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Building 43

Inside building 43 at its headquarters today in Mountain View, Calif., Google showed off the newest Android operating system, Honeycomb, and debuted the Android Market Web store.

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Tiny Android toys

Google handed out tiny "limited edition" Android toys at the the door. I thought it might walk, or talk, or read my Gmail to me, but it just sits there and looks cute.

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Notifications

The main screen of the desktop, with a view of app widgets on Honeycomb and the notifications displayed in the lower right-hand corner.

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App screen

Android Market Web store demo showing an app preview screen. Google wants to give developers more control over how they promote their apps.

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Android Market Web store

A demo of the Web-based Android Market Web store, which shows details about each app and sorts into a variety of categories.

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Purchase confirmation

Android Market Web store purchasing demo showing the purchase confirmation receipt.

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Hands-on showing video chat

Hands-on with one of the Motorola Xoom tablets running Honeycomb and showing video chat.

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Paging through books

Turning a page while reading in Google Books.

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Hands-on with Honeycomb

After the run-through with Honeycomb, which focused largely on the Android Market Web store, there was a hands-on showroom where Google partners showed off some of the apps designed for Honeycomb.

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GoPayment

Intuit now offers its mobile payment service GoPayment for free.

The card swiping hardware, which plugs into the headphone jack, also comes free. Users pay only a 15 cent fee for each transaction.

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CNN on Honeycomb

CNN's magazine style news portfolio on Honeycomb features video and access to the network's crowd-source iReports.

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Time

A large, colorful photograph is shown on Time magazine's Honeycomb app.

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Google Maps

A Google Maps demo on Honeycomb features 3D views of buildings when zoomed in to street level.

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Pulse News

The Pulse News social news reader shown running on Honeycomb. It takes advantage of Honeycomb's components, called Fragments--which allow for side-by-side browsing and navigation.

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Weatherbug

Weatherbug running on Honeycomb features scrolling browsing of live Webcams, like this view of the Crowne Plaza Houston near Reliant Park.

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The Economist

Android users can check out The Economist with this app, which can read each article out loud in streaming audio.

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IQ Grocery on Honeycomb

IQ Grocery on Android is designed to make shopping easier. It lets users create and organize grocery lists, and instantly updates the lists between tablet and phone.

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Google Body

Described as Google Earth for the body, Google Body gives a detailed,  3D tour of human anatomy, showing skin, muscle, organs, and bone.

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Fuze Box

Fuze Box video conference calling and collaborative presentation tool shown on Honeycomb.

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Touchtype

Touchtype is an alternate keyboard for Android that allows for quick and dirty typing by judging the distance between finger taps and extrapolating what words are intended, whether keys are hit square-on or not.

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Tunis conference room at Building 43

A view from outside the Tunis conference room at Building 43 in Mountain View, Calif., where Google showed off the Android Honeycomb operating system Wednesday.

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