Android 4.4 KitKat hitting Nexus device first in October

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androidkitkatWhen Android 4.4 was first announced it was causing a little bit of confusion in the mobile world.  First of all, most of the consumers that pay close attention to the things that Google does thought for sure that Android 5.0 was the next version of the operating system software in line.  Since that is not the case, some are trying to figure the reasoning behind Google taking on a name that is very familiar with those that like to take a break and eat some KitKats candy bars.

Android 4.4 KitKat is supposed to show up on the Nexus branded devices that are on the market sometime in October.  The best thing about the news is that it did not come from just any old source, it was actually announced via the KitKat Facebook page, so at least consumers will not have to wonder whether leaked information is going to pan out or not.  The official announcement from Google came this month when the company announced that KitKat was going to replace the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software at some point and that it was not going to be the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie that everyone was expecting.

That unexpected move by the search giant has given plenty of reasons to wonder what Google is up to.  Could the update be a short one that is sponsored by the candy bar company or is there something else behind the co-branding marketing ploy.  The person that is responsible for running the KitKat Facebook Page in Germany has announced that the KitKat software will be ready to send out at some point next month.  The one thing to keep an eye on is the fact that Google has not mentioned any release date for the software, but that does not mean that the information is not official.

Even though the Facebook Page has seemingly announced the release of the new software, it did not mention an exact date, so was the information really that much of a secret?  Most of the mobile world knows that the Nexus 5 is likely to arrive within the next 30 days, so KitKat could have been speculating without really knowing the date.  Leaked information ends up online all the time, most of the time coming from developers and the odds that the information becomes fact are usually still 50 percent.

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