Last month, Nestle told some fans on its German Facebook page that Android 4.4, or KitKat, would be available at some point in October. At the time, it said that Google only knew the date, but a number of teases out of the candy maker seems to suggest that it knows more than it was letting on.
On October 15, the official KitKat Twitter page sent out an innocuous Tweet featuring a KitKat Bugdroid busting a move:
— KITKAT (@KITKAT) October 15, 2013
Many took it as just a nice bit of social media relations, but the conspiracy theorists that lurk on the Internet went much deeper. They theorized that the tweet was a thinly veiled announcement of Android 4.4’s release date using two facts. The song, “Gonna Make You Sweat,” which the tweet references was released by C+C Music Factory on October 18. The group was also formerly known as The 28th Street Crew. Put two and two together and you get a release date of October 28.
Now, that might seem a little silly, but it’s apparent that these Internet sleuths were onto something. Just five hours ago, the KitKat Twitter account tweeted this out:
Sometimes you have to look for the signs… pic.twitter.com/XNBxaGP3sD
— KITKAT (@KITKAT) October 16, 2013
Not only is the tweet encouraging people to look for “the signs,” but the image is a reference to the Michael Jackson album and documentary of the same name. When was This Is It released? October 28.
With both of these teases, Android fans are now confident that Google is going to release Android 4.4 on October 28. We’re also likely to see the Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 on the same date.
It’s worth reminding fans to keep their expectations in check. This could be nothing more than social media chatter from a brand that’s having way too much with its new association with Google’s mobile OS. That being said, it seems almost too deliberate at this point so we’ll just have to wait and see.