In case any of you were wondering just how popular Android really is, then get your head around this. One billion activations! Even more impressive is that the little green robot activated 500 million operating systems in the last year! That is incredibly impressive since the operating system has been around for 6 years. With a tidal wave of devices to choose from and huge partner like Samsung offering Tablets, Phablets, Smart Phones, and now Smart Watches there is no doubting the boldness of opening up huge Samsung Experience Centers inside struggling Best Buy Stores. Even in my small home town, the Sammy Store within a store is very impressive! With Android winners comes some Android losers it also appears. HTC, the once dominant OEM Manufacturer for Google is struggling in the wake of Samsung. HTC posted revenue down 45% in August and 23 consecutive months of revenue lower than the previous month. C’mon HTC, some us loved the Robert Downey Jr. commercial even though you should have used Iron Man in it.
So Android with it’s success is getting ready to launch a new version of it’s OS version 4.4. It will be moving away from the Jelly Bean title it has used for the previous version 4.X releases and will rebrand it with a known chocolaty favorite called KitKat! That’s right, the Hershey folks want in on some of this Android momentum and have partnered with them in calling the next OS KitKat. If you don’t believe me check out the Google HQ front yard where all previous versions of the OS have been immortalized with a statue.
So what do you do with a huge confectionary partner like Hersey and a Hot Rod like Android doubling activations in one year? You go after the competition with a parody video of course! Who doesn’t love taking a jab at Apple right?
Not a lot is known about the new OS but we will keep you posted as leaks inevitably will start to happen. But for now check out the version history below and drop a comment if you feel like getting something chocolate all the sudden!
Android 1.5: Cupcake
Android 1.6: Donut
Android 2.0: Eclair
Android 2.2: Froyo
Android 2.3: Gingerbread
Android 3.0: Honeycomb
Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
Android 4.2: Jelly Bean
Android 4.3: Jelly Bean
Android 4.4: KitKat (coming soon)