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Welcome to the fairgrounds

Expecting the calm of thinning crowds on the last day of the show, I was surprised to instead brave the hordes at Google's MWC booth.

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Like a Polaroid picture

Wait in line for a ride down Google's two-story booth slide, smile at the end of the chute, and pick up your photo and a coveted pin.

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She's got "pinterest"

A Google booth worker explains how this attendee can get her first pin.

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Oh, these pins?

Gathering or trading for all 86 pins was many attendees' ultimate goal, like this guy, who turned down trade offers in his quest to fill out his collection.

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Now we're talking

It was only a matter of time before Google made good on Android's role as an ice-cream man.

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Now this is what I call...

...unwrapping Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Om nom nom

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Custom cases

Giant robots are for more than just show. This one picks up tiny "gems" and glues them to a plastic Galaxy Nexus case. If you win the drawing, you can take one home.

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Which one would you choose?

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Camera man

Why erect a camera stand when you can affix one to a plastic Android?

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All your plushies are belong to me

A tablet controls the claw arm that grasps for Android plush dolls. The word on the street is that the tablet ratchets up the difficulty.

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Lazy river

A conveyor belt hugging a large swath of the booth puts a history of Android smartphones on display.

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Design wall

Google commissioned a third-party company to create a tactile interactive wall using Ice Cream Sandwich as a starting inspiration.

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Everybody's favorite droid

They may wear suits, but Android fans weren't shy about sharing their inner childhood glee.

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One classy bar

When the ice cream sandwiches weren't around, Google employees served an array of sweets and drinks to tired convention goers.

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Down we go

A woman enters a slide from the second floor of Google's booth. A popular fixture at last year's booth, it made a return for this year's Mobile World Congress.

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