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Dancing candy post hints at an Android 4.4 KitKat release date Friday, October 18th

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Dancing candy post hints at an Android 4.4 KitKat release date Friday, October 18th
This is as far-fetched as it goes, but Google has been known for its pranks and Easter Eggs brain teasers, so let's see what we've got here. First off, the official Google+ account for Android KitKat posted the dancing robot confectionery you see in the thumbnail, with the tag "Everybody dance now! #AndroidKITKAT," unleashing a flurry of comments.

Some of them rightfully noted that "Everybody Dance Now" by C&C Music Factory was released on October 18th 1990, and is precisely 4 minutes and 4 seconds long, hinting that we might see an Android 4.4 announcement this Friday, October 18th.

Moreover, the new Nexus 7 ad Google released shows October 23 as the date on the widget, which put fuel in the speculation that after the Friday announcement we will have a Wednesday October 23 launch. In any case, Android 4.4 KitKat and Google Nexus 5 unveiling seems to be imminent, so all we are waiting now is for Google to stop teasing and send out something official already.

Update: In the meantime, another teaser was released that contradicts our initial thoughts and leads us in a whole new direction. With two music-related teasers the hint now seems to point towards an October 28th release date for Android 4.4 and the new Nexus 5.

source: AndroidKitKat (G+) via Techmaniacs.gr

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posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:54 1

1. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


^^ Why is Android suddenly in bed with Nestlé/KitKat? I don't see the relevance -_-

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:10 4

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Google profits from advertising and maybe in such way Google advertise Nestlé/KitKat ?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:41

26. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Fair enough. But Nestlé are rotten to the back teeth. Not a company I'd expect Google to associate themselves with...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:15 11

12. andynaija (Posts: 471; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I seriously thought there was a fly on the monitor when I looked at you're picture...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:31

25. andynaija (Posts: 471; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Correction I meant *your

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:54

15. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


we r in autumn and weather is very cold. first time I saw that fly said myself : wtf :D

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:57 4

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Google's popularity helps Nestlé, Nestlé's popularity help Google... I already ate quite a few kit Kat :x

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 10:28

23. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Because it is cool in a geeky sort of way.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:11

24. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's better than key lime pie. That is all that you need to know. I don't think I have ever even tried key lime pie before.

Desserts have nothing to do with operating systems, it is just a fun and quirky way following that naming convention. Might as well make some money off of it and at the same time coming up with a better dessert than key lime pie. It's a win win.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:55 8

2. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Finally some solid news regarding the Nexus 5 unveiling coming straight from Google....

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:55 4

3. Jobayer (Posts: 132; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Loves google puzzles

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:47 5

14. Reality_Check (Posts: 274; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Epic level decoding :P (October 18th 1990, DAMN !)

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:12 3

20. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


No doubt. To find a 4 minute 4 second song released on the same day, now that's search power for ya'.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:56 2

4. Darth_Muffin (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Oct 2013)


I'll start dancing and singing when Google officially announces the nexus 5. The wait has been exhaustive already.

of course to the beat of "Feel this moment by Pitbull"

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:56 1

5. fouadqr (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Why not October 22 ...-_-

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:57 1

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1136; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Its gonna be great android day! Can't wait.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:59

7. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Wouldn't 4.4 be 4 min and 24 seconds?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:08 7

8. ScottSchneider (Posts: 319; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Google... Stop Teasing... Bring out the event already..!!! I have to go to the bathroom... /o_0\

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:20

21. gutuebogdan (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


Best comment ever!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:08

9. power_x (Posts: 237; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


October
best month of the year

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:10 4

10. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


OMGOMGOMG!!!! ~Mashes head against keyboard with excitement~

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:19 2

13. Xianead (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


If it is going to be released on Oct. 18, then this would probably the second best birthday gift ever. xD

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:57

16. devoncatt (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Do you get the feeling this is like reading tea leaves? Or trying to anticipate which way a politician leans? Google will invite all the significant news providers to an event to get the maximum publicity possible. And yes they will try to steal some of Apple's thunder, but that could just be by announcing a press conference for a few days before or after the Ipad release to drum up excitement.

I really would like to have this phone to replace my currently dodgy phone and review it as a superior device. best quality , great features and price, but can't until it actually appears.The hype went out last summer for the Nexus 7 and the possible Nexus 5 or Android 4.4 . Google waited a week to announce the Nexus 7 to drum up excitement. Maybe they will do it again a week in the future?

I doubt the FCC shutdown caused a problem because hasn't the LG D821 has been submitted to the FCC. The FCC only controls US Phones not the rest of the world, so why would this stop Google?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:58

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2692; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great news...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:18 1

18. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


There's a new sign (This Is It) at Kit Kat google+ that indicates the date as October 28 (the day Michael Jackson's This is It was released).

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:22

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


maybe i'll be running 4.4 on my 2nd Gen Nexus 7 before next month hits. ;D

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