The next version of Android is named “KitKat” in line with Google's penchant for giving tasty names to its software running powering mobile devices. KitKat is a chocolate-covered wafer created by Nestle. The list of earlier Android software names includes Cupcake, Donut, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean.
Android software runs more than a billion smartphones or tablets worldwide, according to Google. Smartphones powered by Google’s Android software have grown their global market share as iPhones lost ground due to lack Apple models. The Android share of the smartphone market grew to 79.3 % during the second quarter of the year while that of iPhone slipped to 13.2 %.