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5 things to expect from the new Android O operating system

5 things to expect from the new Android O operating system
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There was a time when smartphone users couldn't imagine using anything but Apple's iPhone. After all, the iPhone transformed cellphones from wireless phones into the multimedia devices we use all day for surfing the web, posting photos on social media, buying products, booking vacations, texting, emailing and making calls.

Yet Google's Android is now more popular worldwide than Apple's iPhone. In fact, well over 1 billion smartphones and tablets use the Android operating system.

Which is why each new version of Android is big news. People want to know about all the bells and whistles that make its arrival highly anticipated and fun.

So, while Google is still rolling out Android Nougat, the buzz is all about the next version. O, like its predecessors, will be named after a sugary treat like Marshmallow. (Any guesses what O will be named? Tell us in comments.)

So, what will be Android O's best features? We love these five (and keeping reading for a Bonus feature that will help extend your smartphone's battery life).

Note: Android O is currently available for developers. A beta version for everyone else will come out this summer, followed by the official O release this fall.

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