Today, Google held an event at its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters to officially announce Honeycomb, the next iteration of its Android operating system built specifically for tablets. And while the news of Google's new portable OS has us amped, the announcement that it was finally going to launch its web-based Android Market managed to completely divert our attention.

Opened today, the online Android Market will let users search for and buy apps, and have them pushed directly to their phones or tablets. If you've ever tried looking for an app in the old Android market, you know how big of a deal this is. Unlike most new Google services, this one seems to be working fine right out of the gate. If you have an Android device and want to give it ago, head over to market.android.com.

[Androinica]