Cryptic tweets suggest Android 4.4 KitKat could launch on October 28

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A pair of tweets from the Twitter account @KitKat have fueled speculation that Google's next Android refresh, controversially dubbed KitKat, is set to launch later this month. Specifically, many believe we could see the new software -- and perhaps a new gadget or two -- arrive on October 28.

In what may be a bit of a stretch, the general consensus is that the first image showing the Android KitKit logo with the tagline “everybody dance now” is a reference to C+C Music Factory’s 1990 debut album (and hit single) Gonna Make You Sweat. Members of the group were previously in a house-music group called The 28th Street Crew -- it’s the 28th that web users have picked up on from the first visual clue.

The second image contains the tagline “Sometimes you have to look for the signs…” and shows a series of KitKat candy bars arranged to spell out “This Is It.” This could be a reference to Michael Jackson’s 2009 American documentary / concert film which just happened to be released on October 28.

Make of it what you will but a late-October release certainly seems plausible given Google’s track record. Last year, the search giant announced Android 4.2, the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 all on October 29. Given the KitKat revelations, does that also mean we might see the Nexus 5 officially surface on the 28th, too?

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