Larry Page just got the new Android release: KitKat

Larry Page just got the new Android release: KitKat
We're sad to say that we aren't referring to Android 4.4 with this one. We know that the Android update will be out in the next couple of months when Google announces the new Nexus phone (or phones?) and the new Nexus 10 tablet. But, in the meantime, there are some real world treats making their way out, and that means Google CEO Larry Page has gotten a KitKat.

As we know, part of Google's partnership with KitKat to use the name for the next major version of Android was that there would also be a contest. KitKat would have Android branded packaging and a contest in which it would give away Nexus 7 tablets, but also specially made KitKat bars that are designed to look like the Android bugdroid. 

Of course, being the CEO of Google has its perks, and one of them is that Larry Page has already gotten his own KitKat bugdroid. It looks pretty good, and we definitely want to get one, but we'll have to win one just like anyone else, it seems. 

source: +Larry Page



1. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

-_- I'm jealous.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Wow! I want to stock up on that!!

34. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

most delicious version of Android yet! And I want one of those android Kit kats. Maybe Android kit kats can replace the chocolate easter bunnies! Then after that, we need reese and snickers android bars too!

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I hate chocolate

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

who cares..........!!!

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

mmmmm chocholate "kitKat Android" (HOMER SIMPSON)

28. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Android KitKat is genius marketing on many levels. First everybody loves Kit-Kat or at least thinks it has a cool form factor and name, so Android Kit-Kat sounds delicious too. It's also easy to remember, especially if you are reminded of it in stores (particularly if Android-shaped KitKats hit them, I mean they look super-cool). And of course the cross-marketing potential is huge, it's almost a shamefully good pick as if Samsung chose Guinness to build their marketing around, "taste this and you're gonna get great deep blacks" or something. :D

4. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

What Android needs to do is unify every single android device and make them all updateable to kitkatt that would be awesome people want to ignore fragmentation but it is the giant green elephant in the room you can count the number of devices that have an official, unmodded version of 4.3 and kitkat will make that number even more dismal the majority of Android are either mid range or lower and ignoring them an official kitkat update is not ideal

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

google would have to force all the manufacturers to do this, and i don't see those companies going to the froyo/gingerbread/ics devices and updating them which is a shame because i think kitkat is supposedly compatible w/ devices with even 512mb of ram.

12. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

The reason android is successful is because Google wasn't aggressive with it's OEMs. Wait a year, if it really does bring amazing optimization then it will unacceptable not to have it by this time next year.

22. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Most manufactorers don't see it worth their time and resources to upgrade a 4.1 device to 4.2/4.3 because 4.2 and 4.3 were minor updates.

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Majority of users don't have a problem with it, only us tech heads blow it out of proportion. If fragmentation was that much of a problem, Android wouldn't be sitting at 80% world share. Can't use cheap phones as an excuse for high sales either, they suffer more fragmentation than flagships. When you look at the big picture, fragmentation issues are small.

17. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Fragmentation is a problem and many non tech people deal with it all the time Android is popular for two reasons cheap devices in every market and mind share every where you go you're being told that Android is the best so people run out and buy it but they either don't know that Android is crap without jelly bean and 1gb if ram or they don't have access to the latest devices because of either price or availability people still want iPhones because they are straight forward even though both you and I know that you can get better for less there is a reason Lumia 520 is flying off the shelves... that being said if you don't have the latest Android you're missing out and are most likely frustrated by your device (that if you don't know how to root and install custom roms) check the customer satisfaction of the oses... They speak for themselves

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Fragmentation occurs on every mobile OS. Not all iOS users get every feature. Some WP phones were cut off from updates. Can't single out Android for being the only one that suffers fragmentation. Android also sells boat loads of flagship phones. Check the sales of the S4 and Note and you'll see it's not just cheap phones for Android. Free world though, if you want to believe Android is nothing but a headache, knock yourself out. Those of us who enjoy it on a daily basis know better and don't have your point of view.

35. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Fragmentation happens on every OS, mobile or not. Mobile gets annual releases (and Android used to be more frequent than that), and most people are within 2 years, and almost everyone is within 3. Meanwhile, you have a third of desktop users still running 10 year old Windows XP (and plenty of Mac users are a few years out of date as well). GNU/Linux is generally less prone to being out of date (relative to the distro; Red Hat uses software that's several years old), but it's the most fragmented OS of all time.

25. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Don't forget, Android being an Open system, you can easily get it updated to Jelly bean via XDA or your friendly neighbourhood tech shop. Voiding the warranty being the only drawback but hey if u buy a cheap phone you might as well take the risk. if it doesnt work out just buy another one.

20. Jodabro

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Does every pc every made run Windows 8? Does every iphone ever made run full ios 6? Franmentation is not going away.

26. takeja

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Exactly! Google's phones are zero fragmented while Apple's feature phones are hugely feature fragmented So with Apple you have a huge fragmentation even within one version iOS 6 And don't forget that iPhone is not a real smartphone: You can not even copy a file You even can not choose your browser or any default app

29. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

And yet that supposed fragmentation doesn't seem to bother developers which is why the App Store is still leagues ahead of Google Play in terms of functionality that apps offer, and in terms of the bigger name devs releasing their titles exclusively for iOS...

32. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

I know that freedom and choice hurt you (you can not buy any cheap device, we can) But have met just one app recently I can't install....but it's the fault on the developer's side..... So you just exaggerate...

5. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

GIVE ME A BREAK..break me off a piece of that kit kat bar :) ahh that commercial from the 90s lol love the 90s

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Maybe phonearena should compare this candy bar to the iPhone 5. This Android kitkat even beats the iPhone 5 in screen size.

15. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Nah, it wouldn't get a good rating because it's not covered in an aluminum shell. Also doesn't display colors well in direct sunlight.

23. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

In direct sunlight it melts.

8. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

I need one

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's a 1.99$

24. Rager722 unregistered

1.99? It's 75cents to a dollar here in NYC

33. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

U r talking about smaller one then

13. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I want one :|

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