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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RE[2]: Nestle is evil
by 1c3d0g on Wed 4th Sep 2013 00:43 UTC 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[3]: Nestle is evil
by shotsman on Wed 4th Sep 2013 06:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Nestle is evil"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Perhaps you might like to do a bit of research into some of the shady practices Nestle employed to get its brand of baby milk to become a monopoly in a number of 3rd world countries before posting?

Entering

nestle baby milk scandal

Into Google is a god place to start.

Personally, I think that Nestle Kit-Kats are frankly inedible. Chocolate is so sickly when compared to the original Rowntree bars.

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RE[3]: Nestle is evil
by andrewclunn on Wed 4th Sep 2013 11:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Nestle is evil"
andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

Yes... They shoved KitKats down my throat, and when I begged them to stop and to just give me a break, they did it again!

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RE[3]: Nestle is evil
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 4th Sep 2013 14:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Nestle is evil"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

There has been a lot of scandal involving Nestle which you can google for. My main complaint is that they destroying local flavors with their mass marketed seasonings. When you have a dish in two countries separated by thousands of miles and it tastes the exact same because they used the same nestle seasoning, its depressing.

Edited 2013-09-04 14:12 UTC

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RE[3]: Nestle is evil
by Hiev on Wed 4th Sep 2013 18:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Nestle is evil"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Uhm, I don't get it?

You fandroids never get it.

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