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Google name their new OS Android KitKat

Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.

Original speculation was that the new Google Android operating system was to be called Key Lime Pie, Google have now announced that the new version 4.4 operating system will be called Android KitKat, yes as in Nestle chocolate bar KitKat.

Seen as a marketing coup for the Swiss food and beverage maker, Nestle plans to sell more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot.

"This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal," John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships has said, the idea was to do something "fun and unexpected".

Allyson Stewart-Allen, a director for International Marketing Partners has said the Android-KitKat brand marriage is a creative and possibly clever idea.

Many consumers, in markets around the world, know what a KitKat bar is and generally will have positive associations with that name.

The risk however is that should one of these two brands has a recall or scandal, it will taint the other.

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is a PAC code?

A porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.