As I’m sure you all realized by now, October 15, which many “rock-solid” insiders pinned down as Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat’s D-Day, came and went, with no chocolaty treats or Full HD-toting, pure Android-running hardware detailed.
Which brings us back to square one, where we’re grasping at straws and seeing hints where there really is nothing to see. Or is there? For instance, what can you make of the two puzzles thrown in the mix via KitKat’s official Twitter handle over the past 24 hours?
The first is a photo of a dancing Android KitKat figure, accompanied by a short and apparently random text: “Everybody dance now”. Meanwhile, the second contains two messages, one made of chocolate bars that reads “This is it” and the other encouraging us “to look for the signs”.
They’re messing with us, you say? There’s no real clue to be found by anyone other than a paranoid Sherlock Holmes? Perhaps, but let’s look for the signs for a few seconds. Just for the heck of it.
Starting at the top, “Everybody Dance Now” is a famous lyric of a famous song by C+C Music Factory called “Gonna Make You Sweat”. No apparent connection with Google, Android or Nexus, save for… the song’s release date: October 18, 1990. So could Big G bring the N5 and Android 4.4 to light two days from now?
Not so fast, because intriguingly enough one of the aliases C+C Music Factory went by in the ‘80s was The 28th Street. So it’s surely October 28, right?
Sounds crazy, I know, but it indeed makes sense, especially when you add the other teaser in the equation. Quick, what does “This Is It” make you think of? Michael Jackons, you got it, and it was on October 28, 2009 that the documentary honoring MJ’s memory entered theaters.
You could say all the above is a (huge) stretch, and maybe it is, but consider another nugget of info: Google and LG’s Nexus 4 became official on October 29, 2012, so an October 28, 2013 unveiling for its sequel was probably the best guess from the get-go.