By Stephen Schenck | September 19, 2013 4:00 PM
We know that our next release of Android will be 4.4, KitKat, and if the rumors from last week are to be believed, KitKat could be arriving arm-in-arm with the Nexus 5 smack in the middle of October. As we wait to see if that theory will pan out, one of the players on the sidelines of all this action has something to say about KitKat’s availability, and it’s also talking about October.
Over in Germany, Nestle’s Facebook account for Kit Kat has been taking full advantage of the increased traffic this Android partnership is getting it, and has been posting all sorts of teasers for the upcoming platform release. Of course, that’s going to attract as many smartphone fans as candy fans, and the company’s been fielding comments from both.
In response to a query about the software release, Nestle posts through this Kit Kat account that Android 4.4 KitKat will be available in October.
We know, it’s weird to even be thinking about taking a candy company’s word as an authority for this kind of thing, but Nestle (and Hershey’s in the States) must be aware of Google’s intentions, if it’s to build an effective marketing campaign around the Android 4.4 launch. It’s not crazy to consider that its social media workers might have at least a general understanding of when Google intends for KitKat to drop.