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Google Rolls Out Android Market For Web Browsers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Google's Android Market and its bevy of apps are coming to a Web browser near you.

The search leader announced its Android Market Web store Wednesday at an event for the new version of its Android operating software, Honeycomb.

The store lets users browse and buy apps and have them installed remotely to their smart phones and tablets. Previously, the Android Market was only available on Android-running devices.

Chris Yerga, director of engineering for Android cloud services, says the move gives users more ways to find and install apps on their Android-running gadgets.

Yerga added that Google will start supporting in-app purchases, which means users may soon be able to buy virtual items such as additional levels or features within games. This is a feature Apple Inc.'s iPhone already has.