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

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