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)

6 COMMENTS

  1. Yes I did. Love It!
    But I still want to stop and see the Nokia TabPhone as well as the Sony, HTC and LG offerings as I am on my way to get my SNote3.
    I was due at the time of the Note2, but I spent my money on X-mass. That’s not going to happen this year. However…
    My wife spent my upgrade on herself (long story) and none of our lines is eligible till early 2014. So to rectify that, I added another line, for a friend, and gave them my spare Nokia 820, over the weekend.
    I intend to use the subsidy for that line to buy my device.
    My 3 year old Dell Streak 5 has served me well, but it is stuck at GB2.3.3 and I want all the new features, and Chrome, that Android has to offer.
    That Said, I still want to watch Windows Phone to see how it matures. I was happy with my WinMo 6.1 experience, and still miss it.
    Time to spend some money on myself!
    Who has the best offering? And the “Gear” to go with it?
    I already have the Sony MW1, and the software and updates make me worry about buying into Sony.
    2 HTC devices, one still works, the other died too early.
    My original SmartPhone, the Nokia 3600, still works. And there is a 16MB SD memory card still in the holder.
    LG seems to get good reviews.
    Tough decision to make.

  2. So curious. Why did Google keep the Jelly Bean moniker for three iterations of the OS. So they could say “X%” of users are running JellyBean collectively?

    • I don’t know why “They” do what “They” do.
      Sure, I am stranded at GB 2.3.3. ON MY 3 YR. OLD DEVICE!
      But, if it had been Microsoft, my OS would have been retired, twice.
      Palm wouldn’t exist.
      BB would be on the ropes.
      And I think even the first 2 iPhones wouldn’t be supported anymore.
      I am a year overdue for a purchase, I had no expectation to be running a current OS at this point in time.
      But I am ready now.

  3. I have to post a correction since I grew up in the chocolate industry. Nestle owns KitKat, not Hershey. I’ve seen the error in other articles also.

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