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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Android 1.0

In the beginning, there was version 1.0 – the Android software that ran on the HTC Dream (better known to many in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G1) bore little outward resemblance to today’s more polished variants, but the basis of the system was already present at the G1’s launch in September 2008.

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