This is disturbing I think. The next software version for Google Android smartphones is called “KitKat” – after the Nestlé chocolate bar.
To promote the deal Nestlé is planning to give out millions of chocolate bars shaped like the Android mascot.
I’m an Apple fanboy so I’m not planning to get an Android phone any time soon anyway, but this hardly helps.
Android names their new operating systems alphabetically, so there’ll soon be one starting with the letter “M”. I have an idea: Why not call it “Android Marlboro”? Then Philip Morris can hand out millions of Android-shaped boxes of cigarettes.
Do you have any suggestions for the rest of the alphabet?
Most the people commenting seem to think that I’m crazy for even reacting to this. This sort of marketing is regarded as normal – which is exactly the problem.