Sundar Pichai tweeted about android crossing 1 Billion activations along with a pic of the newly erected Android Kitkat statue at his headquarters. It hinted at the next version being called “KitKat”
Even before the hint, the official website about Android KitKat was live at android.com/kitkat/
The confirms that the next version is indeed KitKat, also unlike the rumoured number 5.0, it is version 4.It has to be noted that it is the first time android has hit the .4 number.
The Google Android-Nestle KitKat Deal & The Nexus Contest :
Google did not steal the name KitKat, instead it has taken permission from nestle for using it. Also, Google has said that neither of them paid for this arrangement. In return, KitKat is going to sell specially wrapped KitKat’s as a part of a contest that will be offering buyers 1000 Nexus 7 tablets, 150,000 $5 Google Play credits, and 20,000 coupons for a free bag of 8 ounce bag of Kit Kat Minis. Starting from September 6th and running up to January 31, 2014. It seems to be a Win-Win situation & there is no objection to believe that money was not paid.