In a surprise move, a new statue of Google’s mobile operating system depicting the mascot signed has arrived in the Mountain View campus. While everyone was waiting for Key Lime Pie, the California giant has officially announced the Android 4.4 KitKat.
Here’s a sweet accompanying the “K release,” which has been discussed several times in recent months. The decision to tie a technology or software to a product of the food industry is unprecedented in computer science. Initially, the idea jumped into the lead of the team led by John Lagerling (Director of Android Global Partnerships division) last November. A few hours after, the leaders have expressed their willingness to establish the terms of the agreement. Then, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the parties met to establish all the details, leading to the final handshake. According to reports, the contract is “not a money-changing-hands kind of deal.”
Google’s Android page has already received a makeover citing, “it’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
While Android chief, Sundar Pichai had just returned from a trip to Asia visiting Android ecosystem partners and shared an update on Android momentum on his Google+ page. Now over a billion Android devices have been activated to date on the planet, and counting.
“All this Android innovation is driving tremendous ecosystem momentum and I’m excited to share that together we’ve now passed 1 Billion Android device activations,” and Pichai also added, “I was also thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn — love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites.”
While the official sources are silent at the moment and there is no clue for the new features in Android 4.4 KitKat so far.