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Google Honeycomb Showcase Wrap-Up

This morning has come and gone and now the world is filled with more knowledge of Google's upcoming Honeycomb tablet OS. We spent the day at Google and witnessed all they had to show as well as got some hands-on time with the devices! Check out our extensive coverage after the break!

SwiftKey Introduced for Honeycomb Tablets

Today is the official day of tablets. With Google's Honeycomb showcase and the influx in tablet news, it only makes sense that popular Android keyboard software, SwiftKey, will be hitting tablets.

CNN Showcases Exclusive App For Honeycomb

One of the best features of the Android platform is the ease of development. Most of the APIs you need are clearly laid out by Google to help you create a truly powerful application. This is just what CNN did with Google's Render Script and APIs to create a very visual news application for Android.

Google: “Where’s Cee-Lo?”

Among all of the developer previews and Honeycomb showcasing, recording artist, Cee-Lo Green was expected to make an early appearance under the Google Talk name "The Lady Killer" today on stage. He wasn't online when Google went to demo video chat, so they had to resort to other methods of showing off the system.

In-App Billing Coming to Android This Quarter

The final point at today's Google event was that Google is readying the ability to support in-app purchases. In a very great move for developers, the ability will allow them to charge for additional levels, consumables, and other after-purchase needs.

Android Market Web store Announced, Purchase Applications On the Desktop, Send to Phone

The Android Market Web store has been announced and is ready for release today. The system will allow users to purchase and download content from a web browser and then send the applications to their device. To get to the web store, navigate to Here you can browse applications just as you would on an Android device. When you click on the "Buy" button on the web page, you will be presented with the option for which device you would like to send the application to. The purchase dialog would then appear asking to confirm the purchase. Once the credit card transaction completes, the application will be sent (via cloud) to the devices that were selected. [gallery]

Google Talk Video Chat Demoed at Honeycomb Showcase

Google is pushing video chat for the tablet market. Honeycomb will have video-chat built it with Google Talk. Something that has been quite overlooked is Google Talk's video stabilization. They not only developed this for a better end-user experience, but the technology will help with bandwidth, which will help great amounts when on a cellular network.
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