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

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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26 Comments

1. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

26. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

12. andynaija

Posts: 1253; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

25. andynaija

Posts: 1253; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Correction I meant *your

15. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because it is cool in a geeky sort of way.

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

3. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Loves google puzzles

14. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

20. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

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

4. Darth_Muffin

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 06, 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"

5. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Why not October 22 ...-_-

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

7. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Wouldn't 4.4 be 4 min and 24 seconds?

8. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

21. gutuebogdan

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

Best comment ever!!!

9. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

October best month of the year

10. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

13. Xianead

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

16. devoncatt

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 03, 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?

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great news...

18. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 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).

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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