Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 21:13 UTC

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 ichi on Wed 4th Sep 2013 09:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Nestle is evil"
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I used to like Nestlé, now I refuse to buy anything from them since I saw this video:

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[3]: Nestle is evil
by Arawn on Wed 4th Sep 2013 11:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Nestle is evil"
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True, that's why I don't buy Sony (because of the way they treated GeoHot) and a lot of other brands, like big name sports brands, beverages, etc. I choose with my wallet.

For ex., I refuse to use Google Drive because of the terms of service. I still use some of their services but I'm trying to find alternatives all the time.

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RE[3]: Nestle is evil
by Soulbender on Thu 5th Sep 2013 06:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Nestle is evil"
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True but Nestle is undoubtedly among the worst and they make the badness of tech companies look almost insignificant.

Edited 2013-09-05 06:07 UTC

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