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.

Gingerbread (2.3)

Gingerbread , which was released in December 2010, saw the Android UI overhauled and new capabilities like Near-Field Communication added in. The majority of Android devices in use today still run Gingerbread, according to Google’s own statistics.

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