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Google Teases Android 4.4 KitKat Release with Twitter Clues

by Jacob Kleinman | October 16, 2013October 16, 2013 9:30 am PDT

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The Android 4.4 KitKat release date is still a mystery, and earlier reports pegging the OS’s launch for Oct. 15 (yesterday) were incorrect. Google hasn’t revealed very much about its upcoming operating system since announcing its name last month and some smaller developer changes, but a few recent posts from the official @KITKAT Twitter account have us thinking the company could be leaving a trail of clues that reveal when Android 4.4 will be unveiled.

Yesterday, the first clue surfaced in the form of an image of the Android 4.4 KitKat mascot along with the words, “Everybody dance now!” The tweet sparked a few interesting theories, and today a second image appeared, offering the message, “This Is It,” along with a subtle suggestion that “Sometime you have to look for the signs.” Now if that’s not a clue we don’t know what is.

So what does it mean? Well there are a lot of different theories, but all of them point to an October release for Android 4.4 KitKat. The first clue is a clear reference to the song “Gonna Make You Sweat,” which was released on Oct. 18 1990, but there’s more. The hit single was recorded by C+C Music Factory, originally called The 28th Street Crew, which lines up nicely with the fact that Michael Jackson documentary “This It It” also happened to come out on Oct. 28, 2009. Yes, we know these theories sound a bit crazy, but clearly Google has a lot of fans who are excited for the new release.

Then again, if you’re looking for a safe bet we’d put our money on Oct. 29, which happens to be the one year anniversary of the day Google unveiled Android 4.2 and the Nexus 4. Either way, Android is set for an upgrade, and in all likelihood Google fans will get their new operating system by the end of the month.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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