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Sep
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Every time Google pushes out a new version of Android, they lift up a new statue in front of the Googleplex commemorating whichever sweet desert serves as the current codename. When the company revealed Android 4.4 yesterday and its codename "KitKat," they released a photo of the new statue standing in front of similar ones for Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, etc. Those statues are all made by the same company, Themendous, and those fine folks have released photos documenting the creation of the latest statue.

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Themendous3 Themendous4 Themendous5

Themendous6 Themendous7 Themendous8

The choice of the name KitKat has bothered some for being Android's first use of a trademarked name (in this case, one owned by Nestle), but apparently it was all in good fun. Google has paired the announcement of the new version with a Nexus 7 giveaway, and now Android-themed KitKats are heading to store shelves, with buyers just having to check the wrapper to see if they've won. I don't know about you, but after looking through Themendous's photos, I wouldn't mind picking up a few KitKats later today. It's just a shame the promotion doesn't start for another two days.

I've shared nine photos above, but the entire album contains 16 more. Take a look, and after that, who's ready to start taking guesses at which statue Google will ask them to make next?

Source: Themendous

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • James Heyneman

    You might want to wait until Friday to go buy some KitKats. The promotion starts 9/6.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Good point.

    • http://www.thenexttechblog.blogspot.com/ Christopher Ballenger

      Some stores may have them shipped late.

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  • Matthew Fry

    Why are there 3 statues?

    • Clint P

      Probably for promotional events, trade shows, etc.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Or maybe backups, in case someone steals one. Or it breaks in transit.

        • squiddy20

          Didn't someone steal a few of the statues a few years back?
          I do recall the Jelly Bean statue melting a few months after it was put up and being replaced in a week or so.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Yup. It didn't melt - that was a joke. They also stole an Android dog.

          • Matthew Fry

            :( I just don't understand some people.

    • Mayoo

      2 Giveaways?
      ...

      Please?

    • Drayon

      If you're making something. ALWAYS make at least two takes, so you can choose which part is best / you crew something up or want to test a paint or method, you've something to test on and see how it looks without ruining what is created.

    • IronHorse01

      In case someone decides to "break themselves a piece" lol

    • BBXiong

      in case someone decided to have a break :D

  • Justin Crowley

    funny how they took the photos with an iPhone

    • http://www.thenexttechblog.blogspot.com/ Christopher Ballenger

      Just making sure I'm not the only who noticed that.

  • Mothreja Jay

    Giant KitKat! Would be more awesome if made out of real chocolate.

    On a second thought probably not a good idea, would melt right away............

    Perhaps become a feast for the ants?

  • John Bailey

    I'll take a stab at the next "L" release of Android....Lemon Meringue? Lollipop? Licorice? Or will they partner up with Ferrara-Pan and do Lemonhead?? You saw it here first, folks... What? Too early? Hahaha

    • Kuyam

      Lion
      Mars
      Nuts
      Oreo

    • Phillip Jones

      Lollipop or lemon meringue.

    • Cherokee4Life

      FYI, its going to be Laffy Taffy.. You heard it hear first!

      and Samsung is going to release a commercial about when you shake your phone it does something special and the song will be "Shake your laffy taffy, your laffy taffy, yeah!"

    • Kcls

      Definitely lollipop.

  • Cherokee4Life

    Can we buy one?

  • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

    I feel like they should have made a matching wrapper to go along with the statue so that way they could actually unwrap it to reveal it.

  • jamesfuston

    Android 5.0 Lemonhead

  • Juanass

    It's going to be the Aussie Android 5.0 Lamington

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamington

    whoooohooooooooooooo

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    I'd rather had them go with name that wasn't a brand or otherwise a proper noun. However, the fact that Nestle's doing a promotional deal and from what we understand, there's no cash being exchanged, makes it a lot nicer. In fact, in the age of "everyone sues everyone," it's kind of nice to see two companies (albeit with very different products) working together. Now, if only Google could get Nestle to address their accusation of human rights and labor abuses in Africa...

  • MrWicket

    lollipop or lemon tart

    I love the kitkat name, so much better than klp was imo.

  • Seb

    https://plus.google.com/photos/113718587691618813451/albums/5919598453480254641

    I've seen they sent the same statue to Nestle HQ in Switerzland, 10min from my home.

  • Magneira

    Yeah people get angry at shit that dont change their lives, and in this case it does not even chance android, its not like you are going to open the dialer and have to watch a kit kat add before making a call

  • Name

    It'll be some sort of android L statue