Android 4.4 October 21st clues hit a dead end

Android 4.4 October 21st clues hit a dead end
First, the rumors contended that October 15th was the date that we would see the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 being released. Then there was a fairly thinly connected rumor that the date will actually be October 28th (which it very well may be). But, there was another theory that the KitKat clues may have been pointing towards Monday October 21st, but that theory has hit a dead end.

The theory was based on what seemed to be a simple countdown happening with the KitKat teaser posts. On the 14th, there was a teaser involving 007, the next day saw a KitKat bugdroid in 6 pieces, after that were possible number 5s, and on Thursday was a simple KitKat bar with 4 pieces. Yesterday, we were hoping to see a reference to the number 3, which would have continued the countdown, but instead there was an image suggesting we "have a relaxing break, with a cool ocean breeze."

There are certainly no overt references to the number 3 in the image, which shows a KitKat pier reaching out into water. The image does remind us of a wider shot of the first Moto X teaser image, but there isn't much to take from that. Although it is a reach, we do like a theory suggested by a reader which is that the countdown is on a "break" and will resume Monday. If that happens, the countdown would end on October 24th, which is when Google does have an event planned. It has been said that the event will not include hardware, but that doesn't mean it won't include Android 4.4.

Whatever Google is planning should become clear this week, likely soon after the Microsoft/Nokia and Apple announcements, because that's how the game is played.



source: @KitKat

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28 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

3 capitol letters (Have, Kit Kat) = 3 days.

2. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Half life 3 confirmed

5. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Anyone wanna tell me why on all nexus news and kitkat news, people reply "half life 3 confirmed" ? afaik it's a game right? why are we mixing this with kitkat posts ?

7. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Have you played Half Life 3 yet?

8. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It's an internet meme, it doesn't appear exclusively on Nexus and Kitkat posts, i barely see this in tech blogs at all, its mostly used on meme websites and facebook and refers to the long waited Half Life 3 which people have been expecting for a long time but Valve refuses to "confirm".

11. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

so why are these people posting this here? It's actually very annoying. Same goes at G+ too :|

23. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

It's an unfunny joke perpetuated by D-bags who are incapable of original thought and/or humor.

3. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Also, Half Life 3 confirmed! EDIT: Ninja'd, haha

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Capital*

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Gesture typing with Google Keyboard failed me. :(

4. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Actually they pretty clearly say, take a break. Means have a great weekend, countdown starts on monday again..... so.. let's see. 3,2,1,0 - mon-tue-wed-thur. So 24th it is. Perfect as the google's event for play store. Though it has been said, that the event won't have any hardware, but then again it's not official from google that it won't have any hardware. 28th is kinda confirmed as many sources has said, at the end of October, but for now, we can use 24th for now.

20. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Maybe they need a break and it must have been postponed or something. Either way we'll know eventually in a day or two after the nokia and apple unveiling.

28. amrmoreira

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

We do see things that we want to see. I tryed to save the picture and it has 24KB, that made me assume that it would be 24th the release, but who knows?

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Also - Have a break, have a KitKat. 3 K's

10. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Its funny how the smallest of changes excite android fans.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's funny has the smallest of market shares excites Nokia fans.

25. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Great zing +1

12. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Well there are 3 boats in the water so....

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm looking at at least six.

16. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

yeah, there are a minimum of 6 but people only want to see 3 and ignore the other boats :)

13. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

There are 3 boats in the water At least that looks like it to me in that lo-res image

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

There are a lot more than three boats in the water. Pay attention.

17. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Stop trying to find meaning where there are NO meanings!! CanĀ“t you just sit down, relax and wait? I think the message is clear: Have a break. =D My two (overly overrated) cents.

19. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

there are 3000 trees in the picture, so...

21. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Advertising for kitkat.....

22. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Have anyone ever thought that this is just a nice image background that google found and just added the text over it without any meaning behind it? On the other hand if you count all the pixels in the image, divide them by the number of android sheeps you get the Half Life 3 release date.

26. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Please refer to #23

27. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Hmm, not every KitKat advertisement has to be about Android. They do sell candy bars.

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