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.

Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0)

Google began trying to re-unify tablet and smartphone Android with Ice Cream Sandwich, which debuted in October 2011. Along with another total interface makeover, ICS brought 1080p video recording, face unlock, and Chrome browser sync, among many other new features.

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