Dancing candy post hints at an Android 4.4 KitKat release date Friday, October 18th
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 16, 2013, 3:47 AM
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.
This story is part of:Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 release date and announcement rumors (5 updates)
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17 October New teaser theory puts Android 4.4 announcement on October 21stThe first time we had a theory about what the KitKat Twitter feed might be suggesting with its posts, it took some leaps in logic to get to the idea that Google might be aiming at October 28th as the date to announce Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5. This time around, the theory is a bit easier to follow, but where it is pointing is a bit less believable...
16 October Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming on October 28 as per teasersThe teasing continues and KitKat has dropped yet one more braintwister for us to chase after…
16 October Dancing candy post hints at an Android 4.4 KitKat release date Friday, October 18thThe 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 announcement this Friday, October 18th...
10 October Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 release date pegged for October 15th, say Google Launchpad devsSome developers have apparently been told around the workshops and networking events that the release date of Android 4.4 KitKat and, respectively, the Google Nexus 5 (or Nexus 4 2013) phone will be October 15th, not the 14th date the folks from Down Under speculated on before. We can't vouch for the validity of these claims, but there's been enough smoke around an eventual next week release to conclude there might be fire soon...
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^^ Why is Android suddenly in bed with Nestlé/KitKat? I don't see the relevance -_-
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 3:54 AM 1
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Google profits from advertising and maybe in such way Google advertise Nestlé/KitKat ?
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:10 AM 4
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I seriously thought there was a fly on the monitor when I looked at you're picture...
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:15 AM 11
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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 Oct 16, 2013, 11:11 AM 0
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Loves google puzzles
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 3:55 AM 4
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Epic level decoding :P (October 18th 1990, DAMN !)
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:47 AM 5
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Google... Stop Teasing... Bring out the event already..!!! I have to go to the bathroom... /o_0\
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:08 AM 7
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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 Oct 16, 2013, 4:57 AM 0
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