Do Google Codenames Make You Hungry?

Google is using names of sweets for its codenames for Android Operating System versions. Listed alphabetically the names thus far are: 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut), 2.0/2.1 (Éclair) and now, 2.X –to be named Froyo (which means Frozen Yogurt).

Am I the only one who finds this amusing? Some bloggers are actually attacking Google, saying that their codenames are sending the message that "sweets are good for you." Give me a break!

I once used the names of the Seven Dwarfs as codenames for the new products of a cold remedy product. Most of them were logical, such as Sleepy for the non-drowsy variant and Doc was the multi-symptom product. But the President of the company got mad when I named his pet project Dopey (it was a really stupid idea after all).

A few weeks later an internal memorandum was issued on the development of codenames and the requirement for top management approval. So much for creativity in codenames!


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