In pictures: 8 mobile OS features you saw on Android first

On the eve of Android’s fifth birthday, it’s time to give the little green guy the respect he deserves.

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Folders Nowadays iOS users have folders so they can better organize their apps, but Apple “borrowed” the feature from Android. Although Android’s original folders weren’t as pretty or as easy to make, they let you organize your apps any way you wanted and made keeping track of what you did and didn’t have installed on your phone significantly easier.

When Google launched Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it took a page out of Apple’s book by making folders simpler to create and giving them a much-needed visual makeover. If you’re one of those people who have a home screen covered with apps stuffed in folders, you a) are a hoarder and need help and b) can thank Android for making it easier to sort through your...

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