Google's Android O operating system could be released next week - here are 11 of the best new features

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Google could release the latest version of the Android operating system, called Android O, within the next few weeks.

Android O could be released as soon as the week of August 21, "most likely on the 21st itself," prolific gadgets leaker Evan Blass tweeted on Monday.

Android O will be the eighth generation of the Android operating system, and it'll be an incremental update with performance, feature, and design improvements rather than a major overhaul.

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It's likely that Google's own Pixel smartphones will be the first recipients of Android O if it is actually released on August 21. Indeed, Google's own devices usually get the updates first, and third-party phones get them much later.

Check out some of the best updates coming to your smartphone with Android O:

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