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Nestle’s German Kit Kat Page Apparently Confirms Android 4.4 Release for October

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We knew it was coming soon, but since we all know nothing is ever confirmed until posted by Google, release dates for phones and OS updates are always up in the air. Apparently, Nestle’s German-based Kit Kat page that hypes the upcoming Android release, outed that Android 4.4 will be available starting in October. No word on a date within that month, but this aligns with all the other reports and rumors that have been floating around. 

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When translated from German, it reads as the following – “Android 4.4 KIT KAT is available in October.”

Given that the folks at Nestle are probably quite in tune with Google’s plan, considering the company will be hypebeasting the Google’s name choice for Android 4.4, we will stick with the month of October being the best time to look for its release. Now all we need is a specific date.

It’s likely Google will host some type of event to unveil and showcase Android 4.4 (and maybe even a new Nexus device or two to go with it), so it should be a pretty exciting month for Android lovers.

Via: German Kit Kat Facebook

  • Rafael Gomes

    Really, it’s a trick-or-treat.

  • Great updates. I think its nearer now. Last time Apple has introduced their iPhone 4s in the October. Is that Android is following to the Apple?

  • brandon

    will they give everyones android for update or no?

  • Simon Belmont

    This doesn’t really come as a surprise to me. The Nexus 4 and Android 4.2 dropped in October, too, and so did the G’Nex and Android 4.0 a year before.

    I’m hoping it’s October 14th like the rumors have been saying. That means we’re less than a month out (3 weeks, basically).

  • tyler_216

    $85 an
    hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two
    shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…And whats awesome is Im
    working from home so I get more time with my kids. Heres where I

  • foghorn67

    Any of you guys see the Android themed Kit Kats bars in stores? I’ve been keeping an eye out, but have seen any.

    • foghorn67

      I derped this one. I tragically didn’t realize that the most of the comments were on that very topic. Never mind.

  • James Friedman

    Wonder if KitKat might do like a Willy Wonka golden ticket type deal where you win a new Nexus phone….Always wanted to get my Charlie Bucket on!

  • RaptorOO7

    And so it begins. The GN3 arrives in the next few weeks with 4.3 the most current OS available and within days we will be greeted with the standard countdown clock and bitching and whining about where is KitKat, why don’t we have KitKat. Look its going to take 4-6 months (more on the 6 month side) before we get it so just figure on it, deal with it, but like you I don’t like it.

  • John Smith

    Das ist gut.

  • Omar Amer

    Getting ultra hyped for a new android version we know absolutely nothing about. Another day at DL?

    • Chris

      and given its a .x update, expect very little.

      • Adrynalyne

        However it is a name change. So expect something more than 4.2 to 4.3.

        Even 4.0 to 4.1 was a pretty big change, just not to the UI.

        • TylerChappell

          Exactly, I am expecting it to be as significant of a change from ICS to JB. It makes sense. They don’t have to go up to a brand new whole number just to introduce big changes. It IS just a number, afterall. And on top of that, I think it makes more sense for them to do Android 5.0 at IO next year than to do it at a smaller event after IO.

  • Mark Coppock

    I’ve already told the wife not to pay attention to the credit card bills in October. I’m hoping to get a Nexus 5 (or whatever it’s called), a new Nexus 10 (or whatever it’s called), and a Sony Smartwatch 2 (yeah, I know, but I want one, okay?), all in October. Gonna be an expensive month.

  • chris420o

    so gonna be a big show at google..im excited for a new nexus maybe two new nexuses and a possible android 4.4 sex

  • Chris


    Much better then the stupid snap snap chunch crunch crap they have today.

  • NorCalGuy

    Break me off a piece of that

  • Al-Burrit0

    @Timotato:disqus At first I thought “tim” in your source was you lol. I’m sure if anyone from the droidlife crew was willing to do it, it would be you haha.

  • dannyWHITE

    Love that Google has the Nexus events in October! New phones for my birthday every year!

  • Ian Smith

    wait… does that mean… N5 before November?

  • ChrisCorp

    Hijacking top post to ask an important question:

    Tim and Eric: What are your xbox gamertags?

    I would like to add you, maybe play some GTA V later on and enjoy some Xbox One goodness.

    • nvitone23

      I would as well

  • Ryan

    Give me a break! lol

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Some people should be preparing to curse their phone and non-timely updates. *looks directly at g2,s4 and one owners*

  • samosa king

    YES GUYS!! Half-Life 3 is to be released in October!!! 😀

  • ToddAwesome

    Go to Hell Verizon! Thank you, that is all.

  • Josh Flowers

    i’m still waiting for some KitKat packages with specially marked Androids to appear on them for this contest…i’ll buy however many I have to, like Charlie Bucket…and hopefully win with just 1 or 2 purchases.

    • Sorry, babe – can’t pay rent this month. Must buy candy bars!

      • Josh Flowers

        i’ll use algorithms…i’m now telling the computer what it can do with half a million pounds of chocolate.
        (mind any misquote, it’s been a while)

        • Whenever I watch that scene now I always imagine the guy telling the computer to shove all that chocolate up it’s motherboard ports.

    • Jason Downing

      Charlie didn’t buy a ton… that was Violet Beauregarde

      • Josh Flowers

        hence the 1 or 2 🙂

        • Jason Downing

          what 1 or 2… i call nonsense

      • Wrong. It was Veruca Salt. Violet turned… violet.

        • Jason Downing

          wow… embarrassed. I don’t know what I was thinking 🙂

    • leenephi

      Seriously. I’m mad I haven’t seen any around here yet. I busted out Walgreens this morning. Nothing. Walmart last week. Nothing.

      Patience, I suppose. 🙂

  • Mike Hilal

    I want the kitkat bar

  • Tony Byatt

    Along with the Nexus’?

  • The Phenom

    I cannot wait for this.

  • KIT has 3 letters… KAT has 3 letters…

    Half Life 3 confirmed!

    • If you combine Kit + Kat, that’s six letters. Cut it in HALF and that’s 3 for each word.

      Half Life 3 CONFIRMED!!!

      • leenephi

        Wait a second.. 3 sets of 3 letters in Confirmed.. in your sentence about Half-Life 3 Being confirmed……… that can only mean one thing…

      • jeff manning
        • Jaxon Wright

          think we all know why this is going to get a zilly downvotes

        • iphag

          look at the super high res 3g iphag picture… what are you even doing here? your forum is http://www.iphoneforphags.com

          • jeff manning

            Or I found some random picture on the internet and posted it here. Even though I’m rolling with a moto x

            You need to calm your jimmies down.

    • Sirx


  • Derek Duncan

    KITKAT for Halloween. DONE.

    • The kids in my neighborhood are all getting Kit Kat bars. Then getting chased with a chainsaw. I love the holidays.

      • Josh Flowers

        are you going to chase them FOR the kitkat bars, or just…being the neighborhood chainsaw guy?

        • Just your friendly neighborhood chainsaw guy. I have a serious doubt the HOA will appreciate it though 🙁

          • aye_winchell

            isn’t that what the chainsaw is for? plus i don’t think they will mind as long as you don’t use it on any actual trees.

          • For some reason, the HOA here are completely anal about things. I had a newspaper sitting on MY porch for a week and they wrote me a letter about “clutter.” A newspaper. It’s that type of thing that drives me to whip out the chainsaw during Halloween. lol

          • It was there for a week. They have to be proactive about those things. One week it’s some chainsaw wielding guy’s paper. The next, it’s some dude’s car that hasn’t moved for a year and the tires are rotting off. ;]

          • aye_winchell

            They are like that everywhere, even in Montana, where we have more trees then people, ask kellen, trees for miles, but yet the HOA’s are still completely anal, and by anal, i mean assholes 🙂 that’s why i made a point to buy not in an HOA neighborhood, trees better watch there looks 😉

          • capecodcarl

            HOAs are usually driven by nosy housewives with nothing to do during the day but stew about the length of your grass or your untrimmed bushes.

          • Mark Coppock

            Hee hee… Read yours right after I wrote mine. I live in Oak Park, CA, where, as you can guess from the name, the trees are sacred. You could regularly conduct human sacrifices on your front lawn, but cut a twig off an Oak, and my HOA will have you tarred and feathered and put on display.

          • Mark Coppock

            I doubt that your HOA has a specific section in their bylaws about wielding a chainsaw in pursuit of children at Halloween. And if HOA’s do anything at all, it’s remaining consistent with their bylaws.

          • If your HOA does have anything about “wielding a chainsaw in pursuit of children”… MOVE!

      • leenephi

        Just saying.. get those Kit Kat bars.. and you may find yourself with a new Nexus device!

        • anon

          Maybe a spin on willy wonka? find a golden ticket get a free nexus 5?

          • leenephi

            Well that’s kinda how it’s supposed to already be working. Rather than a golden ticket, you find a code or something XD

        • Raj Bhatt

          I can’t find the promotional ones anywhere. It’s almost as frustrating as not having a real Nexus announcement yet!

        • michael arazan

          If I Bite the side of a Android KitKat bar with one single bite to the middle, Do I Get Sued By Apple?

      • Jeremy Sheehan

        Sounds like fun! I’d like to do that when my boys get older.

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          • Matthew Fura

            Go to hell.

      • MichaelFranz

        must record this…no points if you dont

      • Jose Torres

        Halloween is not a holiday because I don’t get the day off.

    • Jimmy Baez

      I never thought about that. Interesting.