The Android KitKat
Instead of Key Lime Pie, Google chose to call its newest Android OS KitKat after making a deal with Nestlé, which manufactures KitKat chocolate bars. While it’s still in keeping with the tradition of naming all previous Android versions after desserts, naming the latest Android OS after KitKat chocolate bars, an actual brand, is a first.
Surprisingly enough, Google told the BBC there was no money involved in the Android KitKat deal, which Nestlé approved within an hour of Google’s request. If this is true, then I think it’s safe to say that Android KitKat represents one of the biggest corporate ex-deals ever.
Personally, I am quite amused by the name of the latest Android OS. It proves to me that no matter how big a company gets—and Google and Nestlé more than qualify as “big companies—sense of humour and flexibility don’t have to go away. Nestlé and KitKat even created a funny, tongue-in-cheek video praising the qualities of the Android KitKat 4.4 chocolate bar:
You can read the original article here.
Enjoy the video! I’m off to have myself a kitkat…