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12.06.11

We're Hosting a Google Plus Hangout With Android's Matias Duarte

Join Newsweek/The Daily Beast's Dan Lyons and Google's Android design guru Matias Duarte for a live Google+ Hangout at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

A few months ago, when Google launched its competitor to Facebook in Google+, one feature stuck out as particularly cool. It's called Hangout, and it lets anyone join a nine-person live video chat right there in Google+'s newsfeed. It's been embraced by people from celebrities like Will.I.Am to politicians like Mitt Romney—and we wanted in on the game. When we made our intentions public, Newsweek/The Daily Beast's tech columnist Dan Lyons was the first to raise his hand to volunteer.

Tomorrow, starting at 4:30 p.m. ET on the +, Dan will host a live interview with renowned computer-interface designer and user-experience lead for Android Matias Duarte, with plans to touch on tech, mobile, and Ice Cream Sandwich—Google's latest mobile operating system.

To join us, keep an eye on our Google+ page around 4:30 p.m. ET for the notification that our Hangout has started. Then click "join" and bring your geeky questions! We're hoping this will be the start of a new series with Dan and tech luminaries, so come and be a part of something special. If you don't make it in the first wave (it's exclusive! Only nine readers make it at first, but others can join as they drop out), feel free to leave a question or comment here and we'll share it in the live interview. Then the 30-minute interview will be recorded and shared on The Daily Beast's Beast TV later this week.

Here goes nothing!