Does bowing ball in tweet mean October 28th launch for KitKat?

Does bowing ball in tweet mean October 28th launch for KitKat?
"When will KitKat launch?" has become a national obsession in the U.S. replacing "who shot JFK?" as the question weighing on American's minds. Ok, maybe that is a large overstatement, but with a number of industry sources expecting the latest Android OS build to be released any day between now and the end of the month, the question has become something of a puzzle.

As such, we have smartphone fanatics in general and Android users specifically, looking through every tweet, press release and news report hoping to break the code that will reveal the launch date of Android 4.4. And like those in the 1920's who used to believe that future stock market winners were encoded inside the dialogue bubbles of comic strips, there are some who have taken apart a tweet sent from the @KitKat Twitter page and say that it shows an October 28th release of the new OS build.

Those who believe in this analysis say that the three holes in the bowling ball represent a countdown toward the release of KitKat. Three holes equals three days to go. The tweet was sent out on Friday, so we will be on the lookout today for some image from @KITKAT that would give us a hint that there are two days remaining until the KitKat launch.

Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source: @KITKAT



1. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Enough! These hopeless countdowns are getting really lame now

26. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Yeah I agree, I'd say this is the line.

34. tuminatr

Posts: 1158; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

just a thought there are 3 black finger / thumb holes and 4 white circles that kind of look like a one . you could say the ball says 31, so announce on the 29th release on the 31st is my guess

28. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

What if the pic featured a bowling ball with x holes? All bowling balls have 3 holes!! Those speculations about 4.4 release are getting crazier and lamer every day!!

31. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2477; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Did anyone else notice the 29 retweets? OMG! This must somehow confirm that the 29th is the date that they will release Android 4.4! And that my friends is how ridiculous this reporting has become.

33. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

google is trolling the s**t out of everyone

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Well.... Lets see if this one turns out to be true......

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Can't wait!!! 4.4 will blow the living crap out of everything even more than 4.3! iOS, WP, whatever!! :D

4. olamba333

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 17, 2013

waiting for

5. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013


6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

why not 4 (the reflections on the ball) or 7 (the kitkat bars)?

36. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

lol yea there's also 4 lines on the lanes, 2 stars at the top and so on. it's funny how they only chose to count the 3 holes in the bowling ball lol

7. JaiKB

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I feel like Google is trolling us and everything they give us about Kit Kat we make it into a huge obsession if it is or not. I bet there are some interns sitting in the Google seat and they say post something on twitter without even meaning anything and we make something about of it. But if Kit Kat is going to get released by the end of this month just wait it isn't going to kill anyone.

8. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

3 holes... Half-Life 3 confirmed!

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Maybe there are three holes on the ball because bowling balls have three holes... Just sayin'

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


10. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

gooogle, STAAHHP!!!

12. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

If you multiply the 3 holes times the 4 reflections on the ball times the 7 kit kat bars you get 84. Now divide that by the 3 clues you see on the image and we get the number. YOU GOT IT!!!! 28!!!!! WTF...HOW OMINOUS!!!!

16. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen....... CHUCK NORRIS. :P

22. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Here's another theory: In a bowling frame if you get 3 strikes, your score for the frame is 30. Now because we have "3" holes in the bowling ball, it points to an Oct 30th launch.

13. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

average number of PA titles per day: 20 average number of PA titles about KitKat per day: 200

14. ZombieHunter

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Um.... Google is just screwing with everyone. Putting out pictures of nothing important and letting people run with their imaginations... So far, "Rumor" has it.... the Nexus will be released sometime between Oct 16, 2013 to blah blah 2014.... I love it.... At least someone will be right since everyday has been picked for the next six months.

15. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Maybe... a far-fetched speculative rumor a day keeps Kit-Kat away.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

28th sounds right because it's the beginning of the week

18. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Look we all need to calm down about these rumours and hidden meanings let's just wait til October ends to start questioning things. Have some patience it will come out by the end of October......... I think!

19. Rixarm

Posts: 12; Member since: May 20, 2013

Am fed up with this.. but still waiting..

20. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

lol, all these guessing. -.- Bowling were invented on 29 Dec, does it means release day are at 29 Dec or 29 Okt? :p Also there are 7 KitKats, does it means 27 Oct? :p

21. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Even assuming that makes sense, that's about 2 days away. How is Google even planning to release it without invites? Youtube livestream?

23. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

When i saw the title i thought it was a new game I hadn't heard of before. Bowling, not bowing

24. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I see 1 ball and 7 pins that means January 7th. If you look deeper you see 3 holes and 4 spots on the ball, that tells me March 4th.

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