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Kit Kat Android Statue Arrives on Google Campus, So Long Key Lime Pie

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Android boss Sundar Pichai just revealed the new name of the next major version of Android – Kit Kat. Through a picture of a new statue on the Google campus lawn along with a note posted to Google+, Pichai said that he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites.” In other words, goodbye Key Lime Pie – hello, Kit Kat. 

We still don’t know if it will be Android 5.0 or 4.4 (it’s officially 4.4), but at least we can stop referring to it by the wrong name. We will more than likely see Kit Kat arrive some time around the end of October at a press event that should include the unveiling of new Nexus devices.

For those not familiar with the significance of the statue, just know that each major version of Android is represented by a statue outside of the Android team’s Google building. Whenever a new statue arrives, the new version of Android typically arrives shortly after. In the picture, you can see Gingerbread, Jellybean and Honeycomb.

He also mentioned that Android activations have now topped 1 billion, which is a pretty remarkable number.

Update: It is confirmed that Kit Kat will be Android 4.4.

Thoughts?

Via:  @sundarpichai | +Sundar Pichai | Android

Cheers Brian, Jared, Sean, and everyone else!

  • Naman

    what about key lime pie 🙁
    I thought the name is good.
    And won’t it help Kitkat in marketing.

  • Michael Lierman

    Is that going to melt in the sun?

  • Damon C. Walden

    You can also see ice cream sandwich back there… and éclair. I also find it interesting and sort of frustrating that the gesture typing in the android keyboard can add the acute accent to éclair but will not spell the word too no matter what.

    Also, as an employee of a Nestle factory, I think kit-kat is a terrible choice for the name. Fun fact: The US is the only country in the world that the kit-kat is NOT manufactured by Nestle.

  • jmsbwmn

    I’m sure someone already said this, but I see Eclair and Ice Cream Sandwich, too. 🙂

  • AD4

    Check out the unveiling video for the statue. 0:38 that’s not a Nexus 4.

  • “In the picture, you can see Gingerbread, Jellybean and Honeycomb.” And Ice Cream Sandwich and Eclair.

  • imronburgundy

    This is a dumb name.

  • gorkon

    Freakin genius.

    • Luxferro

      I agree, helps them get some marketing. And marketing from people that know how to market.

      Made me want a kitkat bar as well.

  • Dave

    I think I’ll just stick to calling it 4.4.

  • Maybe they should have called it Kellex instead! (shameless brown-nosing complete)

  • Adamania

    Break me off a piece of that.

  • RaptorOO7

    Yup, someone paid BIG BUCKS to either get access to the name or a joint marketing effort by the candy company. I do like me some Kit Kat’s though.

  • Chippah

    UK, US, Brazil, India, Japan and Russia. are all in.

  • deadpenguins

    Oh crap, this wasn’t a joke? Wow..

  • Chippah

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938

    GEE<- Are We BIASED? WTF?!

    "Nestle has faced criticism in the past for the way it promoted powdered baby milk in the developing world. It has also had to recall numerous products, most recently bags of dog food following a salmonella scare in the US.

    Google has also attracted controversy of its own, including a recent report from the US government suggesting that Android attracts more malware attacks than any other mobile OS."

  • Inquizitor

    This is depressing.

  • dmagicp

    So 5.0 will be Lemon Meringue Pie

  • B Mont

    Next up… Android 5.0 Jujyfruits

  • Jonathan Contreras
  • jimmyf101

    Does Sundar have a vested interest in Kit Kat/Nestle? It seems odd to have a brand name used for a project name that is so widely publicized as Android.
    I’m cool with it, it just seems odd.

    • sr_erick

      Nestle doesn’t have control of KitKat in the US, only internationally, so I think I’d be more concerned with Hershey as they have licencing to produce KitKat in the US.

      But yes, it does seem odd to go from generic confectioneries to this branded approach. I wonder what they hope to gain, or who hopes to come out ahead more in this partnership?

      • Chippah

        they are also doing the promotion in the UK as well,

  • Eric

    I’m really speechless in disappointment and anger…

    • Indianajonze

      why? do you have a vested interest in product code names?

      • Eric

        I’m an android enthusiast like most people on this site.

        • Indianajonze

          Ok, soooooo how does this codename choice dampen your enthusiasm in any way? The outrage makes no logical sense whatsoever

          • Eric

            Because it makes android look stupid.

          • standardsdt

            So basically you’re kicking and screaming because you can and because you believed rumors? Sounds like you’re taking this a little too personal. This definitely does not make it look stupid. Give me a break (pun intended).

          • Eric

            Yes I’m “Kicking and screaming” because I believe rumors that I don’t pay attention to. Go try and convince someone to convert to android the second you say kitkat they will laugh.

          • standardsdt

            You might as well make fun of Ice Cream Sandwich. Any time I mentioned that name people laughed and said that was dumb. The general public doesn’t care about the marketing. They just think “Oh that’s cool” or “Haha that name is dumb”.

            For an Android Enthusiast it appears you’re taking a step backwards. Clearly you were aware of the Key Lime Pie and you got hooked on it. You really should learn how to keep low expectations with rumors. No shame in saying “Yeah I believed that.”

  • Gabriel

    1. Google has been known to make most of their revenue from Advertising.. So why do people think they “sold out”. Technically they have already.. And look at how much we love em anyways

    2. KitKat is now my favorite candy.

    3. Who the f@#$ cares what its called… As long as the OS is kick ass.

    Win win win for everybody.

  • yummy

    Oh Andy. I keep trying to leave,
    but every time I get to the door,
    you always lure me back. You know
    I cant resist Kit Kats. Yummy.

  • KB

    Dammit! I’d take a Key Lime pie over a Kit Kat any day.

  • Trueblue711

    Anyone else wondering if the announcement was originally to be Android 5.0 under Key Lime Pie? I’m wondering if they decided to change the name and announce 4.4 because it’s been a while since the original JB release and they aren’t ready to release 5.0 yet, for whatever reasons.

    • joejoe5709

      Very possible. Let’s hope it’s not in vain, the next version is nearly bug free, and Kit Kat is a worthy update.

  • Joshua Bailey

    What a strange turn of events we have here…

  • I dont know, it could just be overthinking but the first commercialized code name of Android doesnt seem like a good thing to me.

    • enigmaco

      Think of the ad revenue they can generate with this though.

  • Jackson

    Break me off a piece of that android bar!

  • Robert Macri

    I hope the kids who arrive at my door on Halloween like Kit Kats… That’s all they are getting.

    Now get off my lawn!

    • MacNificent

      Well I’m stuck on 4.1.2 on Verizon gs3. I’ll have my kitkat now please.

  • enigmaco

    I wonder if Key Lime Pie is not done, and they are releasing this in the meantime, I mean the name key lime pie wasn’t pulled out of the air there was a reason.

    • joejoe5709

      Maybe Key Lime Pie was the “working title” and then the ad execs cooked up the idea of a Kit Kat collaboration.

      • enigmaco

        I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of key lime pie, my android senses are tingling.

        • joejoe5709

          Well… unless we’re being trolled somehow… Or if Google Glass/the supposed smartwatch will run off of Key Lime Pie I think KLP is pretty much done.

          The next version of Android should start with an “L” such as Licorice or some other commercial name that escapes me at the moment. Then again, who knows. Google continues to surprise us. 🙂

          • While I agree. The initials KLP are much cooler than KK… IMHO

          • Erica C.

            Lemonhead(s), Lifesaver(s)? Alternatively, I would vote for Lolliop.

          • enigmaco

            Google punk’d us lol

  • Fresh360

    Google has trolled us over and over again, I love it lol…

  • Chris Bailey

    Wow – considering the small number of people who actually CARE about the os NAME (i.e. Android nerds such as us reading this blog), I find it hard to believe they were able to push this as a marketing move to a candy company. Also – ugh, so cheesy and awful Google… Could crap like this be why people have been bailing the Android dev team?

  • asianrage

    I LOVE Kit Kat. Definitely one of my favorite sugary treats.

    Was KeyLimePie ever a an actual name, or did everyone just settled on it?

  • joejoe5709

    WHOA! I never ever once considered Kit Kat or anything else trademarked. Why not Krispy Kreme? Lol. Honestly… I think I’ll feel a little silly saying, “I just updated to Kit Kat.” or “Hey is your phone running Kit Kat?” And Krispy Kreme would not have helped that situation. Plus we’ve already had Donut and Eclair so…

    Android 4.4 is also a shocker. I would have bet money on a 5.0. Let’s hope 4.4 brings some fairly major refinements to 4.2.2/4.3 but I highly doubt it’s going to fundamentally differ much from ICS/JB.

    • anezarati

      yeah, i think the biggest announcement here is that it will be labeled as 4.4 and not 5.0, not the whole kitkat stuff

      • joejoe5709

        Right. Because this almost implies a mostly incremental update still based off of ICS instead of a total revamp like many were hoping for. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. ICS/JB in no way feels outdated or under-powered. I’m more than happy with some major refinements while they work on the next major update. More importantly, I have no fear that Android will continue to compete with iOS and WP despite the lack of an overhaul.

    • Robert Macri

      Surprised its not AT LEAST 4.5 – but then I guess it would be weird to just skip 4.4

      • joejoe5709

        That would be weird. But weirder things have happened I suppose.

    • Fresh360

      Unless you’re talking to one of us, Android Geeks, you would have sounded silly saying “I upgraded my phone to Key Lime Pie” as well. These silly things is one of the reasons I love Google products.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Xiaomi must have bribed Hugo with Key Lime Pies…

  • Jeff C

    Now i want a Kit Kat

    • Franklin Ramsey

      As do I and the vending machines at work are all out of them. What’s a guy to do…

      • MacNificent

        wait for the update!

  • Ben

    This version of Android brought to you with promotional considerations by KitKat

  • Godzilla

  • Anthoni

    I’m surprised that they were able to keep this a secret, it seems like anything Android is leaked now.

  • bkosh84

    Even better? They have the Kit Kat Logo on the statue.. Wonder how much in royalties that cost them, lol.

    • Ian

      Probably nothing. I guess this day in age companies cannot simply cross-promote without money exchanging hands…

  • joseph barrientos

    mixed reactions but i think this is brilliant, contest, more android exposure, and a yummy snack, count me in!

  • Omar Amer

    Im curious on how they can pull this off. Considering Kit Kat is a brand of chocolate covered wafers.

  • ddevito

    Will it have a golden ticket to win a tour of the chocolate factory?!

  • enigmaco

    Give me liberty or give me key lime. kit kat, whoppers, reeses.

  • Shamu

    Google just stole some of Apple’s thunder today

  • John Davids

    I’m wondering how much Nestle paid for this. First time I have seen a trademarked name as the official Android OS name. In fact, its because of trademarks that they went to generic dessert names instead of trademarked robot names like R2-D2 and Bender.

    • breadable

      Nestle is actually a bigger (or richer… and certainly more chocolaty) company than Google, so it was probably nothing to them. Likely a genius cross promotion with a win for both

  • Mike

    cool story, now fix multitouch on the new nex7… *crosses arms*

  • TheRobotCow

    Please fanboys avoid this comment. You’re too stupid to think.
    Now i gotta wait to see this to see whether i get the next nexus or the new iphone.

    • Perv Bear

      You dont HAVE to wait. Get both, be a real man

      • TheRobotCow

        Hmmmm….. That’s actually not a bad idea

      • breadable

        I’m waiting for Lemionheads

  • tony

    Gimme a Break! Gimme a Break! Break me off a piece of that……. (Fill in the blank).

  • Mike Arnett

    Between that and the Nexus 4 price drop…. New Nexus incoming!!

  • Robert Macri

    Android for everybody? Uniform upgrades?

  • Drome

    it seems odd that we already have the statue. Don’t they normally announce the new features and OS before putting up a new statue?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Nope, they usually have the new statue about a week or two before they announce.

  • jt O’Brien

    This is the first time we’ve been wrong isn’t it? Google pulled a good ol’ switcheroo on us!

    • BiggiePhat

      …as per sarge

    • Raj Bhatt

      No, the whole Android community thought that 2.2 was for sure gonna be “Flan”. So we’ve definitely been wrong before haha.

  • htowngtr

    Still debating whether or not to open this Nexus 4 that arrives tomorrow or just send it back to Google.

    • Perv Bear

      Well it will get Kit Kat, so keep it!

      • htowngtr

        Yea, but I have HTC One already (AT&T) and I have great LTE signal. Just debating if it’s worth it.

  • hfoster52

    Holy Cross over….

  • Character0

    I guess Klondike Bar was too close to Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • kurichan

    hi-res kitkat wallpaper for all!

    http://i.imgur.com/u8Jei0c.png

  • anezarati

    where can i get one of these android branded kit kat bars?

  • ChrisNacca

    its android 4.4

  • addicuss

    now people are going to flip out about how android is becoming too “commercial” or how andy the robot sold out.

    • Ian

      Only the extremists. And that’s just because its what they do.

  • james

    Man… I wanted them to be in version 5.0
    Anywhere in the 4.x just now seems weak and old for some reason…

  • Shaun O’Toole

    Couldn’t love this any more if I tried….Tripping OUT!!!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WOWWWWWW MIND….BLOWN.

    We’ve never been wrong about these

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Except when people thought 2.2 was going to be Flan instead of Froyo.

  • Radgatt

    I can see it now… After this the following version of android will be licorice..

    • fauxshizzl

      If they stay with the commercial names going forward it will probably be many years down the road when we get to Twizzler.

  • Philip J. Fry
  • JMac726

    Next up, Android 5.0 LifeSavers!

    • wynalazca

      I’d much prefer Lemonhead

      • fauxshizzl

        As long as it isn’t licorice. That stuff is so terrible I don’t even like saying the name.

    • Gene

      Or Jolly Rancher.

      • Robbie Gerling

        fail much there? we already passed the J (last summer)

      • Nick

        Uh, say “Jellybean” much – Doh

  • B Mont

    It will be 4.4 and there’s a special Android & Kit Kat contest coming
    http://www.android.com/kitkat/index.html

  • maxx1987

    well now we do know that it’s 4.4 according to android.com/kitkat (scroll down through the storyline of android), that’s what they’re calling it.

  • JMac726

    Android Lemonheads 5.0!

    • jbdan

      how bout 5.0 diabetes! :p

      • MacNificent

        Being that I’ve had diabetes for 25 years and I’m only 32. I don’t think is is funny at all. And you must know nothing about the android version name schemes. This comment is just as funny as me saying.
        “how bout Kancer or Kkk or Kill jbdan! :p”

        (I’m not an internet gangster. I really just didn’t like your comment at all)

        • jbdan

          All in good fun. The “sweets” nomenclature cracks me up. Please take it with a grain of salt, I apologize

          • MacNificent

            It’s all good. And I saw/knew what you did there. It’s just that some of us were basically born with it and didn’t acquire it from eating sweets. Maybe it hit a just hit the wrong nerve and I had to speak out about it.
            No apology necessary. It’s only the internet.
            Enjoy the rest of your day or night!

  • Wil Payne

    Not surprised 4.4 is the version number instead of 5.0. 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x all are almost entirely different from each other, and Android probably won’t make a huge design jump for at least another year or 2.

    I am surprised that the version is actually being cross-promoted(?) Strangest thing ever.

    • Perv Bear

      Almost smartest thing ever.

  • thedonxr

    What will the version number be again? /s 😛

    • Android 4.4, KitKat

      • Ian

        You don’t speak sarcasm do you?

  • Jon

    awkward

  • Guest
  • samosa king

    I know it’s too soon but I can’t wait to see what the name of the next version of Android will be called!!! 😀

    • red014

      Lemon Party

      • JasonS

        Laffy Taffy?

  • Cameron Laudick

    Wonder what this means for 4.4 – “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”

  • Ian

    18 android.com confirmations later….looks like its going to be 4.4. Thanks guys.

  • Tommy Thompson

    It’s 4.4. Go to the site. http://www.android.com/kitkat/

  • Ray Gray

    This is brilliant if you think about it… advertising for a candy bar while pushing your next version of android. They really got us because no one saw this coming

  • NexusPhan69

    Does this mean Nexus 5 is closer than we think?! It should be released at the same time right?

    • Jon

      In the past, the statue usually goes up no more than a few weeks before the reveal. So yeah I’m thinking this has gotta be close now.

      • brkshr

        That’s how it usually goes. That’s why I thought this was a troll post at first. It seems pretty far in advance of a reveal & they went with a trademarked name. Blew me away!

      • tomn1ce

        Maybe Google is going to troll apple and announce the Nexus 5 Next week…lol

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Good. I love kit kats and hate key lime pie.

  • Raj Bhatt

    I feel like we are being trolled… The “Learn more about Kit Kat” button at android.com takes you to the candy bar website.

    • Guest

      Yeah is it gonna tell you about the unreleased software?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well Kit Kat is the Candy bar and the new OS is KitKat (without space) so I would expect that “Learn more about Kit Kat” would take you to the Candy bar.

  • thedonxr

    *MIND BLOWN*

  • BRIM

    It’s confirmed 4.4 on Android blog

  • Guest

    http://www.android.com/kitkat/

    According to that, it is Android 4.4.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Did KLP leave the building with Hugo??

  • Raj Bhatt

    http://www.android.com/kitkat/ Says that it is Android 4.4!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      yo is that bgr in your favorites?

      • Raj Bhatt

        hahaha i check BGR and Gizmodo once in a while to see what those biased idiots have to say.

      • Jon

        haha! Called out. God I hate BGR.

        • TheWenger

          Stopped reading them two years ago when they disabled comments.

  • sc4fpse

    Mind = Blown.

    • joejoe5709

      Came here to say the same thing. Kinda feel like it’s April Fools or something…

  • BiggiePhat

    All I want to know is where I can buy a KitKat bar shaped like that.

  • slide83

    Android 4.5 – Lemonheads!

    • tomn1ce

      Milkyway will be released in 2015….

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Literally got goosebumps when I saw this post. Am I weird?

    • yeahyourweird

      Yeah.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Wow, interesting. Isn’t that a little “Name Brand” for Google?

  • Roberto Taylor

    Straight from the website:

    “Android 4.4, KitKat”

  • Jonathan Bunch

    Gives new meaning to candybar form factor

    • Jonathan Bunch

      and on that note, saying they want to make it available for everybody hints that it is going to be able to run on older devices and be much lighter version of android as previously rumored

      • brkshr

        It would be nice for those Gingerbread stragglers to get caught up. I feel bad for them having GB as their Android experience. I’m imagining limited functionality though. Kind of how iOS does with it’s older phones.

        • fauxshizzl

          By the time carriers actually push it out (looking at you Verizon) those people will probably have new phones anyway.

          • brkshr

            Very true

        • tomn1ce

          I doubt that OEMs which still have devices running on GB are going to waste resources updating old devices to kitkat..

        • Droidzilla

          Most of the true updates are OS independent. That’s how Google now rolls, and why core apps (GMail, Maps, etc.) are now in the Play Store. Check out some info on the Google Play Services app; Google’s trying to make the bulk portion of OS upgrades obsolete so that you no longer have to be at the mercy of OEMs and carriers to get the new, good stuff.

  • @bleakneonblack

    android.com/kitkat…. 4.4

  • Godzilla

    Dafuq?

    • Ej McCarty

      Shutup dummy

  • Weber
  • brkshr

    I’m wondering who paid whom here? Did Google pay KitKat or did KitKat pay Google? I’m suddenly picturing Nexus devices with sponsors all over the back.

    Edit: I also feel like calling out Bionic here!!! Who said he would call me out when I said that I didn’t “think” that 5.0 would be the next release… but he “knew for a fact” that 5.0 was the next release. Where you at Bionic?! Looks like 4.4 is coming!

    • cns2007

      Looks like Google/Android asked them.

      “KitKat has been a favorite candy on the team for some time, so for the K release, we asked if they’d be willing to lend their iconic candy bar to its name.”

      • brkshr

        Thanks. I hope it went down like that. I would hate to see Android become an advertisement in every single way possible.

    • Raj Bhatt

      Apparently no money was exchanged: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938

    • NexusMan

      No money was exchanged.

  • samosa king

    At least we all know now that it won’t be called Key Lime Pie. *sigh

  • Bill Anderson

    That’s interesting. Kit Kat is Nestle world wide except for the US where it is made under license by Hershey’s. I wonder if they had to get the OK from both…

  • samosa king

    I thought Kit Kat was trademarked??

    • cns2007

      Has to be. Must be like the Verzion and “Droid” (Lucas) licensing agreement. Cross-branding with a popular candy company may not be such a bad idea.

  • Nicholas Lizotte

    It’s 4.4 — Scroll to the bottom: http://www.android.com/kitkat/

  • Thomas

    Confirmed 4.4 not 5.0

    • Seth Merritt

      android.com agrees

  • MichaelFranz

    I smell a partnership and marketing opportunity with the next OS version

  • Here’s a link to the direct product placement for Android 4.4. KitKat.

    http://www.android.com/kitkat/

  • Chris Schmucker

    Its confirmed 4.4 not 5.0

  • samosa king

    I actually prefer the Kit Kat rather than the Key Lime Pie name. Oh and it’s going to be Android 4.4 not 5.0.
    http://www.android.com/kitkat

  • burntcookie90
  • Nex

    So long Key Lime Pie, we hardly new you. That being said, kitkat is kind of a weird choice.

    • sc0rch3d

      give me a break!

      • Warwick

    • jamdev12

      new/knew reminds me of that nerdist grammar school.

  • samosa king

    WOAH! Didn’t see that coming.

    • NexusPhan69

      They are trolling us!!! Kit-kat has a trade mark on it. Google can’t use that without permission. I think no.

      • samosa king

        How can they be trolling us??? Look at Kit Kat’s Twitter Profile pic!!!

        https://twitter.com/KITKAT

        • Jem
        • NexusPhan69

          This is weird Google. Selling your operating system name for ad dollars? I don’t like it.

          • trumpet444

            Uh. That sounds exactly like Google. I dont like the name, but I’m not exactly shocked they sold out their android OS version name

          • NexusPhan69

            Doesn’t mean I have to like it.

          • Perv Bear

            doubt that is what happens, kit-kat was probably all like HEY USE OUR NAME! and google was all like, hmmm how can we spin the delay of our new OS? Give us a break man.

          • Stevedub40

            Or, give me a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat bar.

          • mog386

            Google is an Ad Company… I’d say it makes perfect sense.

      • Roberto Taylor

        They have teamed up with KitKat…

      • WAldenIV

        I’m guessing Kit Kat paid Google to use their name. It’s now advertising anytime someone references the latest build of Android.

      • Nic Gillespie

        Think about it, everyone calls android by the sweets name. Kit-kat probably paid google to use them as the next version name. for Kit-kat thats really good product placement and money well spent if you ask me. I wonder how much it cost Kit-Kat to get there name as a version of android.

        • NexusMan

          No money was exchanged. They agreed on the partnership purely based on free advertising for both.

    • breadable

      I don’t remember, have there been any surprises with the previous Android version names? Isn’t it great though! We’ve all had it “confirmed” that Key Lime Pie would be the K version for well over a year!

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    say hello to my new background.

  • Raj Bhatt

    What? A trademarked name?

    • Mat Collins

      Surely they obtained approval. Can’t immagine an oversight as large as that.

      • gorkon

        Yep. Read on…there’s a contest by Hershey and everything.

      • asten77

        Yah, only apple uses other people’s names without asking.

    • MichaelFranz

      im not too surprised. I remember when Froyo was released i think it was TCBY or someone had a field cut to commemorate it. I know Froyo is a loosely used term but i think one of those main frozen treat companies uses it consistently

      • Mark Mann

        this has nothing to do with android, but when mcdonalds came out with those blended ice drinks they now call Frappes, they were originally called Frappuccinos, but starbucks sued, apparently starbucks has the tm on “frappuccino”

        • NexusMan

          The original Frappuccino beverage was developed, named, trademarked and sold by George Howell’s Eastern Massachusetts coffee shop chain, The Coffee Connection. When Starbucks purchased The Coffee Connection in 1994, they also gained the rights to use, make, market, and sell the Frappuccino beverage. The beverage then debuted under the Starbucks name in 1995. In response to the success of Frappuccinos, several Starbucks’ competitors have developed similar drinks with similar sounding names, but only Starbucks can legally use the “Frappuccino” trademark.

          • Droidzilla

            Now I’m going to have that useless bit of info taking up space in my head. Thanks a lot; I don’t have much space in there to spare!

          • NexusMan

            And now I have the useless bit of info that you don’t have much space in your head to spare, taking up space in my head. Thanks a lot; I guess we’re even!

          • Mark Mann

            which doesn’t change the fact that starbucks has the trademark on “frappuccino”…or what you said being the very round about way of saying exactly what i said…in other words…thank you for expanding my knowledge of the frappuccino situation

          • NexusMan

            There was nothing “round about” in what I said. You said “apparently starbucks has the tm on “frappuccino.” “Apparently” means: as far as one knows or can see. The use of the word apparently is not a definitive assertion. I merely, elaborated on your post and confirmed that you were in fact correct. If you want to get technical, what YOU said, was actually “a round about way” of saying what I said. My post was not intended to “expand your knowledge of the frappucino situation,” as you are not the only person on this board. If that was my intention I would have private messaged you that info. The greater issue at hand, however, is why are you still commenting on this, when I and I’m sure most others have long forgotten it?

          • Mark Mann

            you’re still commenting on it too…also, if i’m not part of the community at large, why am i here? and if i am part of the community at large, then yes, you did expand my knowledge of the frappuccino situation…

          • NexusMan

            I’m commenting because every time you respond, I get the message sent to my inbox. So, again, after I had long forgotten it, I got an email about it with your message…as I just did again. As for my earlier comment, let me explain it more simply for you: my intention was not to expand JUST YOUR PERSONAL “knowledge of the frappuccino situation,” but to further elaborate to the “community at large” on comments you made with an “apparent” certainty.

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      • GeeKLoRD

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    • Josh Shaw

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    • adbFreedom

      5.0 = Lemonheads

      6.0 = M&Ms
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      • spickle

        hahahaha Lenomheads got me. kudos

        • Joe Gugelman

          Kudos you say?

          • michael arazan

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