Android 4.4 KitKat to land in October say tech giants…er…Nestle

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android-4.4-kitkat-1-big.jpgThe launch window for Google’s next Android operating system upgrade has been revealed by a somewhat unlikely source – chocolatiers Nestle.

Following the reveal that Android 4.4’s desert-themed nickname would be KitKat in homage to the Nestle treat, tech fans have flooded the company’s Facebook page in order to try to glean information on the reworked OS’s launch. And Nestle Germany have obliged; responding to one users request for KitKat launch info, a Nestle representative replied “Kit Kat Hi Tim, Android 4.4 KIT KAT ist ab Oktober verfügbar,” or “Android 4.4 KitKat is available from October” in English.

The post rings well with rumours of an October 14 launch date for the operating system.

Do Nestle have the inside track on the launch date, or is this merely a company rep speculating based on the same rumours we’ve heard? Who knows. One thing is for certain though – October is increasingly looking like the month we’ll get full confirmation of the KitKat release and likely the Nexus 4 successor it will lead with.

Gerald Lynch