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Nestlé takes a dig at Apple as Google launches KitKat OS

The confectionary giant has come out with a spoof promo video, put up a huge model of the Android icon shaped like a KitKat bar outside the Google headquarters in Mountainview, California, and redesigned the KitKat website peppered with digs at Apple 

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | September 5, 2013

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Mega brands have a way of making the best of big occasions. Google, Apple, Nestle – the pack can’t get bigger than this. Coinciding with its 15th birthday celebrations, Google announced that the name of the latest version of its Android mobile OS will be KitKat!

The name of its latest OS may have surprised many, but then, Google has for the first time tied up with a mega brand for a launch. And this was a good enough trigger for Nestle to come out with a spoof on Apple, which is locked in a fierce global market battle with Google in the mobile arena, on the KitKat website.

Google has traditionally named different versions of its Android using sweet themes in alphabetical order. The tradition started with Android Cupcake (version 1.5) in 2009, then came Donut, Eclair, Froyo (frozen yoghurt), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and, most recently, Jelly Bean (versions 4.1-4.3).

The redesigned KitKat website is peppered with digs at Apple, and uses a lot of Apple jargon. If Apple’s iPhone 5 was "the biggest thing to happen to an iPhone since the first iPhone," the KitKat 4.4 is "the best ever thing to happen to confectionary."

And for Nestle it was time to say once again “There's a KitKat for that. No matter what kind of break you're looking for, with 2 mega-bites, 4 mega-bites or a chunky-bite option, we've got it covered.”

Nestlé also came out with a spoof promo video for their famous chocolate bar. The video on the website shows KitKat’s Chief Breaks Officer saying that the company “got the perfect confectionery right the first time”.

Nestle also put up a huge model of the Android icon shaped like a KitKat bar outside the Google headquarters in Mountainview, California.

KitKat shaped as Android outside Google's Mountainvuew headquarters, USA

Here are some samplings from the very gadget looking-and-feeling website:

Android KitKat: Prepare for a sweet new treat

Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat!


Android 1.5, Cupcake

Right from the start, Android is an open OS that can run almost any app or widget so you can do what you want to do.


Android 2.0, Eclair

Make your home screen just how you want it. Arrange apps and widgets across multiple screens and in folders. Stunning live wallpapers respond to your touch.


Android 2.3, Gingerbread

New sensors make Android great for gaming - so you can touch, tap, tilt, and play away.


Android 4.1, Jelly Bean

Android is fast and smooth with buttery graphics. With Google Now, you get just the right information at the right time. And with more than 1 million apps on Google Play, and thousands of Android devices, you've got the freedom to do what you want on any device you choose.


Android 4.4, KitKat

It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.

It definitely has been a brand war with a difference. So, will there be a KitKat in every smartphone hereon?

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