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.

Éclair (2.0/2.1)

Google bumped the next version’s number to 2.0, underlining the substantial improvements that were made and beginning a new era for Android at Éclair’s release just a month after that of Donut, in October 2009. Along with the Motorola Droid, Éclair helped raise Android’s public profile significantly.

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