In Pictures: Android turns five - a look back

With the fifth anniversary of the Google Android operating system’s release quickly approaching, we look back on the platform’s rise from also-ran to market leader.

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Jelly Bean (4.1)

This summer’s Jelly Bean saw Google focus heavily on performance and usability features, most notably in the form of Project Butter – a concerted effort to iron out minor bugs that could cause performance snags. It also introduced Google Now, a centralized series of “cards” that track particular types of information.

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