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This is What Nokia Imagined When They Heard Android 4.4 Would be Named Kit Kat

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Lost in the smartwatch madness yesterday were some fighting words to come out of Nokia’s German Twitter Account. We were just as surprised as anyone when earlier this week the Android team announced that their upcoming version would be named after the well-established candy, Kit Kat. Most people might have bought a piece of candy after hearing the news, but Nokia had other ideas.

Nokia, who themselves made news last week by being acquired by Microsoft, found time to put together the picture above and post it to their Twitter page. Hopefully no Galaxy S4s were actually harmed in the making of this picture.

This is certainly a case of #shotsfired.

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 11.15.54 AM Via: Twitter

  • AndroidAdvocate

    What a sad little hateful company. Their present fate is deserved.

  • athorax

    It isn’t, “Have a break of that kitkat bar.” It is, “Give me a break…” Super fail.

  • USAndroid

    pretty LAME/idiotic use of other company’s HASHTAG.
    Kitkat Ad for free.
    Anti-Nokia PR for free.

  • Bionicman

    ahhhhh i…i see what you did there Nokia

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    I dunno if it’s “german”, but nestlé got a really bad reputation here (yeah, i’m german, good guess) and people avoid buying products such as kitkat…
    And yeah ofc MS/Nokia do have to fight a bit now.

  • S.Scott Turgeon

    This is the kind of thing one does when they have nothing beneficial to show foir or to say! You don’t need to knock other products when you have great products of your own I think this speaks volumes Nokia is done!

  • Shane Redman

    I can’t see this happening to a device like that with Gorilla Glass and things of the sort…..the iPhone on the other hand could be snapped quite easily by a 5 year old’s strength

  • Trevor

    Nokia’s just mad they’ve only sold seven phones in the past three years.

    • Smartss

      :-)

  • DCX

    Sad move from a desperate company. Let alone, it’s from a Nokia account in Germany… never the friendliest country when it comes to the war of words/actions.

  • Bryan

    I don’t understand the point of the tweet. I get the joke they are making, but I guess I don’t understand the point of this humor given the state of the company tweeting it.
    It would be different, I guess, if they were actually successful in the market place and people really cared about what they had to say. This is like the loser kid in high school walking around pointing at the popular kids and calling them losers. It doesn’t make sense.

    • NexusMan

      I’m sure Microsoft has something to do with this.

      • Bryan

        It’s not like Microsoft is #winning with their mobile OS either.
        I think the thing that gets me is that it’s not even really that funny of a joke. It’s not witty, clever, or anything. For a large company to use their social media account for something like this is just odd.

  • Stewie

    Jealousy, a true motivator. If you jumped onto Android a few years ago instead of allowing yourselves to go down the winding windows phone road …

    • Tim242

      They would be just as bad off. Android is a one horse race.

  • JoshGroff

    Cue indestructible Nokia jokes.

  • suprime
  • John Clausen

    And how many Nokia devices are there compared to Android devices?

    • Knlegend1

      Now that’s not fair

      • John Clausen

        All’s fair on the love-war battlefield (please get that reference)

        • Knlegend1

          Shakespeare???? lol I was just saying it wasn’t fair that he compared Nokia to ALL of the android manufactures…

          • John Clausen

            Roosterteeth podcast. I can’t remember who it was, but he butchered that “All’s fair in love and war” by saying the above instead. And even still, compare Nokia’s sales to Samsung alone. They are in no position to be taking cracks at anything Android. It would be like beating up a guy, taking his money, his car, and his girlfriend, and him standing up and saying “neener neener.”

          • Knlegend1

            Even that’s not fair because Nokia would have to Apple to even be considered.

          • John Clausen
    • Smartss

      Nokia still loses on that front. Out of the top 5 Nokia still comes in 5th.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    If I was in the Google marketing department, I would have just posted a link to the most current market share numbers and said “SCOREBOARD”.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Ooooh, burn… S4 and not an N4!

  • Smartss

    I don’t know of anyone that personally owns a windows phone aka Nokia phone.

    • Bionicman

      i know someone who had one. they realized that a Galaxy S3 can do the same things and more (including more apps) and switched. they never looked back…

  • Fresh360

    After The Borg assimilates them will Nokia phones still exist…For some reason i dont think the whole “…a Microsoft Comapany” like Google did with Moto will be in the cards because the Nokia is not a Microsoft comapny…

  • banditball

    Friendly humor with competition…..they know there is no concern with Google coming back at them with a crazy lawsuit unlike others…… :)

  • acey_zero

    Interesting move considering Nokia’s recent commercials in which they try position themselves as above the smartphone brand squabbles. Kinda makes those ring hollow.

    • antny
      • joejoe5709

        I remember that ad. It was actually pretty clever and I came away impressed even though I’d never purchase a Nokia Windows Phone. This is proof that Nokia can do so much better than this weak little jab. Bring it on Nokia! :-)

        • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

          Unfortunately now that Microsoft is in control they’re gonna be stuck doing ads similar to the “Scroogle” campaign that ran a few months ago.

    • She_Beast

      They wanted to make themselves look *above* the squabbles, but they just came off as *outside* of the squabbles, looking in with jealousy.

  • Ballisticn8

    I guess if Nokia was still relevant Android fans or Samsung could get a little upset but since Nokia has great software hindered by less than mediocre software they aren’t really relevant in the smartphone arena anymore.
    I’d love to see Nokia hardware running Android though, that might provide some pretty good competition to some of the other manufacturers out there, never going to see it happen though with MS in the mix.

    • JoshGroff

      IIRC, many Nokia WP devices have been hacked to run dual boot with Android. I might consider one as my next device, since it’s basically the same as my desktop set-up. (Ubuntu instead of Android of course)

  • booo

    Wow! That’s so clever! How did they come up with that?

    And isn’t it Microkia now… or Mokia(screw ups in finnish)?

  • Michael Nichols

    That wasn’t Nokia. Microsoft just tookover their account.

  • Jared Krinsky

    I kinda find it hilarious

  • http://www.facebook.com/rene.barba.89 Rene Barba

    BAD NOKIA! BAD! *Hit’s Nokia with a rolled up newspaper*

  • FrankBoston

    Dumb

  • Patrick Crumpler

    I did go out and buy a few KitKat bars. LOL. I did not however, go buy a nokia.

    • EricRees

      I bought one last night too. Their evil scheme is working flawlessly.

  • Droidzilla

    It’s like the fat girl telling you not to go out with the head cheerleader because she probably has the clap or something. Sorry, fat chick, but we have penicillin. Go cry in a cake.

    • Fresh360

      Possibly the craziest analogy I have ever heard but I love it lol

    • joseph barrientos

      lol nice

  • user311

    Ah Nokia. Seems like the ad should have had Microsoft breaking up pieces of Nokia’s corporate headquarters.

  • Milind Shah

    if anyone still wants to see the see the statue unveiling(and the next nexus), here you go! (1080p)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW45LMMN0L8

    • tomn1ce

      At 00:46 they show the same guy taking a pic but this time around there’s no marking on the back of the phone. It looks like they either blurred it out or he’s using a different device.

      • Stuff

        They traveled into the past and reshot the video

      • joejoe5709

        I think it’s more of a trickery of light than anything. The more I see this video, the more it becomes clear that this was an easter egg planted by Google. They wanted us to find that phone. No doubt.

      • Milind Shah

        it certainly isnt a nexus 4, what about the guy to the right of him at 00:46?

  • ERIFNOMI

    Just having some fun, no harm done. I’d waste away the rest of my days making jokes if Microsoft bought me too.

  • samari711

    Why does Nokia care? they don’t make phones anymore

  • SparkysShocker

    I am an Android fan as much as the next guy, but some of you take these marketing things way to seriously. It is funny and yes most of you are right it won’t help them sell anymore phones, although after buying and setting up an S4 for my mom I think you could break off a piece of it.

    • joejoe5709

      I know… with the whole Apple debacle the past few years and Sammy ripping on everyone under the sun I think our default setting has become a little defensive and self-righteous.

      Then again, this was a pretty weaksauce shot across the bow. What did they expect? This was designed to ruffle our feathers and it worked.

  • Philip J. Fry

    They need to lay off the booze

  • EvanTheGamer

    They’re just jealous they didn’t come up with that catchy name themselves. haha.

    • SparkysShocker

      Android K should have been Kringle

  • faganm24

    Badass

    • Patrick Crumpler

      Is that supposed to be Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

      • Weber

        That’s exactly who it is.

        • Jack3D

          Talking about Newton inventing Differential Calculus before turning 26…

  • Milind Shah

    i can smell some jealousy xD not being able to have android on their devices does hurt

  • Corey Foltman

    one great thing about nokia/windows phones. funny commercials and twitpics

  • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

    Oh, give me a break…

    • William_Morris

      What you did there… I see it.

  • Tyler James Edward Hills

    Nokia just stop. It’s getting sad now

  • Tony Byatt

    Nokia/Microsoft…Kill yourself…

  • T4rd

    They’re trying too hard…

  • Stuff

    Clever!

    • Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

      …said no one ever.

      • Stuff

        How is this not clever? They took KitKats headline and turned it onto an Android phone

        • Milind Shah

          an S4, infact showing any device here is dumb, when none of them HAVE android 4.4

          • Stuff

            Samsung has a high (if not the highest) market share of Android devices. A Galaxy series phone is an easy association with the Android brand. It doesn’t have to be a device with 4.4, it’s a jab at the actual Android brand using the most commonly recognized device.

          • SparkysShocker

            Some one knows how marketing gimmicks work

        • solstice1221

          Except KitKat’s tagline is ‘Gimme a break!’ not ‘Have a break.’

          • Stuff

            So it’s the response:
            - Gimme a break!
            - Here, have a break

            I wouldn’t be surprised that they also wouldn’t wanna mess with “Gimme a break!” tagline being potentially trademarked

  • joejoe5709

    Ooooo Kay. Jealous much? As if this will sway anyone interested in a phone. Weak.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    Sour grapes?

  • Rammstein

    I don’t get it. The GS4 doesn’t even have Android 4.4 yet…

    • Stuff

      Samsung phones are an easy association with Android due to their market share

  • Me

    Nokia just pissed they’re stuck with wp8

    • normmcgarry

      My conspiracy theory is that Microsoft bought them because they were considering putting Android on some of their phones. It would have been the death of WP.

      • mechapathy

        That was my thinking as well. But then again, Nokia probably had a bunch of WP8 devices still in the pipeline. Maybe M$ bought them for damage control. Can’t have this kind of stuff popping up…http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/29/4567046/nokia-frustrated-by-microsoft-windows-phone-slow-progress

      • Cowboydroid

        That’s actually probably the primary reason they got bought. I believe Elop(the flop) was on record a few months ago saying that they wouldn’t rule out Android, or something to that effect.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        My theory is that the MOMENT Elop left Microsoft to joint Nokia…this was the plan.

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          Just having some fun, no harm done. I’d waste away the rest of my days making jokes if Microsoft bought me too.

      • panicswhenubered

        My theory is that Microsoft wants to replicate the same super profitable model Apple has created. iOS may not have all the market share like Android has, but look at the enormous margin on their products. That’s why MS is making their own Surface tablets. Why not try and make our own phones too? To an extent, I think Google may do this more with Motorola in the future.

        …and, in regards to Motorola, I think Google may have bought Moto Mobility as a hedge against Samsung dumping Android all together in the future to transition over to their Android-based Samsung OS; Tizen (similar to what Amazon has done, which is strip out the Play store and ads Google makes money from). I really think Samsung will, at some point in the future, completely fork off Android and load all their devices with Tizen and a Samsung app store.

        • schlanz

          And when that happens I’ll happily never buy another Samsung device again.

  • Eddie Ramirez

    HATE HATE HATE NOKIA IS DRINKING TOO MUCH HATERADE.

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

    See Nokia, this is why you can’t have nice things..

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      That’s why they have the best hardware?

      • Droidzilla

        Only the best cameras, but the worst OS. I’d love to see a Zeiss/xenon combo on a Samsung or LG running Android.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Best camera and build quality. Windows phone isn’t that bad. Its nice because it doesn’t need high end specs to have a smooth phone.

          • Droidzilla

            That’s because it’s not doing anything. I tried out a few WP8 devices (not as daily drivers; just playing around with them) and I found them more annoying and plain than iOS devices. Just my take, but I can’t stand their OS direction. It’s like Live Mail vs. GMail. GMail is smooth and minimal, whereas Live Mail seems, to me, to be trying to be minimal and comes off as just plain and uninspired.

          • panicswhenubered

            Best camera? I’ll give you that one. Best build quality? I guess you haven’t handled an HTC One, Droid Maxx, or even an iPhone5. All have incredible build quality.

          • Brandon S.

            I own a 920, and I would have to say that best build quality is subjective. When I hold my 920 I think of a cadilac; Its sleek, sturdy, and beautiful. When on the other hand we have phones like the HTC One and Iphone 5, which have their own set of relevant strengths. I beleive at this level of build quality it is hard to determine which is ultimately better.

          • Khaf

            I couldnt agree with you more

          • itznfb

            Nokia has consistently made phones with high end build quality across their entire product line for well over a decade. Anything from their cheapest freebie phone to their flagship was built to last. No other manufacturer can say that.

        • Ian Case

          Worst? Thats an overstatement, I believe. BlackBerry, FireFoxOS, people stuck on Gingerbread or older, etc.

          • Droidzilla

            I’ll agree with BB and FF, but I’d take Gingerbread over WP8 any day of the week. Android OS versions matter less and less these days. Check this out:
            http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/balky-carriers-and-slow-oems-step-aside-google-is-defragging-android/

          • E A butler

            i met with a friend the other day who was using a Galaxy S2, when I looked at his phone it was still running GB 2.3. When I asked him why didn’t upgrade to 4.0, he gave me a confused look. I asked him if he liked his phone the way it was, he replied yes and I changed the topic. SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T KNOW AND DON’T CASRE!!!!

          • michael arazan

            GS2 is on ICS at least

          • hoosiercub88

            If people are still “stuck” on gingerbread or older.. it’s by choice. Those phones are well past an upgrade point by now, and a Nexus isn’t a large investment.

          • fish1552

            But you are assuming that some people have all sorts of $ to do that in this economy. Maybe those people just place less importance on phones and more on something else in their lives? If they are happy with what they have and it still works for them, so be it. It’s not a problem for YOU.

        • aQuickBit

          “Worst OS” is just a relative statement. I’m assuming you’re talking about the UI correct? Different strokes for different folks.

          • Droidzilla

            Correct; I mean the UI. And yes, it’s subjective. I personally can’t stand the WP UI, and judging by adoption rates I’m not alone. But every time I see a new Nokia I’m like, “dat camera . . .”

          • aQuickBit

            Ok and fair point. I was just wondering. I mean my HTC 8X is a pretty fun device and the simplicity of WP8 is nice/elegant as hell. Took awhile to get used to but I think its a diamond in the rough…with some rough edges that need to be sanded down. It has been doing a good job at holding me over since my GNex broke (did not survive Google Wallet gas station fall) and I’m waiting for the Moto X on Verizons MotoMaker. I really miss SmartLauncher for sure with the TRON theme. But those Live Tiles are going to be hard to give up.

      • cancerous_it

        best hardware running POS software = getting your azz bought out by the company who brought the world windows 8.

        • asten77

          As a huge Android fan, I really don’t mind Windows Phone 8 when I play with it. It’s got lots of cool things going for it. It’s too late to the game, though, and it’s got a HUGE uphill climb.

          • ToddAwesome

            Windows PHONE 8 might be fine, however, Windows 8 is an outright abomination.

          • E A butler

            Windows 8 is awesome and Windows Phone 8 is pretty good as well, the problem is Microsoft is too busy trying to be Apple, but they forgot the most important thing, YOU NEED SOFTWARE TO PLAY THE GAME! Instead of losing almost a billion dollars on Surface, just pay developers some of that money to port apps to the Windows platforms.. Apple is a company on a tightrope. The second Android or Microsoft gets more apps and first release AAA apps then Apple is destroyed.

      • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

        Hardware? Yes. Windows OS? NO

      • Chris

        I’m sorry but I’ve held their phones and man, the build quality and design are terrible.

      • Captain_Doug

        Only if you like bezel.

  • Shane Redman

    Dear Microsoft,

    If you have nothing good to say about your own products, just don’t say anything at all. Enough with the over the top competition bashing. Yes, they’re hilarious commercials and ads, but it’s not helping you sell any more…

    • Eddie Ramirez

      Especially at $299 lol

    • Bob G

      Sadly with Nokia being bought by Microsoft, we’ll now see even more mud slinging because that is how Microsoft approaches competition.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        Just like they did with the “Scroolge” campaigns they decided to start! That was just a childish move and I don’t know of one person that actually even paid attention to the commercials!