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Android 4.4. KitKat ''confirmed'' for October release

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Sep 20, 2013

Ok, this ''confirmation'' may have come from Nestlé and not Google or the Android team, but we kind of figure Nestlé are pretty chummy with the Android version that bears their candy bar's name, so we'll assume they now something we don't. Well, at least until they leaked the KitKat launch on their Facebook page, that is.

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It's almost here, time to get your fingers dirty. / © Google

The German KitKat team responded to a question on their Facebook page inquiring about the release date of KitKat and they responded: ''Android.4.4 KIT KAT is available in October''. For the bi-lingual out there who don't like translations, the official message was: '' Android 4.4 KIT KAT ist ab Oktober verfügbar.'' 'Ab' in German actually means 'from' in English but let's not get into the nitty gritty, anytime in October works for us. Having said that, the KitKat team later added the term ''erwartet'' which means ''anticipated.'' Hmmm. Not so easy to stuff that cat back into the bag.

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Here's the posts from the KitKat team's Facebook page. / © AndroidPIT

We've already seen plenty of ''leaks'' of the Nexus 5, which will launch in NYC next month, and the FCC documentation we've seen pretty much confirms the Nexus 5 will launch pre-loaded with KitKat, which, for some strange reason, is still being called Key Lime Pie in the paperwork (Key Lime Pie was the 4.4 codename until recently). But this latest snippet from Nestlé seems pretty much as good as we're likely to get before Google makes the official announcement which can't be all that far away. The KitKat team's latest admission: ''in October. The KitKat Android has a break.''

What do you think of this leak? Another clever Google-supported ''leak'' or a genuine gaff? Do you even care? KitKat is almost here!

Via: Android Authority Source: KitKat

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.


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  • cant wait for it..

  • I thought this kitkat thing was a Joke :-/

  • Kris Carlon
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    Sep 26, 2013 Link to comment

    Hey Juli, that's a trickier question. Samsung has just announced the 4.3 roll-out will be early Oct (S4), late Oct/early Nov (S3) and the Note 2 will get it sometime late Nov/early Dec. So while it's good news that Note 2 is still being included it's impossible to say whether it will continue to the 4.4 update as well. If I had to gamble I'd say yes, as the gap between 4.3 and 4.4 has been so short, but I can't say for sure.

  • is it coming to note 2

  • Kris Carlon
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    Sep 23, 2013 Link to comment

    I think you can rest assured that the S4 will get 4.4 and more than likely be on the pointy end of the update roll-out (just behind Nexus devices which will get it first). Samsung's pretty good with updates and flagship devices always come first. It'll still take a little while considering the 4.3 roll-out isn't happening as fast as everyone might have hoped and many people are skipping 4.2.2 but as for when, who knows? The release of 4.4 isn't even official yet!

  • Is it coming to s4

  • I think Android 4.4 KitKat will add many changes

  • I have a galaxy s4 with verizon. which upgrade will I actually get? I'm currently running 4.2.2 & rumors has it that I'll be getting 4.3 @ the beginning of October. but now I hear about 4.4. what's the dill pickle? anyone have some factual or more concrete news?

  • Cant wait to buy some android kitkats.

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