Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 Teased

Today Google released footage of the raising of their new Android statute. For every version of Android there is a statue placed in front of Google HQ based on the Android version name. Google has set the precedent  of using various desserts, candies and sweets in alphabetical order: Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3). Android 4.4 is K, KitKat not Key Lime Pie as has been rumored for a while.

No details were offered about the new version except, "It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody." This on the tail of the announcement that Google Android has had over one BILLION activations! As I stated in my last post, its a good time to be #teamandroid!

Also, what appears to be the new Nexus 5 was also accidentally revealed, in the video of the KitKat statue going up. A 5 inch-ish LG made Nexus can be seen being used by an employee next to another with the Nexus 4. Confirming recent rumors and predictions that the next Nexus will be a 5 inch device based off the LG G2. I am one of many, who are very excited to see this phone move closer to release. Google has not set an announcement or release date yet, but the appearance of the KitKat statue and the glimpse of the new Nexus phone are good signs that they are both coming soon. It is also highly likely that the Nexus 10 tablet will be released alongside the presumed Nexus 5, joining the new Nexus 7 and rounding off the 2013 Nexus refresh.

Check out Google's official site with review of previous versions of Android: Android KitKat

Looking forward to the new version of Android and Nexus 5? Let us know in the comments!

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