1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    This one has the entire mobile community shouting "Give me a break!"

    On Tuesday, news surfaced that Google Wants to name the next version of Android "KitKat." And Google has reached a licensing deal with Nestle to do just that.

    John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, tells the BBC that ”this is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal.”

    “One of the snacks that we keep in our kitchen for late-night coding are KitKats. And someone said: ‘Hey, why don’t we call the release KitKat?’ Lagerling adds. “We didn’t even know which company controlled the name, and we thought that [the choice] would be difficult. But then we thought well why not, and we decided to reach out to the Nestle folks.”

    “Very frankly, we decided within an hour to say let’s do it,” Patrice Bula, Nestle’s marketing chief, told the BBC.

    In the big picture, it's a positive change of pace for Nestle in terms of recent headlines.

    "Nestle has faced criticism in the past for the way it promoted powdered baby milk in the developing world," the BBC reports. "It has also had to recall numerous products, most recently bags of dog food following a salmonella scare in the US."

    Source: BBC
    2013-09-03 09:20 PM
  2. fleurya's Avatar
    “We didn’t even know which company controlled the name..."

    Wow, I thought Googlers would be smart enough to read a wrapper label. Maybe they have lost the ability to read anything unless it's on a LCD.

    ”this is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal.”

    Actual money doesn't have to change hands for there to be some kind of transfer of benefit.
    2013-09-03 09:57 PM
  3. rickuk's Avatar


    Pretty clever marketing, and at least Google won't be sued for using the name

    Perhaps they were using Bing to find out who held the rights
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    2013-09-03 09:59 PM
  4. anmiller07's Avatar
    LOL, that has to be the crappiest picture of a Kitkat on the internet. But I used to love Kitkat's as a kid. In fact when I got my first pet (a cat) I named him KitKat. Still hate Android.
    2013-09-03 10:16 PM
  5. Christophxr's Avatar
    This one has the entire mobile community shouting "Give me a break!"

    You guys just couldn't resist, could you?
    2013-09-03 10:29 PM
  6. mwhite67's Avatar
    The names they give their OSs are embarrasingly stupid.
    2013-09-03 10:30 PM
  7. jOnGarrett's Avatar
    The names they give their OSs are embarrasingly stupid.

    Its a better OS than iOS so who cares what they call it., Android users don't have to jailbreak or Root phones to get basic features and NEVER have a wish list for what the next phone to be like.
    2013-09-03 10:54 PM
  8. Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Its a better OS than iOS so who cares what they call it., Android users don't have to jailbreak or Root phones to get basic features and NEVER have a wish list for what the next phone to be like.
    We were all waiting for u to show up & tell us how good Android is & iOS isn't...

    #ProAndroidMuch
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    2013-09-03 11:03 PM
  9. Soldierboykillm's Avatar
    We were all waiting for u to show up & tell us how good Android is & iOS isn't...

    #ProAndroidMuch
    +1 hahaha, never fails!
    2013-09-03 11:31 PM
  10. Carvensno's Avatar
    Its a better OS than iOS so who cares what they call it., Android users don't have to jailbreak or Root phones to get basic features and NEVER have a wish list for what the next phone to be like.
    Hey look who showed up? It's the "Android Anti-Christ himself" Just remember to ask yourself one thing when you post on here. Do we really give a F#$k what you say and post here? LMAO
    2013-09-03 11:49 PM
  11. Zokunei's Avatar
    “We didn’t even know which company controlled the name..."

    Wow, I thought Googlers would be smart enough to read a wrapper label. Maybe they have lost the ability to read anything unless it's on a LCD.
    Unbelievable.
    2013-09-04 12:08 AM
  12. mlee19841's Avatar
    Let the jokes begin!!!
    2013-09-04 12:31 AM
  13. tridley68's Avatar
    The names they give their OSs are embarrasingly stupid.
    The next name could be Kibbel & Bits or Puppy Chow or Dip Stick I will stick with my Malware free iOS & OS
    2013-09-04 12:35 AM
  14. Drizahy's Avatar
    Its a better OS than iOS so who cares what they call it., Android users don't have to jailbreak or Root phones to get basic features and NEVER have a wish list for what the next phone to be like.
    Don't mind the name. Candy is good to snack on but please don't say nobody has a wish list. Tell that to the users on ice cream sandwich who would love to update there phone.
    2013-09-04 12:35 AM
  15. Carvensno's Avatar
    Ya i see what? Maybe 3 Android phones getting this as an update if that? Plus whatever new high end phones come out by then.
    2013-09-04 12:41 AM
  16. mlee19841's Avatar
    Time to troll n bash. They do it to us here all the time. Lol

    Ya i see what? Maybe 3 Android phones getting this as an update if that? Plus whatever new high end phones come out by then.
    Lol. I see just the Newley released phones getting it. But anything is possible.



    Pretty clever marketing, and at least Google won't be sued for using the name

    Perhaps they were using Bing to find out who held the rights
    Ha ha ha. Is that a old style kit kat.
    2013-09-04 01:09 AM
  17. thefinalhack's Avatar
    Its a better OS than iOS so who cares what they call it., Android users don't have to jailbreak or Root phones to get basic features and NEVER have a wish list for what the next phone to be like.
    And yet android users have to tolerate exposure to malware, lower stability and increased likelihood of app incompatibilities all of which iOS users do not even have to spare a seconds thought about

    And don't try to tell me otherwise because before I got my iPhone 5 I had a samsung so I would know
    2013-09-04 02:58 AM
  18. barondebxl's Avatar
    The names they give their OSs are embarrasingly stupid.
    Why are you hating? You sound like one of those eye sheeps. mbaahhhhhhh. KitKat sounds better than IOS
    2013-09-04 05:20 AM
  19. Rondon360's Avatar
    Kitty Kat sounds better 😸
    2013-09-04 06:32 AM
  20. Tperry's Avatar
    And don't try to tell me otherwise because before I got my iPhone 5 I had a samsung so I would know
    You ARE aware that Samsung is not the only Android phone, right? My wife's RAZR MAXX HD is a much better phone than my S3, and I'm looking forward to getting the HTC One. The thing with the One is it just came to Verizon and I understand a newer version is in the works so I may wait on it.
    Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.
    2013-09-04 08:05 AM
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