What's in a Codename?The brains behind consumer tech's most popular products have borrowed top-secret code names from everything from cuddly animals to tasty \n\ntreats, exotic locations and more.\n\nSo what's in a codename? Take a look at the following companies and their unusual naming conventions for products both past and \n\npresent.\n\nPenguins, Lizards and Apple's X Factor: How Famous OS Logos Got Started\n\n\n\nFacebook's Rumored PhoneVampires may be trendy among teens now due to the whole Twilight thing, but it appears that Facebook employees are fans of an \n\nolder vampire TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. \n\nLast week, reports hit the Web suggesting that the rumored Facebook phone may \n\nalready be in the works. Supposedly manufactured by HTC, the Android-based platform would have the social network baked in. Its codename: \n\nBuffy.\n\n\n\nApple Walks on the Wild SideLions and leopards and panthers, oh my!\n\nIn 2000, Apple released its first version of Mac OS X in public beta form, which it codenamed "Kodiak" after the Alaskan grizzly bear. While some \n\ncompanies rename the product once it goes to market, Apple kept theirs, sticking to the exotic animal theme with the following eight releases of \n\nMac OS X, which included Puma (2001), Jaguar (2002), Panther (2003), Tiger (2005), Leopard (2007), Snow Leopard (2009) and most recently, Lion in \n\nJuly. \n\n\n\nGoogle's Sweet ToothGoogle sure seems to love its sweets. \n\nGoogle acquired Android Inc. in 2005, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. At that time, the Android operating system had already \n\nbeen released in four versions, named Cupcake, Donut, \u00c9clair and Froyo.\n\nAfter its acquisition, Google continued the alphabetical dessert trend, releasing Gingerbread (version 2.3), Honeycomb (3.0) and most recently, \n\nAndroid 4.0, which it calls Ice Cream Sandwich. The Android team is rumored to be working on the next OS, which is reportedly dubbed Jelly Bean. \n\nHungry yet?\n\nVisiting the Googleplex\n\n\nBlackBerry and the Three BearsIn 2007, Research in Motion's BlackBerry turned to fairy tales\u2014specifically Goldilocks and the Three Bears\u2014 to \n\ncodename three versions of the BlackBerry Curve 8300. \n\n"Baby Bear" referred to the version with the most basic features, which was camera-only; "Mama Bear" referred to the 8320 model, which included \n\na camera and Wi-Fi; and "Papa Bear" described the 83xx model which came equipped with the most features: camera, Wi-Fi and GPS.\n\n\n\nApple Upsets Carl SaganIn 1994, Apple codenamed the PowerMac 7100 "Carl Sagan." When the famous scientist discovered this, he sued Apple to change the name. \n\nApple, in turn, renamed the computer "BHA," which stood for "butt-head astronomer." Very mature, Apple.\n\nOnce again, however, Sagan caught wind of this new name for the PowerMac 7100 and promptly sued the company for libel, but \n\nultimately lost.\n\n\n\n\nMozilla Enjoys the OutdoorsMozilla, whose past philanthropic work includes support of wildlife preserves and national parks, named several versions of its Firefox browser \n\naccordingly. \n\nFirefox 2.0 was codenamed Bon Echo after Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada; 3.0 was codenamed Gran Paradiso after Gran Paradiso \n\nMountain Range in Italy; and Firefox 3.6 was codenamed "Namoroka" after Tsingy de Namoroka Nature Reserve in Madagascar.\n\n\n\nUbuntu's Unusual Animal NamesUbuntu is well-known for its odd, creative and alliterative codenames that it assigns to OS releases. Version 4.10, for example, was codenamed \n\n"Warty Warthog." Version 5.04 was called "Hoary Hedgehog," followed by "Breezy Badger," "Dapper Drake," "Edgy Eft," "Feisty Fawn," "Gusty Gibbon," \n\n"Hardy Heron," "Intrepid Ibex," "Jaunty Jackalope," "Karmic Koala," "Lucid Lynx," "Maverick Meerkat," "Natty Narwhal," "Oneiric Ocelot" and, most recently, \n\n"Precise Pangolin."\n\n\nMicrosoft Windows' Favorite CitiesWhile Mozilla's has demonstrated an affinity for nature, Microsoft chose several U.S. cities as codenames for its Windows products. Windows 95 \n\nwas codenamed Chicago, Windows 95 OSR 2 was codenamed Detroit, Nashville was used for a cancelled upgrade for Windows 95 as well as \n\nExplorer 4.0, and Windows 98 was codenamed Memphis.\n\nSide story: Apple codenamed Mac OS 7.5, a competing product to Microsoft's Windows 95, "Capone" after the legendary Chicago mob boss.\n\n\n\n\nNintendo's "Revolution"Nintendo originally chose the name "Revolution" to represent its new gaming console that the world would later know as the Wii. But because \n\n"revolution" is long and hard to pronounce in some cultures, Nintendo then sought something that was more to-the-point, easy to pronounce and \n\ndistinctive, ultimately going with "Wii."