Is October 18th the New Announcement Date for Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5?

October 15, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

There were rumors floating around that today would be the day that the Nexus 5, 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat would be announced by Google. With no press invites, I kinda figured it wouldn’t happen. And with only about 2 hours left in the day, it doesn’t look very likely. But there’s a new rumor. Yay, we love rumors, right?

Today the KitKat Google+ page posted a status that said “Everybody Dance Now” and there’s a video that is 4 minutes and 40 seconds long so it looks like 4:40, as in Android 4.4. It’s a hit single o the same title made by the American dance group C+C Music Factory. The song was released on October 18th, 1990. So basically where everyone is going with this is October 18th, from the release date of that song, and the length of the song is 4:40. So October 18th is the announcement and 4:40 is Android 4.4. The only thing is, October 18th is a Friday. And Google doesn’t normally announce stuff on a Friday. Normally it’s a Tuesday or Wednesday. Then again, last year the Nexus 4 was announced on a Monday, so stranger things have happened.

There’s also some other rumors of it being announced on October 23rd, based on the Nexus 7 commercials Google released today. So basically, we really don’t know when it’s getting announced, but we know it’s coming soon. Google almost always announces their next version of Android and new Nexus in October with availability in mid-November. So we’ll be watching closely. There’s still plenty of leaks for you to check out as well, so make sure you stay tuned to the site, we’ve got plenty of coverage.

Could it be October 18th? October 23rd? Who knows. But I hope we get some press invites very soon so we can have it confirmed. How about the rest of you? Let us know in the comments below.