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Are KitKat tweets hinting at Android, Nexus phone's release date?

October 17, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • An image of a KitKat version of the Android mascot with the Nexus 7 tablet.
An image of a KitKat version of the Android mascot with the Nexus 7 tablet. (KitKat )

Will Google's Android 4.4 operating system and new Nexus smartphone come out Oct. 28? Maybe, if you believe in hidden chocolate clues.

Earlier this year, Google and KitKat teamed up to name the next version of Android after the chocolate snack.

Since then, KitKat has made Android's robot mascot a big part of its Twitter marketing. And in the last few days the company has been sending out cryptic tweets that some are reading as possible clues.

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On Tuesday, KitKat tweeted a picture of the Android robot in a dance pose with the caption "Everybody dance now!"

On Wednesday, KitKat tweeted a picture of its chocolate bars spelling out "This is it." The caption for the tweet said "Sometimes you have to look for the signs…" and that's prompted a lot of KitKat and Google fans to try to decipher the two tweets.

So what does it all mean? If you ask KitKat's Twitter fans, they'll tell you it means that the Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 will come out on Oct. 28.

The inference is a bit of a reach but intriguing: "Everybody dance now" is a line from the song “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by the group C+C Music Factory. But their original name was the 28th Street Crew.

But what about "This is it"? Well, that could be a reference to the Michael Jackson documentary movie, which came out on -- wait for it -- Oct. 28, 2009.

For now, they are just conjectures, but don't be surprised if Android 4.4 KitKat and a new Nexus phone are indeed announced or released on Oct. 28. 


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