Google has lined up something exciting as a follow up to the Jelly Bean – Android Kit Kat which promises to be yet another lip smacking Android version coming our way. This marks a surprising development though as its Android 5.0 Key Lim Pie that everyone thought will be the follow up version after the current Jelly Bean. Also, it’s going to be Android 4.4 which makes us wonder if it’s going to be a significant upgrade over the current Android 4.3 or just an incremental upgrade just as Android 4.3 is over Android 4.2.2.
What is surprising is the manner Google has even gone on to install a replica of Android Kit Kat inside its campus, a ritual it has been following with every version of Android released so far. The decision to go for Kit Kat and not Key Lime Pie has been taken after taking into account the fact that not many are familiar with Key Lime Pie and hence is not likely to draw as much appeal as Kit Kat will be able to. Not a bad idea for a platform that grown in popularity all around the globe and has already seen more than a 100 billion Android device activations worldwide.
Fortunately, Google has done the home work with patent issues while using the Kit Kat logo and all. We will be spared another legal dispute after having seen quite a few everyone-suing-everyone sort of scenario for the better part of 2012. Also, the deal is unlike any other in that it does not involve any monetary transaction. It will still make for a win-win situation for both Android and Kit Kat given the tremendous fan following that each brand enjoys.
However, there is no word yet as to when the Kit Kat will be released or what it will have to offer.