screen with HD resolution and 4K support as well.
  • Universal Compatibility: KitKat 4.4 can be accessed anywhere around the globe - more Google Drive functions or separate Android clouding system for multiple devices.
  • Unlimited Standby Time: With unlimited standby time, KitKat 4.4 will be ready to help you go from 0 to break in a snap - more battery improvements and optimization or Android's version of built-in power saving mode.
  • The Range: No matter what kind of break you're looking for, with 2MB or 4MB or a chunky-bite option, we've got it covered - 512MB RAM support and 2.3 Gingerbread devices are not upgradable to KitKat.


  1. Unlimited stand-by time would be great to all android users. An average smartphone lasts around one day. So getting more juice from your battery definitely helps. I hope that they would also have a fix on instances that your phone is out of coverage area and when the data packets are enabled, it drains the battery faster even on standby.

  2. Yes You're right. For the Android Smartphones the battery backup is the major issue...It hardly gives one hard day back and not even one day if you're using mobile internet service continuously, which is a major concern.