In Pictures: A retrospective of Google’s Android mobile platform

Our look back on the Google smartphone and tablet platform’s progress from experiment to market leader.

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Android was originally the brainchild of Andy Rubin, who founded Android, Inc., with several colleagues in late 2003. Google bought the company in 2005 and set to work on developing the Linux-based platform that would eventually become the Android operating system.

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