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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Multitasking Speaking of multitasking—yup, Android got that right, too. To be clear: Android pioneered actively running multiple apps in the background, while other operating systems froze or paused apps once you went back to the home screen. The feature may have been a battery-life killer in the early years, but letting apps run in the background helped Android get a head start on having true multitasking on mobile devices. Some devices, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, even permit you to run two apps side by side, just as you would on a “real” computer.

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