In an effort to make Android 4.4 more recognizable, Google has changed its nickname from Key Lime Pie to Kitkat. Lohn Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC that the name change came after Google employees realized "very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie." Lagerling also explained that Nestle, the company who makes the popular candy bar, had given Google permission to use the name.
"This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal," explained Lagerling.
Google's SVP Sundar Pichai later confirmed the name change on Google+, and posted an image of the new Android Kitkat lawn ornament. Little is known about Android 4.4, but Pichai said 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." Pichai also noted that over 1 billion Android devices has been activated since its launch.