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News Google partners with Nestlé on Android 4.4 'KitKat'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 4 Sep 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Wow, product placement in their version names. Who'da thunk google could reach a new low?
     
  3. Guinevere

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    Apparently not. According to both parties it isn't this kind of deal.

    Must be a coincidence that kit-kat bars are to be carrying massive Android branding on them...
     
  4. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I can't really see why this is a bad thing, KitKats are awesome!
     
  5. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Android KitKat won't crash... it'll just be taking a break.
     
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  6. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    +1
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Have a cake, I mean KitKat.
     
  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    well that certain fruit based company are still trying to trademark their name.....
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Which one? Orange, Apple or Blackberry?
     
  11. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I think that he was referring to Kumquat.
     
  12. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    orange are now EE , blackberry is a brand name for the company RIM.... so that leaves....
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Orange still exists as a separate entity as well as being one-half of the EE joint venture, and Research In Motion is now known wholly as BlackBerry with the RIM name (and amusing URL) being retired.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    RIM are no more, the entire company is called Blackberry [now]

    Orange are still Orange, The EE joint venture with T-Mobile is primarily in the UK, elsewhere they're both still separate companies...

    EDIT: Gareth beat me to it...
     
  15. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    orange and T-Mobile merged last year for 1 company = EE (which ofc you know)

    orange is a brand under EE now - hence why it says on the website ` orange brought to you by EE`

    says very similar on the TMobile website ;)


    although a `nod` for blackberry - seem to have missed that one
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Bzzt. I'm afraid you have that exactly backwards: EE is a partly-owned subsidiary of Orange S.A., which owns 50%. The other 50% is held by Deutsche Telekom.
     
  17. ksyruz

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    Great now all my Android devices are going to be broken into quarters whenever I see my Friends. Have a Break Have an Android 4.4, no wait its Have a KitKat.
     
  18. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Just for absolute clarity, it's T-Mobile UK and Orange UK who have merged to form EE. Their parent companies are still very much Orange SA and Deutsche Telekom.

    EDIT: I started typing that 10 minutes ago, I'm not going insane. I'm not I'm not I'm not.
     
  19. monkiboi

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    I'm holding out for Android Curley Wurley
     
  20. Harlequin

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    then I stand corrected and apologise
     
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