-

Google says “Bye-bye” to Key Lime Pie and “Hello” to KitKat

Tech Mobile Google says "Bye-bye" to Key Lime Pie and "Hello"...
From almost the inception of Jelly Bean, many both internally and externally were using “Key Lime Pie” as the next name for Android.  Granted, we weren’t sure if it was going to be 4.3 or 5.0, but this 4.x range seems to be full of surprises.Internally, developers have been using the term KLP for ages, but it seems that some late night snacking seems to be the reason why the name was changed.  In an interview with BBC, Google revealed that due to one of the snacks during late-night coding (KitKats) they wondered why they didn’t use that name instead.

A call was made to Nestle, an invitation was sent back for a conference call 24 hours later, a secret meeting at a convention happened, and the rest is as we now see it.

What’s surprising however, is that this deal was struck almost half a year ago.  Both Google and Nestle kept it firmly under wraps and even continued to use the term “Key Lime Pie” so others wouldn’t start wondering what the new K word would be.

They wanted us surprised, and I know I am.  The question is, does it feel like a sell out?  People I’ve talked to so far seem to think that Android’s names so far don’t match up with the name KitKat, and I’m inclined to agree.

Previous names so far were Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0/2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1/4.2/4.3).

While KitKats certainly are their own unique piece of dessert/snack, I think I personally would have preferred the original Key Lime Pie.  How about you?

[Read more at http://www.android.com/kitkat and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Esports Wrap 62: Bahamians at Big House & Battle for the East 2019

We're interviewing some of the Bahamians who have gone off to international esports...

Esports Wrap 61: The Bahamas Esports Federation

This episode is for everyone to find out more about The Bahamas Esports...

Esports Wrap 60: Gaming and Climate Change?

Climate change is a hot topic right now (pun intended), and gaming companies...

Esports Wrap 59: How Anime and Video Games Collide

We were welcomed to talk about video games, but the event host wanted...

Esports Wrap 58: Regional Gaming Hubs

Special guest, Gregory Moore, from the Jamaica Esports Initiative, joins us on...

MOAR Tech 67: Is your smart device recording you?

This MOAR Tech is for the paranoid, but maybe rightly so? Let's see...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Click to access the login or register cheese