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Can you guess the codenames for these famous products?

The only place where you can get names like Perestroika, Jaunty Jackalope and Weed-Whacker.

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WHEN NEW PRODUCTS are in development, the makers usually give them codenames since the official name hasn’t been decided upon yet.

This is prevalent in the tech industry where names like Houdini (Adobe Acrobat), Oktoberfest (iOS 1.1.2) and Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.0) are a common occurrence and sometimes have no real link to the actual product.

But can you guess what the codenames are for these famous products? Only one way to find out.

1) Let's start with an easy one. Kitkat was the both the codename and official name for which major mobile OS?
Android
iOS

Windows Phone
Blackberry
2) 'M68' was the codename for which influential product?
Sony Walkman
Playstation 2

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The original iPhone
Google Maps
The M6 motorway from Dublin to Galway
3) What originally had the codename 'Project Reality'?
Facebook
Nintendo 64

Oculus Rift
Playstation
4) True or false: The Amiga was was given the codename 'Lorraine' when it was in development?
True
False
5) What had the name 'Tactical Domestic Simulator' at one point before it was released?

Metal Gear Solid: Tactical Espionage Action
6) 'Chicago' was the codename of which iconic Microsoft product?
Windows 95
Hololens

Windows Phone
Surface
7) What console had the codename 'Revolution' before it was released in 2006?
Nintendo Wii
Playstation 3

Xbox 360
Dreamcast
8) True or False: the phone Facebook released with HTC back in 2013 was codenamed 'Buffy'?
True
False
9) What was 'Dulcimer' (this instrument) the codename for?
Spotify
Xbox Music

The original iPod
Keytar
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