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HP introduces �printer apps�

Jun 29, 2010, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Flynn)

"Printers are the latest devices to sprout apps and an app store, with HP following Lexmark's lead in launching a series of printers which run apps on their colour touchscreens.

"The printers pack a pared-down embedded Linux kernel which acts as a platform for apps, for which HP will release an SDK and an 'open API'.

"Apps can be browsed and installed directly from the printers as well as online through the cloud-based ePrintCenter hub, which is also the mechanism for printing documents by emailing them to the printer.

"HP expects to offer a mix of free and 'premium' paid-for apps and will take a 30% revenue cut from the later."

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