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Android KitKat release set for October, Nexus 5 too?

Android KitKat is coming next month -- which could mean the Google Nexus 5 is imminent too.

Android KitKat is coming next month. That's the word from the chocolatiers at Nestlé who lent their name to the next update for Google's operating system for mobile phones and tablets -- which could mean the Google Nexus 5 is imminent too.

Each new Android update is shown off by a new Nexus phone, and if KitKat is coming then it follows the hotly-anticipated Nexus 5 will come along in a matter of weeks too.

Android KitKat is named after the famous four-fingered chocolate bar. For ages everyone expected the next generation of Android 4.4 to be called Key Lime Pie, but the Big G decided to go for a more internationally recognised snack, closing the deal in less than 24 hours after first calling KitKat maker Nestlé. While I love a KitKat Chunky as much as the next man, Nestlé is notorious for its aggressive promotion of powdered milk in the third world and somewhat chequered human rights record.

We expected to see Key Lime Pie at Google's annual I/O developer conference earlier this summer, where Google usually reveals new updates.

A statue celebrating the KitKat update has been unveiled at Google headquarters, joining previous versions also named after sweet treats: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. 

Great, now I want a KitKat. What do you want to see in the next Android update? Let me know in the comments, or on our sweet and tasty Facebook page.