Give us a break: Nestle's Facebook page confirms October Android 4.4 launch

Give us a break: Nestle's Facebook page confirms October Android 4.4 launch
The Google Nexus 5 has followed the recent tradition of high profile prototypes found in a bar. But thanks to the name of the Android build likely to be on the phone, we find confirmation of a rumored October launch of Android 4.4 in an unusual place. The Facebook page belonging to chocolate hawker Nestle shows that the company is expecting an October release of Android 4.4, aka Kit Kat.

It is amazing how high-tech a candy bar company can be. But we do have to wonder whether the person handling Nestle's social media sites would know the inner workings in Mountain View. It could be that some Googlers were bribed with a lifetime supply of that deliciously crispy bar (try the white chocolate version, it's to die for!), or it could just have been a flip response to someone questioning whether the Android 4.4 launch was coming in October.

As for now, we'll still take our chances with an October release and hope that it is not just half-baked speculation.


source: Nestle via UnwiredView

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20 Comments

1. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Yummmy, I can't wait.

13. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

All the chocolate candy boys lining up for it and maybe just maybe will be getting it next year or not...lol

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And in October, my N7 and Note 3 will be rocking 4.4 KK. :)

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

I assume you'll be rooting then because I don't see the Note 3 officially getting 4.4 until Q2 2014 at the very earliest. Think about it. The Note 2 was the first non-Nexus device to debut with 4.1. That was October 2012. Here it is almost a year later & I'm still rocking 4.1. I love Samsung & their update history with flagships is the best among Android OEMs, but that's just real talk.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Who doesn't root? I'm currently on 4.3 on my S3.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Only a very small segment of Android users root their phones. That's just fact. So, to answer your question, most people.

3. ilia1986 unregistered

The most advanced mobile OS gets even better! Can't wait!! :D

5. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

U should say like Apple fan guy Mxyzptlk, its Ultra Super Advanced Mobile OS in the whole Universum. :) But sure Android beats out all others mobile OS, just look at how peoples have been using android in others ways and not just for smartphone use. Android TV box, Google TV, Media center box, android satellite box. Really impressed the way android have developed and more to come in future.

4. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Really excited to see the new features and optimizations that will be coming with Android 4.4 KitKat. I Hope, Google have given a high priority to optimize the - 1. Battery Power Consumption 2. Better RAM utilization 3. Faster OS with minimal or no lag 4. Even buttery smooth transitions within UI 5. Even Smooth Graphics Animations 6. High Customization

8. sckortyman

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

So basically you want a faster and lighter OS? That would be awesome but, I think most of the under the hood changes that google wanted to do was done in 4.3. I think 4.4 will have a revised look (not completely new though)

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I think it'll bring more than revised look since its rumoured to bring support for even low specification phone like 512mb ram phones. My wish list features are: 1- optimized for running smooth on low end phones 2- new UI , not complete revamp,that's comes only in android 5.0 3- better cloud integration (may integrate some chrome os features) 4- unified messaging app and contacts with all popular social sites 5- better multitasking like multi window 6- an option to turn off OEM skins like sense, touch wiz 7- a better camera app(rumoured to bring gps support) 8- improved security. 9-improved google now may be an assistant like Siri. 10- performance boost and bug fixes.

18. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Making all manufacturer and carrier customization uninstallable would be awesome. Even if it requires root. It would be freaking incredible if all that crap was forced into a launcher with no special privledges. That way the OS could be updated independently.

12. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Lag??? i assume your taking about 2.3? have you used a stock Jellybean 4.3? its buttery smooooth. Maybe your talking about Touchwiz and Sense both skins and both tend to lag considerably with more apps while multitasking. Maybe Google should allow Manufacturers more assistance in making their Skins faster.

17. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

My nexus 7 2012 is running jelly bean 4.3 and and still lags quite often...

6. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

kitkat fetish...!! :)

9. suiadan87

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I would like to know what the 4.4 version actually CONTAINS. Christ, people are freaking out and I've yet to hear any information what so ever on it. O.o

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The main thing I wish and pray kitkat brings to the table is optimisation : RAM, battery, UI (miniscule or no lag- one can dream huh?) and worldwide availability of nexus 5.

14. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Even best specs computer with windows 8 has lags. It is normal for an os doing multitasking and loading any user customizations for compacting the system. Even machine needs justification for bringing dynamics action. Just how long the lags happen. If the lags take too much, it means there is something wrong with the machine, hardwares or system crash. So it is needs manual justification and tweaks. And, thanks, even closed system offering smoother operation and minimal errors, I'd still take compatibility and customization to fit my needs. Sorry, english is not my language, so, here I am.

19. werthedroids

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

can't wait to get it on my n4! it would be awesome if you could switch between holo dark and holo light modes for the whole os. that would make it much more unified. ps and i know they would be kinda copying from windows phone, but it would still be cool

20. DomSanity

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Wish I can lick it too like the girl who licked the ipad mini.. lol

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