Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 21:13 UTC
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Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat!

Not a whole lot of information just yet. The page says "It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody", which could mean either a focus on lower-end, cheaper devices, improved support for more form factors such as laptops, or both.

As for the name - the BBC reports that Nestle is okay with Android using the KitKat name, and that no money is exchanging hands. A deal was reached within 24 hours.

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Nestle is evil
by kragil on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 22:30 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Like most big food producers they suck. I hate the Kitkat name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestl%C3%A9#Controversy_and_cr...

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RE: Nestle is evil
by Chrispynutt on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 22:31 in reply to "Nestle is evil"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

I used to eat KitKat when it was Rowntree. Not any more. Shame I did like them.

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RE[2]: Nestle is evil
by MeTitus on Wed 4th Sep 2013 18:36 in reply to "RE: Nestle is evil"
MeTitus Member since:
2011-08-19

What is the problem with a chocolate bar?

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RE: Nestle is evil
by WorknMan on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 22:35 in reply to "Nestle is evil"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Like most big food producers they suck. I hate the Kitkat name.


Ya, I don't like it, in the same way I don't like stadiums being named after corporations. Wonder if v4.5 will be sponsored by Lemonheads, and 4.6 by M&Ms?

On the bright side, if 4.4 turns out to be a buggy mess, you're gonna see 'Kitkat sucks' all over the web ;)

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RE: Nestle is evil
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 23:45 in reply to "Nestle is evil"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I had no idea KitKat was Nestle outside of the US. Here its Hersheys, which is somewhat less evil. Nestle, I can't really forgive for its terrible (non chocolate) food its inflicted upon me and much of the world.

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RE[2]: Nestle is evil
by 1c3d0g on Wed 4th Sep 2013 00:43 in reply to "RE: Nestle is evil"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Uhm, I don't get it? What's with the hostility? Did they pull a gun on you and force you to eat what they have to offer? ;)

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RE[2]: Nestle is evil
by henderson101 on Wed 4th Sep 2013 06:06 in reply to "RE: Nestle is evil"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Hershey is a perpetual licensee. IIRC, they don't actually own the brand in any way. KitKat was originally a British chocolate bar made by Rountree, who were eaten up by Nestlee. They are also the only licensee, so KitKat is now Nestlee worldwide outside of the US.

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RE: Nestle is evil
by Arawn on Wed 4th Sep 2013 08:39 in reply to "Nestle is evil"
Arawn Member since:
2005-07-13

I used to like Nestlé, now I refuse to buy anything from them since I saw this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGj4GpAbTM

Saying that 'water is a human right' is a 'radical statement'??? Water is a commodity to be traded??? No more Nestlé products for me and I will spread the word.

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RE[2]: Nestle is evil
by ichi on Wed 4th Sep 2013 09:52 in reply to "RE: Nestle is evil"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I used to like Nestlé, now I refuse to buy anything from them since I saw this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGj4GpAbTM

Saying that 'water is a human right' is a 'radical statement'??? Water is a commodity to be traded??? No more Nestlé products for me and I will spread the word.


You'll likely find yourself not buying anything from any big company if you investigate enough.

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RE: Nestle is evil
by WereCatf on Wed 4th Sep 2013 10:41 in reply to "Nestle is evil"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Like most big food producers they suck. I hate the Kitkat name.


You may hate the name, but damn, do those things taste good.

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